I’ve made some big changes on this site recently. They’re mostly behind the scenes with the aim of improving your browsing experience.
After a recent change of web host I decided to refresh and update the design of my site.
The main aim was to optimise the site for use on smart phones and tablets which I’ve achieved through the use of the Less CSS framework. It’s a really nice, lightweight framework which relies on media queries to determine the size of the browser window and apply relevant CSS styling accordingly. Check out the site on an iPhone or iPad to see the difference.
In addition to the five top level categories, I’ve also added tags to all individual blog entries. Tags appear at the bottom of each story and allow you to quickly find and filter related stories. The hope is that this should allow for more fluid movement through the content.
There is also a new section called ‘Inspiration’. This sections pulls in items I’ve added to Dribbble, Tumblr, Fancy and Svpply and puts them all in one place. It’s in beta at the moment and it might behave a bit strangely at times…
In addition there have been a couple of smaller changes – implementation of TypeKit fonts, blog search functionality, and a new set of web links to friends and family sites.
There’s still some work to do, not least a huge update of the portfolio section with some of my new work from the past couple of years…