Archive for the ‘re-design’ Category

Visible & invisible site updates

Sunday, March 20th, 2011

Over the holidays, I had the pleasure(?) of attending a LAN party where 1) I was the only girl and 2) I was the only macbook. Since they never got around to playing the Steam games that I own, I ended up working until 6am, re-writing the markup and css of my site. Version 1.0 dates back to June 2009, and, though it was pixel-perfect true to the design, and worked pretty ok, it was a little messy under the hood – something I could easily see after working more intimately with css over the last 1.5 years. Let me know what you think of the improvements:

  • tidier markup and managed to edit the css from 700(?!) lines to 350 lines (site looks exactly the same, and functions better)
  • stopped absolutely positioning things since I’ve figured out floats in the last year o_O
  • replaced the highslide js popups with jquery sliding carousels
  • added some recent projects to all sections
  • replaced some of the text to be less lolcat, more professional
  • added an Illustration section with vector drawings and icon sets from recent projects

Windsor Salt, revisited

Monday, January 18th, 2010

I started these concepts a long time ago after seeing how bad the Windsor Salt packaging had gotten. I assume the general population doesn’t think about salt packaging because… who cares, it’s salt. But if I’m going to have a box of this stuff sitting around my house for years, it might as well look nice.

windsor-tablesalt-fullyfunctional

(I know, I know, most people fill cool salt shakers and don’t think twice about the packaging, but wouldn’t it be nice to have that little visual surprise every time you opened your spice cabinet?)