By: Sheri German on Friday, June 20, 2008
The Lake District in rural North West England is famous for its gorgeous scenery — and, of course, lakes. It is also associated with the poetry of William Wordsworth and the Lake Poets. It is to that region that we travel for our latest JumpStart design, CMX JumpStart The Lake District.
CMX JumpStart: The Lake District features an accessible split level navigation system. The main navigation is a series of tabs that uses the Sliding Door method as described by Douglas Bowman. The sub navigation is an unordered list based system, and has rounded corners, as well as a decorative background image on the bottom that is reminiscent of CMX JumpStart North Pole. Both navigation systems provide clear "you are here" page markers. The design is a two column layout fixed at 750px wide and utilizes subtle gradients on various page areas.
The color scheme of this layout was selected to make sure that the eye goes to the subject matter rather than the design. Thus, The Lake District is composed of black, gray, and white to help the images pop.