I ran across Petr Lysak's WebCoffee blog and from the first moment, I was wowed by the design. It really appealed to me.
That got me to thinking about how important great design is to a Website, blog, ebook or other mainly text-based content.
Petr says he used "shiny colors" and "funky old school colors". I just love the cigarette in the logo.
Petr built the entire design himself without the use of any commercial blogging software. Maybe that's why I was so drawn to it. Because it is an original deign, it doesn't look the same as a TypePad blog (like mine) or a Wordpress or Blogger blog. It does not have that template feel.
Well done Petr. Good luck with the blog.