Schneeballschl8 is a very innovative German blog. It’s two blogs in one, displayed on both sides of the central “sidebar.” (I suppose it would be a centerbar…) Leif Langsdorf and Dennis Nicolai, the two web designers who run the blog, are represented by the two cartoon caricatures in the header, with their blogs below.
There is a lot I like about this design.
- Both bloggers’ entries are styled either red or blue, to match the caricatures in the header. The single post pages are the same, having either a red or a blue theme depending on whose post it is.
- On the post pages, the sidebar is shown on a different side of the screen depending on whose entry you are viewing. If you are viewing a “red” post, which appears to the left of the “centerbar” on the main page, the sidebar will be shown on the right. The opposite goes for the “blue” posts.
- The AJAX search box is cool.
- The color scheme is good. It’s eye-catching without being distracting, and the text is nice and legible.
- The Header graphic is well-done.
Schneeballsch8 is one cool blog. I’d like to see more like it in the future. I would subscribe to Schneeballsch8 right now, but I can’t really read German (I know a few basic words and phrases, and Google Translate can only get you so far).