Posted Wednesday, August 23, 2006
Yes, it's a brand-new look for macilife.com! As I mentioned in a previous post, I recently commissioned Seattle-based Textura Design to redesign this site, which had grown creaky and funky over the years.
They've done their work, and magnificently. The new design not only allows for specific pages for iWeb and GarageBand, but it loads much faster and will be easier for me to maintain.
And its underlying HTML code is a thing of utter beauty. It may not mean much to you if you aren't involved in the Web design scene, but the old code behind these pages was outmoded and archaic. The new code, largely the work of Matthew Foster, is modern, elegant, and clean—crafted and presented like a dinner at fine restaurant.
Now it's my turn: In the days (weeks?) to come, I'll be adapting the site to incorporate the new look throughout. I'll add those long-awaited GarageBand and iWeb pages, and update the pages for iTunes, iPhoto, iMovie HD, and iDVD, too.
More podcasts are in the works, too.
In the meantime, the usual "pardon our dust" disclaimer applies. As I pound my hammer, you may encounter broken links, formatting weirdness, and missing content. (At the moment, for example, the archives aren't available.)
And let me know what you think of the new look.