Tag Archive for 'webdesign'

A New MoMA.org

Ned­ward is dig­ging into the new MoMA.org… so far, very intrigu­ing. Fixed nav bars are the new hottness.

I just sent the tweet above a few min­utes ago, but wanted to post some more con­text about it here. MoMA launched a revamped web site today, with a lot of hook-ins to social net­work­ing sites like Flickr, Twit­ter, YouTube, Face­book, etc. But, one of the more com­pelling changes is the addi­tion of a Facebook-style fixed nav bar, at the bottom:

new MoMA.org

The new MoMA.org, with its fixed nav­i­ga­tion bar.

Con­tinue read­ing ‘A New MoMA.org’

A New Whitehouse.gov, and New Typefaces

As of noon today, we have a new pres­i­dent, as well as a new WhiteHouse.gov. The much-admired, Gotham–based typo­graph­i­cal iden­tity is gone, but as Jason Santa Maria points out, the design­ers went instead with two other type­faces from the same foundry: Whit­ney and Hoe­fler Text.

Another major redesign this week also involved the use of Whit­ney: kottke.org – though you’ll need to have the font installed on your machine in order to see it.

Which begs the ques­tion, Is Whit­ney the new Gotham? (Seems like just yes­ter­day we were ask­ing, Is Gotham the New Inter­state?)

Hoefler+Frere-Jones is on a roll.

What’s Hebrew for “Yes We Can”?

Well, that didnt’t take long – given the suc­cess of Barack Obama’s dig­i­tal and design strat­egy in our recent pres­i­den­tial elec­tion, some­one was bound to, ahem… com­pletely rip him off, sooner or later.

Sur­pris­ingly, the most recent exam­ple is the cam­paign of Ben­jamin Netanyahu, the con­ser­v­a­tive Likud leader run­ning for prime min­is­ter of Israel. The Times reports:

The col­ors, the fonts, the icons for donat­ing and vol­un­teer­ing, the use of embed­ded video, and the social net­work­ing Facebook-type options — includ­ing Twit­ter, which hardly exists in Israel — all reflect a con­scious effort by the Netanyahu cam­paign to learn from the Obama success.

I won­der if that type is the Hebrew Gotham?

Subtraction 7.1 Beta

Khoi Vinh recently realigned his blog, Subtraction.com, con­vert­ing the back-end from Mov­able Type to Expres­sion Engine. (Full dis­clo­sure: Khoi is my boss.)

There are a few new tweaks to the famil­iar design, the most notice­able being the link roll folded-in with longer form entries, cre­at­ing a nice chrono­log­i­cal flow. Also, he cre­ated tem­plates for photo posts.

Election 2008, Powered by Twitter

Twit­ter found another inter­est­ing thing to do since acquir­ing Sum­mize this past sum­mer: they launched an Elec­tion 2008 feed, which dis­plays Twit­ter users thoughts on the elec­tion in real time. The scroll goes dizzy­ingly fast, but the pause on mouse-over is a nice touch.

It will be inter­est­ing to keep an eye on it dur­ing the first pres­i­den­tial debate tonight, as I’m sure there will be lots of insight­ful, thought­ful com­ments. ::wink, wink:: Though I wish that the list was curated down to a select bunch of jour­nal­ists or com­men­ta­tors.