Yeah, I use dot grid books too. I’m a big fan of this: http://notemaker.com.au/products/behance-dot-grid-book-australia-newzealand
But a cheaper version like this would also suffice: http://dotgrid.co/dot-grid-book-a4-black
Ah, forgot about this thread. I keep track of my Sublime Text preferences here for those interested: https://github.com/joshnh/Sublime-Text-Preferences
3 for me too, Chris. Have you thought about having the borders match the width of the 1/3 grid column below? It feels slightly off for me as it is currently a bit longer.
Also, that subscribe button doesn’t feel right to me. As it is one of the highest contrast parts of the page, it draws your attention earlier than I feel it should. Also, the borders surrounding it seem a little too much, and finally, it feels like it should be elsewhere.
I think if you were to move it somewhere else, then the borders would look better as there wouldn’t be two in such close proximity, which would help with the balance of the page.
Perhaps placing it in the footer might work? But I would look at using a lighter background, or removing the background colour altogether.
Either way, nice work, man. This is looking really good.
P.S. How does the title look if you tighten the tracking just a little? And how does the body copy look if you reduce the leading slightly?
P.P.S. It would make me very happy if the article titles in the content slider lined up vertically with the content slider’s navigation arrows. Might be easier said than done though.
@paulie_d Most of the time the extra white space doesn’t bother me, so I just leave it, but when I do need a fix, that is my go to. I probably should do some further testing though, I just use that because it’s easy.
In the end, changing the markup is the most reliable, but then you’re kind of blurring content and style…
You certainly don’t have to follow the rules to a tee, and there are many ways to create hierarchy and contrast. I think it is really project dependant, but I definitely recommend that you experiment and see what you come up with :)
A good test is to blur your eyes, if you can’t see the hierarchy, then it still needs work.
Hmmm, so if there is only one event per page, what is wrong with letting the content behave naturally, and as a user expects (like almost every other page on the web)? Sure it might not look quite as sharp, but it will be much easier for the user to read; only having to scroll, not click and scroll.
Unless there will be other important stuff under that section, and you don’t want users to have to scroll for ages to see it? Then I could understand using a ‘click to reveal’ action, but I would still try and combine to two into one.
Also, are you in Melbourne? I grew up there, and now live a couple of hours away :)