A ‘typography out’ approach

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  1. Elliot Jay Stocks Elliot Jay Stocks

    Very soon, I’ll be blogging about the ‘typography out’, designing-in-the-browser approach I’ve taken to redesigning Smashing Magazine. In the meantime, though, here’s a little teaser.

    It’s very rough around the edges (those icons were thrown together quickly as a proof-of-concept) and all very much subject to change.

    You might also be interested in my latest blog post, ‘Choose your web fonts wisely’.

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  2. Daniel Eden Daniel Eden

    My only complaint is the icons have poor contrast - working on a uselessly bright monitor to be fair, but I couldn't actually see them initially.

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  3. Levin Mejia Levin Mejia

    Oh yeah, that's looking good. I want to start reading ;)

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  4. Elliot Jay Stocks Elliot Jay Stocks

    @ Dan: ‘those icons were thrown together quickly as a proof-of-concept’ :)

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  5. Jonathan Ogden Jonathan Ogden

    Awesome. I really like the font choices here Elliot, and enjoyed the blog post too! The fonts all look rather large though!

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  6. Chris Radford Chris Radford

    Very nice, good use of colour to indicate hierarchy as well. Will be interested to read how 'typography out' works for you.

    over 2 years ago

  7. Van Shea Sedita Van Shea Sedita

    The type sizing and spacial quality of the black with that dark blue is real nice with that serif.

    over 2 years ago

  8. Kean Richmond Kean Richmond

    I like the increased promotion of the author, I think this is an important element of multi author sites, and definitely an area that can be improved upon from the existing website

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  9. Jeff Bridgforth Jeff Bridgforth

    What typefaces are you using? I like.

    over 2 years ago

  10. Marian Mraz Marian Mraz

    Me gusta!

    over 2 years ago

  11. Joshua Sortino Joshua Sortino

    Elliot, I didn't even know you were redesigning their website. You have no idea how excited I am. While Smashing Magazine has been an icon in the design world for some time now, I've never felt their layout fully represented their philosophy. This changes everything.

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  12. Ben Hayes Ben Hayes

    Could you say a little bit about what your goals are for the type in this design? What kind of vibe and effect are you going for?

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  13. WowMakers WowMakers

    Looking forward for more of teasers and case-studies.

    over 2 years ago

  14. Hubert Florin Hubert Florin

    We're not very far from 8faces here, would you say it's your design style or is it because both projecs somehow share the same objectives / readers? Don't get me wrong, I find this approach of the design very convincing, and courageous for a site like smashing, but I can't help but thinking that if 8faces were going as a blog, it might look very close to this. Maybe what I'm wondering is: how much of the existing identity are you going to keep alive, if any?

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  15. Tyce Clee Tyce Clee

    Wow, had no idea you were working on a Smashing Mag redesign Elliot, that's brilliant. Good luck with the project, looking forward to seeing more snapshots in the future.

    over 2 years ago

  16. Union Gasworx Union Gasworx

    Love the layout! But I'm not a fan of the font usage on the main header I'm afraid :-( Just doesn't seem... serious enough? I think that's a bad way of putting it, let me go swallow a thesaurus and I'll come back and try and say what I mean, lol.

    over 2 years ago

  17. Aurélien Foutoyet Aurélien Foutoyet

    I really like this shot :)
    Skolar (If it is ?) is a tough choice. I think they recently improved the hinting which makes it even better than before for web use. Btw, not present on this shot but I love the italics.

    over 2 years ago

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