Website Launch: Generation Church Conference 2008

01 February 2008

Last night I hit the “Launch” button on the [second revision] of this year’s Generation Church Conference mini-site. I really had fun with this one. The design is grid-based, the typeface is Helvetica (Extended), and the navigation is dynamic. This project marks the first time I’ve publicly utilized the Blueprint CSS framework – which I’m absolutely loving. Not only did it save me time in development, but it also really helped me keep focus during the design stage. The default 24-column grid provided a construct from which I was able to be creative, but still controlled.

This is also the first time I’ve launched a website without first testing in Internet Explorer 6. It feels good. It feels real good.

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Additionally, I used Coda-Slider.js for the (Panic-inspired) navigation, and ThickBox.js for the light-boxed bios.

Have a look. (Don’t miss my favorite part – the “Register” button.)