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Front cover of Designing News

The visual design of this website is unashamedly based on the front cover of a fabulous book, Designing News by Francesco Franchi, as published in hard back September 2013. I hope Francesco can forgive me for butchering his design and adapting it for my own purposes.

The type is set in Akagi designed by Neil Summerour, with headlines set in Michael Hochleitner's Ingeborg. Both fonts are served up by Fontdeck.

The site is built on a homemade CMS written in PHP and MySQL. It was hand-coded in Espresso, marked up using semantic HTML 5 and CSS 3 along with a smattering of jQuery.

I've used responsive design techniques to hopefully ensure the site is nicely readable on lots of devices. I've put together a kind of style guide, mostly as a check that all likely mark-up is styled appropriately. While the site has not been widely tested, it should be fine on all modern browsers. Please let me know if you come across any problems.

Site analytics are tracked using Mint by Shaun Inman. I use and recommend Vidahost for web hosting. They've proved very fast and helpful thus far.