So I’ve got a confession to make: When we started working on the new Boston Globe website, we had never designed a responsive site before. Link
This shouldn’t come as some huge shock. I mean, raise your hand if you’d built a full responsive site back in November 2010. (You can put your hand down now, Mr. Marcotte, that was rhetorical.) Since so few had done it — and certainly not on this scale — we kind’ve made things up as we went along. In fact, the entire Boston Globe team worked in a laboratory environment.1
Here at Upstatement, we experimented with how to solve design and layout problems within a responsive framework. We learned a helluva lot as we went, like how to choose the right design software, strategies for thinking through breakpoints, and some best practices for designing in the browser.
While InDesign CS3 and later does include variables which allow for the creation of headers, our Power Headers plug-in provides many, many advanced options which you will not find in native InDesign variables or any other plug-in that we know of.
The best-selling “Apply Master to Pages” is an InDesign script (for versions CS4 and CS5) that allows the user to apply master pages to an entire document based on the paragraph styles that appear on each page.
The user can select up to 10 paragraph styles per document that are associated with a master page.
The user can also assign a master page to be applied to blank pages (blank pages are defined as pages that contain no text).
I pretty much am hounding for a pair of TMA-1 by AIAIAI. and now they have just announced the release of their Capital series. Which look pretty descent but its the details thats gone into the design that has caught my eye. Checkout the way in which it crumples down and holds the cable, its muy sweet.
Heres what the designers Lars Larsen and Jens Martin Skibsted from KiBiSi on the overall aesthetic of Capital:
" With Capital we’ve aimed to create an iconic pair of headphones designed for urban use. All components of the headphones play an integrated and cohesive role; the adjustment system used for Capital is reminiscent of snowboard bindings, in tune with the generally sturdy and eclectic solutions implemented. This is part of what creates the unique character of the headphones."