You can see from the existing site that I've chosen something simple. One big reason for that is that we still use IE6 at work.
EDIT: I found out the day after I posted the contest that IE 6 is finally going away! We will have IE 8, and I use Safari at home, so no worries.
The calendar widget is not necessary. I'm open to simple designs that make some of the most recent entries quickly available.
I have two logos that I have already purchased which can be seen on my site at the following address:
They do not have to be used. I realized after I bought them that I didn't know how to make them fit. I don't want to limit anyone if you have a better color scheme or text treatment in mind.
I should say at least something specific:
I would like the name Incredible Superpowers to appear in the heading, with the subtext of Life At an OCC. They might not go together, but I intend that the domain will remain, while the category of OCC may eventually be moved off the main page when I'm done ranting.
I'm not good with color schemes, so I don't have fixed ideas there. Readability is key to me.
I will make use of images, blockquotes occassionally, and sometimes use the 'pre' tags for code. I'm open to suggestions for best presentation.
Some of the blog designs I like are:
so basic; extremely readable. Not looking to clone this, I just admire it.
simple design and attractive menu
About the best overall design I've seen. Really nice looking to my eyes.
I'm not set on a color scheme. Light background or dark background. Doesn't matter as long as it is professional in appearance. I usually prefer something simple over something busy.