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Redesigning Waxy, 2016 edition – Waxy.org

Andy is sticking with the indie web.

Here, I control my words. Nobody can shut this site down, run annoying ads on it, or sell it to a phone company. Nobody can tell me what I can or can’t say, and I have complete control over the way it’s displayed. Nobody except me can change the URL structure, breaking 14 years of links to content on the web.

I second that emotion.

Spacehack.org

Ariel and Lisa have redesigned the excellent Spacehack site and it’s looking stellar!

Rebuilding the Perch UI - not your usual redesign

The Perch Control Panel is progressively enhanced. Almost all functionality of Perch is available even if you completely disable JavaScript, or if JavaScript fails to load.

Reboot! » Mike Industries

Mike’s blog is back on the Indie Web.

As someone who designs things for a living, there is a certain amount of professional pride in creating one’s own presence on the internet. It’s kind of like if an architect didn’t design their own house.

Google+ | Google Web Showcase - Google Developers

Paul gives the lowdown on the Google+ responsive relaunch. They set themselves this performance budget:

  • 60K of HTML,
  • 60K of CSS,
  • 60K of JavaScript,
  • 60 frames per second animations, and
  • 0.6 seconds latency.

And this bit is crucial:

One of our major rules was that all our pages needed to be both server-side and client-side rendered. With server-side rendering we make sure that the user can begin reading as soon as the HTML is loaded, and no JavaScript needs to run in order to update the contents of the page.

SmashingConf Oxford 2015: Richard Rutter on Don’t Give Them What They Want, Give Them What They Need

A great case study from Richard, walking through the process of redesigning the website for the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.

Welcome to the new Guardian website

The Guardian have hit the big red button and made their responsive site the default. Great stuff!

(top tip: don’t read the comments)

Better business by design

Some good-lookin’ stats from a responsive redesign:

Total page views, a metric we were prepared to see go down with the redesign, are up by 27%. Unique visitors per week are up 14% on average and visits per week are up on average 23%.

The Story of the New Microsoft.com — Rainypixels

Nishant gives a great overview of the responsive redesign of the Microsoft home page, ably abetted by the Paravel gang.

Design Staff – Change aversion: why users hate what you launched (and what to do about it)

There’s some good advice here about launching a new design without pissing off your users (too much).

Wilson Miner

Wilson has turned his site into a single-serving page that’s doing some interesting things with media queries (using height as well as width).

Paul Robert Lloyd

Paul has redesigned. Again. It’s gorgeous and it is, of course, responsive.

Chloe Weil

Chloe’s redesign/realign is a lovely bit of HTML5 and CSS3 all wrapped up in a responsive layout.

David Emery Online: Response

David rejects a redesign in favour of a bit of responsive tweaking — and very nice it is too.

BBC - Radio 4 Blog: Some changes to the Radio 4 web site

A few notes on the recent re-align of the Radio 4 website by Clearleft.

Redesign Mozilla

Follow along as Happy Cog document the process of redesigning the Mozilla website.

UXBri

The UX Brighton website is sporting a new lick of paint and looking rather lovely.

stopdesign

Good news everyone: Douglas is back! Yay!

Microformats.org Wiki 2.0 · Microformats Wiki

Ben has been working hard to upgrade the microformats wiki. His hard work has paid off: it looks great!