Every couple of years or so I realign this site. As the site was already Responsive and Mobile First after the previous design in 2011, this time around I wanted to change mostly the typography for cleaner and simpler look and feel, and make performance enhancements. A lot of things have changed below the surface as well.
Like the previous design (v5), elements are (mostly) aligned to a fluid 8-column symmetrical grid structure. All font sizes are still defined in ems, according to the traditional typographic scale.
Sass and Dev Tools
The new typeface, Open Sans is embedded as a base64 string. I’m using both Open Sans Light and Open Sans Bold variants.
I’ve removed Social icons, Platform, Credits, and Elsewhere modules that were lazy-loaded for bigger viewports in the previous version. I might bring some of them back at a later stage though. Main navigation is now at the end of the page, linked from the top. I’m still tweaking things a bit here and there. I’ll probably add some lazy-loaded custom icon fonts too.
This is the sixth major version of this site. The previous version was online from September 2011 until May 2013.