Focusing on a lightweight modular grid, we streamlined ten years worth of Chicago Magazine content and made it flexible for various reading platforms.
I was in charge of creating HTML and CSS templates to implement in the magazine’s content management system. Typically when you move your mouse off a button even the slightest bit, its drop-down menu disappears, which is a pain in the butt. I fixed this by adding an invisible space around the drop down. Luke Seemann, Chicago Magazine’s Managing Editor of Digital, said a few kind words about it in a Society for News Design interview, which you can find here.
The site now reads fantastically, and Luke has done an excellent job pushing our base forward. I’m always excited to see the site when I click on a social media link.
Alison Yard-Medland, Chicago Mag Team, Derek Moore, Jon Shaft, Kyle Fletcher, Nick Disabato