Crypthunter.com is one of the most interesting and well designed blogs I have visited in a very long time. Adventuring, archaeology and general tomb/relic/cript hunting is all covered in this interesting blog, which is written well and the general feel of the blog is amazing.
The design is unique and unlike most other blogs you really feel like you have visited one of them small gems you find ever so often. The design is in essence the same format as most blogs, content on the left and menu on the right, however it is done to a style which is perfect for the topic the blog talks about, There is just enough posts on each page to avoid it looking to cluttered, and the menu contains everything you would want and nothing else. First the menu contains a very small About box, which introduces you to what is going on around the blog, it also intises you to sign up to a mailing list, which is great if you want to keep up with the blog posts and don’t want to use RSS. Next on the menu is Recent Comments, now this would be intrusting to people who visit the blog a lot and like to feel in a community, with the subject of the blog being so focused you can really feel the blog having a community sense. The search box is basic, however as I always say, search is very important and it is placed in just the right place, and provides users a easy way to find the content that they want. You also have the general wordpress things such as Archives, Pages and links. The number of links is fine for the style of site, however I would advise from adding to many more. The menu also contains some rather random set of images for related sites, these images do nothing to help the design due to the changing of the sizes. The color of the design is great and really reflects what you would expect from a blog about adventuring. Black on white text is easy to read and does not hurt the eyes. Images on the posts are well scaled, for example on Things to get your Crypt Hunter for Xmas
The content is long and informative. It has a little touch of humor within each one witch means even if you are not really 100% interested in the subject you can still find the posts interesting. Each post uses a google amount of images without looking like that the images are trying to make it look like there is more content. For example on the post Training – Escape from Quicksand! it provides something that serious people would be interested in while also brining up the subject of evil monkeys
Overall this is a well designed site with well created content. I am proud to say this will be my first ever Spotlight on Bloggeries and I am going to give it a 5. Don’t expect me to give out many fives, so I hope that shows how impressed I am with this blog.