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It's all an illusion...

I'm in the process of building a simple web site for Rob at Waste Utilities. Whilst in the midst of building, I was struck by the sleight of hand illusionist principles employed -- a drop shadow here, a fading in there.

I'm in the process of building a simple web site for Rob at Waste Utilities. Whilst in the midst of building, I was struck by the sleight of hand illusionist principles employed -- a drop shadow here, a fading in there. It's quite a simple design, based on Blogger (it was my experiment to see how the eminent Douglas Bowman created the design, idolatry rather than mimicry ;)

So, here is a step-by-step account of how it's all done. No doubt I'll be kicked out of the Magic Circle of Web Designers...

1. The Background

01 Body background

2. The Header Wrapper Background

02 The header wrapper background

3. The Header Background

03 The header background

4. The Header Branding

04 Header branding

5. The Global Navigation

05 Global navigation

6. The Content

06 Content

Apologies for the un-anti-aliased text; I have it that way so that I can clearly read the tiny programming font that I use :)