The Northern Information site refresh project was originally in a directory called
nobullshit. Some things I’ve changed to meet the challenge:
- Return to brand roots.
- Idiosyncratic yet stock.
- Anachronistic yet futuristic.
- Looks like ten years ago but could only have been created now.
- Offer “inarguable” solutions to design problems with regards to content/data footprint growth.
- Less grid sub-systems.
- Less templates.
- Leverage organic text flow.
- All type units are in
- Semantic & accessible:
- Algorithmically approved contrast for legibility.
- Mobile first.
- Expose metadata when possible.
- Introduced “Edit” hyperlinks to GitHub files where practical.
- Introduced “Jekyll
site.timerun:” timestamps on all pages.
- Another scalpel to the information architecture.
- Improved menu hierarchy.
- Nuanced typographic styles.
- The brighter the type, the more important or interactive.
- Remove duplicate filenames in different directories. (i.e.
- Remove legacy redirects that where probably only used by me.
- Reintroduced the Discography page.
- Remove all content delivery network dependencies.
- No more jQuery.
- No more Font Awesome.
- Bootstrap (CSS only) is now self-hosted.
- To balance out all this rationality I had to add the Philosophy page.