An elegant page header

As I rekindle my lifelong interest in design, I’m keeping my eyes peeled for refreshing, effective visual approaches. Last thing I want to do is mindlessly parrot The Look of the Moment and become part of the problem.

I enjoyed this header on Nicholas Nethercote’s blog. Logical, just enough white space, nice priority of attention, no frills…and Bodoni.

It’s a minor but excellent departure from the default Helvetica in Automattic’s Coraline theme—the delicate serifs pair better with that theme’s photo.