San Francisco Contours,” a topographical print by Abe Bingham (+)

I made a lot of progress on my website redesign this week. I have some structural and cosmetic changes to add, but the idea is here.

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1. Home: The type fits perfectly, but I don’t feel comfortable using the word “in” until school starts. Expect a temporary rephrase until July.

2. Biography: The actual copy is a few years old, so I’ll rewrite my bio before the redesign is published.

3. Bucket list: Cate, shoot me an email.

4. Portfolio: My current site uses a drop-down menu. This index sidesteps it.

5. Example of a portfolio page: Pieces are arranged more logically in the redesign.

6. Example of a modal window: Instead of creating dozens of individual pages (and modifying them x-times later), I wrote modal windows into the design. I can describe each piece in a few lines and be done with it. The background becomes a mildly-opaque white during presentation.

7. Pattern display: One of my favorite things about my current website is the way my patterns are displayed. I kept the idea and made it cleaner in the redesign.

8. Resume: Self-explanatory. I’ve already added this update to my current website, but it’s under a different style.

9. Other: I simplified my “other sites” page in the redesign— all type, no photos.

(Source: csebastian.com)

The Newsweek print relaunch looks great.

Photos of the March 14, 2014, issue via Gymclassmag.

Design is a process, not an outcome. Christopher Simmons, Teaching Design: It’s Not About The Logo
icons for Feyt by Lotta Nieminen
Designing Design by Kenya Hara
The Elusive President— designed by Matt Dorfman for the Times Book Review under the art direction of Nicholas Blechman.

The Elusive President— designed by Matt Dorfman for the Times Book Review under the art direction of Nicholas Blechman.