Hello there and welcome to the latest incarnation of henrytapia.com. This site has been in need of some love for the longest time, so it’s a pleasure (and a relief) to get this latest site redesign live at last. I aim to put more time into design and user experience related posts over the coming months. Or so the theory goes…
A bit more minimal, this new design relies on a grid and the odd bit of nice typography for a clean, smart look. For now, I’m using cufón for embedding custom fonts. I am aware cufón has a few drawbacks and there are some excellent CSS @font-face techniques these days, but unfortunately, they don’t always look so smooth on all platforms (i.e. Windows).
The busy sidebars with their many links and distractions are gone allowing more space for a bit of creative freedom. To that end, the new design allows for some uniqueness in the design of each post. I plan to have fun with the occasional bit of art direction, but I’m not intending to go for the whole blogazine format just for the sake of it.
I’ll be making use of modern web technologies (CSS3, HTML5, etc.) so not everything will always look its best in Internet Explorer. To unfortunate users of IE6, I apologise. I need to get paid for going to the lengths needed to make things work in that vintage browser.