I’ll admit, all this recent redesiging is infectious. More importantly though, it made me realize that the previous SimpleBits design had been up for probably over a year. At the very least, it needed some “freshening up”. And isn’t this what’s fun about the web? The constant flux?
Much of the design and concepts remain the same. So much so that you may be asking “what’s different?”. The inspiration for the subtle update emerged from a set of icons I started working on a while ago.
I toyed with the idea of selling the icons as set — but realized I liked them too much and thought I’d stretch the SimpleBits pixel “brand” a bit further and fold them into the template.
Prefer the old design?
No worries. The old stylesheet is still available as an alternate and can be activated in the dashboard (top right corner). It was also probably a good idea to keep the old theme around, as there are a few examples in the book that reference that design. The markup remains almost untouched, while the CSS methods are essentially identical as well.