Scientific American redesign

Happy Cog’s redesign of the Scientific American website, featuring wicked web fonts Prelude and Brunel, is alive!

Roger Black Studio did the print redesign and supervised the project; Font Bureau created Prelude; Paul Barnes designed Brunel and Webtype hinted it.

For the Happy Cog team:

16 thoughts on “Scientific American redesign

  1. Very nice! I was wondering if you could share what CMS is used. We often have difficulty assuring that web standards are implemented correctly when building a site in a CMS, and especially when clients start adding their own content. Any tips or good articles anyone can share? We’ve mostly been using Drupal and WordPress lately.

  2. Wow, those headlines are gorgeous. Shame about all those animated flash banners though, doesn’t half distract away from the lovely type (not Happy Cog’s problem of course, that’s another discussion entirely).

  3. It should be noted that the advertisement just below the main navigation covers the drop-down menus in Safari on Mac (not Firefox however), making it impossible to read, or discern the contents of, the last few items…

  4. Fantastic type work!

    The beautiful type choices came from Roger Black Studio and were led by Roger Black and Robb Rice. Also, the two designs, print and web, influenced each other.

  5. I was wondering if you could share what CMS is used.

    I have no involvement with this site, but I noticed it’s ColdFusion-based. Mura is the only ColdFusion CMS system I’m familiar with, and it can be made fairly standards friendly.

  6. I was wondering if you could share what CMS is used.

    Scientific American does its own back-end work. The site is transitioning to a new CMS but is temporarily being served from the old one. Can’t really discuss more than that and can’t comment on ease or difficulty of maintaining standards compliance of templates under the old or new systems (not having done this work ourselves). Good luck!

    P.S. ExpressionEngine is an excellent, powerful, flexible CMS. We use it on many projects (although not this one).

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