We’ve wanted to redesign Wesleying for a while and finally got around to it this Winter break. Here it is! The new site is live! Rejoice! It’s 2013!
Our aim was to have a user-friendly, sleeker design with better-organized content. It’s still a work in progress, but a step toward having a more mobile, social, and visual site.
There’s now a navigation bar to make it easier to separate between featured and event posts; it’s also where you’ll find our submission forms and a revamped “links” page. The sidebar is cleaner and still features the weekly-ish poll, shoutbox, and popular posts list. We’ve added a social media widget so you can follow Wesleying all over the interwebz. Most noticeably, the newest featured posts are highlighted at the top of the page so you can view them more easily.
We expect to roll out some minor changes in the next few weeks, but this is basically the new site. Enjoy it, embrace it, explore it, and as Wesleying’s resident computer beauty expert Evan Carmi ’13 has stated, “Change is hard. Suck it up!”
If you have any questions, thoughts, or constructive criticism, feel free to send them to staff[at]wesleying[dot]org. It’s an ongoing process and we appreciate your opinions.
If you’re interested in the geekery behind the redesign, read more after the jump.
We added Font Awesome, a sweet vector icon font to our site, which allows us to use icons to add a more intuitive feel to the User Interface.
Feel free to increase or decrease the font size in your browser. Since these icons are all vectors, they don’t suffer from pixelation. Awesome. FontAwesome!
A globe icon from FontAwesome.
All the code is on Github, so feel free peak around. If you got some great ideas, send us an email or submit a pull request!
Designed by Evan Carmi ’13, Web Designer for the New York Times and Wesleying.