Chris redesigned CSS Tricks and it’s got some really nice touches. I particularly like the stacked card view on mobile.
Ethan redesigned. It’s lovely.
And now that the new site’s live, I realize I’d like to keep working on it. I’m not just feeling excited to see where it goes from here: as modest as it is, I’ve made something I’m proud of.
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.
Ariel and Lisa have redesigned the excellent Spacehack site and it’s looking stellar!
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.
Paul gives the lowdown on the Google+ responsive relaunch. They set themselves this performance budget:
- 60K of HTML,
- 60K of CSS,
- 60 frames per second animations, and
- 0.6 seconds latency.
And this bit is crucial:
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.
The Guardian have hit the big red button and made their responsive site the default. Great stuff!
(top tip: don’t read the comments)
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%.
Nishant gives a great overview of the responsive redesign of the Microsoft home page, ably abetted by the Paravel gang.
There’s some good advice here about launching a new design without pissing off your users (too much).
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).
Rob is back.
Paul has redesigned. Again. It’s gorgeous and it is, of course, responsive.
Chloe’s redesign/realign is a lovely bit of HTML5 and CSS3 all wrapped up in a responsive layout.
David rejects a redesign in favour of a bit of responsive tweaking — and very nice it is too.
A few notes on the recent re-align of the Radio 4 website by Clearleft.
Follow along as Happy Cog document the process of redesigning the Mozilla website.
The UX Brighton website is sporting a new lick of paint and looking rather lovely.