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Archive: 23 August 2005

A List Apart Returns

A List Apart is back in business and sporting a radically new design.  Check it out!  Four columns on the main page?  Yes indeed!

I’m proud to say I had a hand in the redesign process, taking the visual goodness of Jason Santa Maria and turning it into living, breathing XHTML and CSS.  Keeping the pages from going completely crazy in broken browsers was an interesting challenge at times, but overall I think things came together rather nicely.  There may be a few glitches here and there, though we did our best to test widely and often, but if so we’ll handle them as they arise.

It was good fun working with the talented team members in this process, and I especially enjoyed being able to concentrate on what I know—building XHTML and CSS around existing designs—and leave the rest to other people who knew their stuff as well as I know mine.  Due to the strategic partnership between Complex Spiral Consulting and Happy Cog Studios, I look forward to assuming that role more often, and on ever more interesting projects.

Addendum: it seems the DNS change to point to ALA’s new Textdrive home hasn’t made it as far as I’d thought, so I’ll point you to the numeric IP address; that way, you can see it even if your local DNS hasn’t caught up yet.  Sorry for any confusion!

Addendum 2: it’s been long enough that the DNS change should have made it to all the far-flung corners of the net, so I’ve removed the numeric IP addresses.

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