At the start of 2020, I’ll begin redesigning this website. In the past, I’ve done this work in secret, but I’d like to document the process this time through.
Posts related to the redesign will begin with “Redesign:” to distinguish them from the rest of my blog. This post will act as a table of contents.
- Redesign: The Popeye Moment
Setting intentions, why this series exists
- Redesign: On This Design
Comments on and rationale for the site’s “undesign” at the time of writing. Notes on concision.
- Redesign: Wants and Needs
Goals for the redesign, aesthetic and otherwise
- Redesign: Nose-First
Notes on working from the inside-out vs. working from the outside-in
- Redesign: Perfecta Trifecta
On typographic atmosphere and setting criteria for typeface selection
- Redesign: Looking at Letters
How the design of individual letters exponentially accumulate to create the voice of a typeface
- Redesign: Picking Typefaces
Looking at related typefaces, talking about them, then selecting a couple to begin design
- Redesign: Scales and Hierarchy
Setting body text size, defining a type scale, and a brief interlude on methods to create hierarchy without getting too heavy-handed about it all
- Redesign: Gardening vs. Architecture
Describing different modes of writing and how they influence typographic support, then settling the type hierarchy for the site