3 May 2004 12 noon

Our colophon tells more than you ever wanted to know about the thinking and feelings behind our May 2004 redesign, code-named “The Spring of our Hope:”

With this redesign—because it is Spring, because I adore my wife and we have a child on the way—I wanted to invoke the hope we carry in our hearts.

Please note that one section of the site has not yet been redesigned, and that, as always, details are subject to change. They are probably changing as you read these words.

I don’t expect or ask anyone to link to this redesign—but if you feel moved to do so, please link to the colophon instead of the front page. Thanks.

NYPL Redesign

And speaking of redesigns, The New York Public Library is sporting a nice one today, courtesy of SBI/Razorfish New York. Yes, that Razorfish. It’s clean, it’s clear, it’s bold, and it’s even XHTML. Congratulations to all on a job well done.

A List Apart No. 179

In a double issue of A List Apart, For People Who Make Websites:

by Dan Cederholm

Most of us have experience creating “rounded” corners by erasing pixels. It’s a rudimentary web design technique — or so we always thought. But in the hands of Dan Cederholm, author of Web Standards Solutions, this seemingly simple technique paves the way for boxes and borders that can change sizes and colors at your whim.

by Trenton Moss

While the methods we use to create accessible websites can be complex, the essential principles are simple: consider the obstacles your site presents to users who approach it differently than you do, then remove as many of those obstacles as you can. Trenton Moss provides a quick overview.