Welcome to the New Nordic Design

, By Catherine Lazure-Guinard

I am pleased to introduce you to our new and improved website! For the last three years, we’ve had a simple, sleek and unconventional blog layout. But I realized times are changing, and a new design for Nordic Design is a great fresh start.

Making the best use of existing content was very important. I realized that we published close to a thousand posts in the last three years, and most of the content was still relevant and interesting. I wanted to give you an easy access to all timeless interiors, beautiful home accessories, and great design classics, among other, we’ve featured on Nordic Design. The new home page layout is more magazine-like, allowing you to explore and enjoy much more content than before.

It was also key to make sure attractive visuals would still be prominent throughout the site. The goal was to maintain the design elements from the former site to stay true to our brand, while adding functionality.

A few changes were made, and here’s what you need to know.

  1. A navigation menu was added, making it much easier to browse through categories and to search across the site.
  2. The latest post is highlighted in the top banner. You can also click on “Recent Posts” to see all articles in a chronological order.
  3. There are also clearly defined sections, which may vary over time depending on what post categories we might want to highlight (ex. giveaways, a holiday theme, interviews, exclusive news, etc.). freshstart4
  4. The numerous pictures enable you to quickly scan and see what interests you most. Simply click through on the image or title to read the full post.freshstart3
  5. When looking at the posts within a category, you can switch to a grid- or list view, to suit your preference.
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  6. The new site is now responsive so that you can enjoy it across a wide range of devices from smartphones to desktop computers.

Changing the website is a work in progress. I want to make sure it is optimized for you, dear reader, and I hope you’ll enjoy browsing around. If something isn’t working properly or you want to give some feedback, drop an email over to [email protected] or visit our contact page. The more feedback you offer, the better we can make the site for you.

Enjoy!

Catherine


12 Comments

  1. Laila
    22 Apr 2013 / 4:39 am

    Congratulations on the new design! Easy to use and still beautiful, I love it.

  2. Daniel Cz
    22 Apr 2013 / 7:24 am

    Great improvement! Have fun as always I have during reading your blog…webpages..;)

  3. mr-K
    22 Apr 2013 / 8:18 am

    Very nice! Keep up the good work.

    • Catherine
      25 Apr 2013 / 8:59 am

      Thanks Mr-K! :)

      Catherine

  4. silvia
    22 Apr 2013 / 1:32 pm

    congrats!looking forward to read new posts and get inspired!

    • Catherine
      25 Apr 2013 / 8:59 am

      Many thanks Silvia! If you have comments regarding the new design, let me know!

      Catherine

  5. 22 Apr 2013 / 3:15 pm

    I’m so thrilled with how it turned out! So neat and organized. LOVE it my dear!

    • Catherine
      25 Apr 2013 / 8:58 am

      Thank youuuu!!
      I appreciate it! :)
      Cheers!

      Catherine

  6. Karel
    24 Apr 2013 / 12:31 pm

    There are so many posts I did not see before. I keep on discovering great ones!

    • Catherine
      25 Apr 2013 / 8:57 am

      Hi Karel,
      Thanks! I’m happy you say that, it was our goal to highlight posts that were still interesting and relevant.
      Cheers!

      Catherine

  7. lawny
    26 Apr 2013 / 1:59 am

    I loved the look of the old blog, it was superb, but it drove me NUTS when I wanted to find old posts (almost impossible). Thanks for making the information accessable.

  8. 7 May 2013 / 9:50 am

    I’m happy that I can now see images in your RSS feed via Flipboard! Before it was a very convoluted process of going to your site thru the app to see photos, then going back into the app to star just the text.. It was a mess.

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