At 10:27pm on my 27th birthday (Friday, August 3rd) I launched the redesign for Geremology.com. The new design is meant to be minimalistic, yet useful with a strong emphasis placed on the content over design. Here are a few useful features built into the latest version of the site:
- Search- With eight years of content housed on the site, I wanted specific entries to be easier to find. If you wanted to find the entry about when I bought a watch that doesn’t tell time, simply search for “doesn’t tell time” and BOOM…the entry magically appears!
- Retina Displays- I have all of the devices that Apple makes with a retina display and it irks me when I visit websites and the graphics appear fuzzy. As a result I wanted to ensure that the graphics appear as crisp as possible. Unfortunately this meant that I have to go through every single entry and modify the HTML code for every image. Currently the process is about 70% complete and the site should be 100% retina ready by 8/18.
- Mobile Devices- Recently I found out that there are approximately 4.2 billion people with a toothbrush in the world, which pales in comparison to the 4.8 billion people with a mobile device. To me, this showed the importance of having a mobile-ready website nowadays. Whether you’re on the 27″ iMac with 2560 x 1440 resolution, or the iPod Touch, first generation, the website will automatically reformat the page to give you the best experience. Side note: If you do not own a toothbrush, please get one ASAP…you’ll thank me later!
- Studio- The studio page has been fully redesigned and it now contains links to the journal entry for each project, project summaries, and videos that are viewable on both mobile devices and standard computer browsers.
These are just a few of the changes that have been implemented with this latest redesign and I am still making changes and tweaks as I see how the user’s experience unfolds. Besides the odd image formatting on the older entries, if you notice anything that doesn’t work as it should, please drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll be forever grateful…I might even name my firstborn child after you!