Bright colors and polka-dots bringing good cheer, typography for this nursery website was liberated from the cliche of childish lettering.
Since such overhauls are relatively infrequent and set the stage for a web site for years to come, they are rare and vital opportunities to step back to basics. What should the site be? What should it express? Who is it for and what should it do for them?
MindBody is a web-based management system widely used by yoga studios. Using MindBody’s SOAP-based API, eeMindBody provides an easy way for a studio’s ExpressionEngine web site to access its MindBody data.
Now that's a web site: "New York City tree map":https://tree-map.nycgovparks..org/#treeinfo-2135461 -- every last one, including street view, species, diameter. [via Kottke]
Wow, a "360° Taliesin West walkthrough":https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=iWvNCvUJxvg&utm_source=4.
In case anyone else was mildly traumatized by the way fonts appear on MacOS Mojave due to the disabling of subpixel antialiasing, here's the "solution by Github user alexanderyakusik":https://github.com/Microsoft/vscode/issues/51132#issuecomment-424132330:
defaults write -g CGFontRenderingFontSmoothingDisabled -bool NO
Also, in System Preferences > General, check Use font smoothing when available.
More incredibleness: "sefaria.org":https://www.sefaria.org/, a beautiful bountiful platform of the Jewish texts. What an accomplishment.
John Gruber's Daringfireball reviews — no, _essays_ — on "The iPhones XS":https://daringfireball.net/2018/09/the_iphones_xs and "Apple Watch Series 4":https://daringfireball.net/2018/09/apple_watch_series_4 are a pleasure worthy of their subject matter. They feel informed, informal, thoughtful. "Series 4 is to Apple Watch what iPhone 4 was to iPhone," Gruber writes. "The model that takes the original design to a new level."
How did I not know about ribbonfarm all these years; truly I've been living under a rock for ages. Thoughtful, concise, erudite, relevant: "Tendrils of Mess in our Brains":https://www.ribbonfarm.com/2017/01/05/tendrils-of-mess-in-our-brains/ by Sarah Perry.
Premieres for the "??Rams?? doc":https://www.hustwit.com/rams/ by Gary Hustwit (of ??Helvetica??) are being held all around America. The only cities where it's sold out are: NY, LA and SF.
Never mind it being yet another acronym, this method humanizes selecting colors for the web: "On Switching from HEX & RGB to HSL":https://www.sarasoueidan.com/blog/hex-rgb-to-hsl/ by CoDrops explainer extraordinaire Sara Soueidan.
9to5Mac presents "50 new watchOS 5 features":https://9to5mac.com/2018/09/05/apple-watch-series-4-resolution-likely-384x480-apps-capable-of-showing-much-more-content/.
One of the virtues of many sites recently designed by the Brighton-based creative web agency Websiteforall is that they are comprised of just one page (see for example the award-winning Love’s Restaurant). The new Websiteforall portfolio site is in that tradition, taking the visitor immediately to the heart of matters with a thumbnail list of client sites on the left and a focus on one of those sites to the right. This article explains how that setup is deployed in ExpressionEngine using a single template.
Being a blog, Khoi Vinh’s renowned Subtraction.com isn’t as complex a web site as one for an entire organization. But being a standard-bearer of design excellence, everything has to be just so. As Khoi switched to EllisLab’s ExpressionEngine web publishing system, some of the details he wanted fell through the cracks of the software’s out-the-box functionality. This article explains how those details were implemented and how the site was architected in EE.