Rarely do I find the need to gush over a design but I'm impressed enough to do so now. Back in the reboot, probably my favourite design was James Mathias' leihu. I like the injection of buddhist elements which I felt gave me a greater reflection of James' true character. It helped personalize the site in a way that very few do.

So, I was doubly impressed today when he unveiled his "dark side". Like the contrast switcher on my site, it's a hidden element, not very obvious by any means, but once found, uncovers a great twist on a fantastic design. It truly establishes a yin-yang relationship with the main site design. Just as much work seemed to go into the alternate version as the original version and I have a tough time deciding which I should use to browse the site with.

In any case, I recommend you check it out, uncover the hidden design and hopefully you'll enjoy it as much as I did.

Published July 02, 2006 · Updated September 14, 2006
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James Mathias said on July 02, 2006

Well, geez, wow, thanks Jonathan, I greatly appreciate the props and gushing. I really do. It's just a little something I have been wanting to do forever and finally got a bit of free time and inspiration to accomplish, thank you for enjoying it and sharing it.

wow. again thank you :)

WD Milner said on July 02, 2006

A web site "easter egg" - nice style switcher!

Ben Poole said on July 03, 2006

Too easy ;o) But agreed, very cool.

Colin D. Devroe said on July 03, 2006

Leihu DS rules!

Marko Mihelcic said on July 03, 2006

leihu is also my favorite reboot!
Great job James ! :)

Matt Sanders said on July 04, 2006

A very creative way to make use of a style switcher. I love it!

Dustin Diaz said on July 04, 2006

That is very cool and creepy at the same time. I dig it!

Olly said on July 05, 2006

Ha! Brilliant.

I'm scared now though ;-)

Kenny Saunders said on July 05, 2006

I love the location of the style switcher, very clever...

Miles Johnson said on July 05, 2006

I like the dark theme, but how do you switch back?

Jeff L said on July 05, 2006


Blood sacrifice, as it said when you moused over the target to switch to the darkside.


nicely done!

Anton said on July 07, 2006

Oh, nice find that.
I already loved his site, now I love it even more!

Ben Lilley said on July 13, 2006

Very nice style switcher, very comprehensive style too. Just a bit too easy to find ;)

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