Design and redesign
Post #977 • March 28, 2007, 1:16 PM • 28 Comments
As previously mentioned, I spent the last two days at An Event Apart Boston. I highly recommend it to anyone interested in the problem of building websites. I'm self-taught, but the process, as I learned, isn't all that different than any other creative pursuit: figure out what you want to do, do some research, throw some stuff down, and then alter and eliminate until it looks good. It turns out that I'm already using the same method as Jason Santa Maria; he's just a lot better at it. That's cool. Floundering around is The Way.
So here we have another redesign. This time I wanted to break up the boxiness and indicate a bit of dimensionality. I needed a break from the illustrations. I wanted to see what I could do with one font - a nice, clean sans-serif. But some of the changes go more than skin deep this time. I eliminated about four div tag sets, converted the navigation and recent articles to unordered lists, and totally and utterly divorced presentation and markup. The markup, semantically, rocks, even for HTML 4.01 Strict.
At any rate, if anything's choking to death, let me know.
Spring is here.