So, I have been a fan of Bryan Veloso’s blog (Avalonstar.com) and his design style for years now. I’ve seen avalonstar go through quite a few design revisions and have liked them all. I say like, because while many have fell in love with his design style, I felt them to be great, just not a design that I personally would fall in love with. That in no way negates him as a designer, just my preference.
That was until his most recent release of Revyver Labs [link]. To me Bryan has become such a great designer and I love the style of this site. From its open spacious feel, to the slight transparent glow on his Gotham laden headers, I love it all. I especially love the rollovers in his sections. It seems he uses a semi-transparent PNG overlay on rollover that brings attention to the download links – that’s rad dude. Rad. Also, as some may expect, I dig the dark textured feel to the background and the white space (that’s not so white).
This site has the perfect amount of glossiness, seen in the logo, but not overkill. From text treatments, semi-transparent headers to the sleek and clean navigation, this site rocks the hizzy. Nice job Bryan. You have l33t sk33lz.