June 2, 2015
Theft has been an inevitable part of designing Blot. I’ve tried to steal small things from lots of places so that no particular heist is conspicuous.
Kirby - Stole some of their marketing copy. Looking back, they’re likely the subliminal inspiration for Blot’s logo.
New York Times - A lot of their type treatment was ripped and used to design the default theme.
Jekyll - An ancestor to Blot — a beautiful piece of software.
Stripe - Stole from their excellent support & documentation section when writing Blot’s documentation.
Subtraction - The original Blot template was massively influenced by Khoi Vinh’s wonderful blog.
Second Crack The project which runs Marco Ament’s wonderful blog, shares a lot of the design principles of Blot.