A Book Apart site redux

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  1. Jason Santa Maria Jason Santa Maria

    Putting the finishes touches on a small revamp of the A Book Apart site. It's responsive and using SVG for all the simple book cover thumbs. Don't miss the full sized attachment. Hoping to launch sometime this week.

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    over 1 year ago

  2. Loris Grillet Loris Grillet

    Really like the visual on the books. You made it really tangible.
    Looking forward to see the whole site.

    over 1 year ago

  3. Trent Walton Trent Walton

    Love the overlapped book/device bit... really illustrates how portable things are.

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    over 1 year ago

  4. David Hellmann David Hellmann

    Nice Jason, i like it!

    over 1 year ago

  5. Dave Rupert Dave Rupert

    I sure hope the pages flip on the homepage :)

    over 1 year ago

  6. Dave Foster Dave Foster

    Looking really nice Jason!

    over 1 year ago

  7. Dan Malarkey Dan Malarkey

    This is awesome!

    over 1 year ago

  8. David Simpson David Simpson

    Can't wait!

    over 1 year ago

  9. Paul Lloyd Paul Lloyd

    Love the idea of using SVG for simplified images. It’s the way of the future. Are you using SVG for other iconography on the site too?

    (Unrelated, but still not sure how I feel about the diverging AxA brands—although, the new AEA site is gorgeous. Hoping it will all fit together with the imminent ALA launch.)

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    over 1 year ago

  10. Michael Von Thies Michael Von Thies

    love it!

    over 1 year ago

  11. Matthew Sanders Matthew Sanders

    Jason, I am quite pleased with the spread showing the many formats each book is in.

    over 1 year ago

  12. Jason Santa Maria Jason Santa Maria

    @Paul Lloyd

    "Love the idea of using SVG for simplified images. It’s the way of the future. Are you using SVG for other iconography on the site too?"

    Yep! Only the non-vector stuff will be JPGs, and I'm trying out that 220% low res thing on those. We're using Grunticon for the SVG images and I love how fast it is.

    "(Unrelated, but still not sure how I feel about the diverging AxA brands—although, the new AEA site is gorgeous. Hoping it will all fit together with the imminent ALA launch.)"

    Yeah, though I think it's OK that they spread out a little.

    over 1 year ago

  13. Mirco Moretti Mirco Moretti

    Genius Revamp—now Titles are more prominent… and the UI is friendly flowless.

    over 1 year ago

  14. Lucas Mourelle Lucas Mourelle

    Great responsive design! I can't wait to see those SVG thumbs. SVG's coming to stay!
    Cheers!

    over 1 year ago

  15. Thorsten Beeck Thorsten Beeck

    Great responsive redesign! Can't wait to see it live!

    over 1 year ago

  16. Harry Olson Harry Olson

    Love how this collapses and the 'full package' product look inline with the product/pricing below. Love it!

    over 1 year ago

  17. Ragnar Võrel Ragnar Võrel

    I am sensing a blurry pixel somewhere.

    over 1 year ago

  18. Frane Gorjanc Frane Gorjanc

    Looking good! My only critique would be about incosistency - active state item in main navigation is squared on full size while it's rounded on the resized version. Same goes for CTA "add" buttons - the devil is in the details! :)

    I'm a pro SVG thinker myself - but be carefull, lots of Android users (roughly 60%) will have problems with native support of SVG...

    over 1 year ago

  19. Jason Santa Maria Jason Santa Maria

    @Ben Howdle: We're actually using Grunticon. Super easy and generates pngs for you.

    @Frane Gorjanc: I wouldn't say any of those things are inconsistent, they just needed to adapt to different sizes. The important thing is that they maintain their essence across different scenarios, which I think they do nicely.

    over 1 year ago

  20. Deanna Mitchell Deanna Mitchell

    Great shot @Jason Santa Maria! I love the typography work. So simple, so legible.

    over 1 year ago

  21. Carter Digital (via James Noble) Carter Digital (via James ...

    Looking forward to having a gander @Jason Santa Maria

    over 1 year ago

  22. Lindsey Lindsey

    Really nice!!

    9 months ago

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