17 comments

  • Sacha GreifSacha Greif, 5 years ago

    This works because we know who iA is and it matches their brand and overall message.

    In other words, don't try this at home kids!

    29 points
  • Stefano TirloniStefano Tirloni, 5 years ago

    It seems they have built their website with IA Writer and then turned to HTML.

    9 points
  • Axel ValdezAxel Valdez, 5 years ago (edited 5 years ago )

    "If you think that asking for a handful of coins for a professional tool is outrageous, get it now."

    Oh I hate that condescending shit.

    Edit: apparently "condescendent" is not an actual word :)

    7 points
  • Jim SilvermanJim Silverman, 5 years ago

    ol ol ul, ol ol ol, ol ul ul, ol ul ol, ul ol ul, ul ol ol, ul ul ul, ul ul ol {text-indent: 0; }

    7 points
    • Nick NobleNick Noble, 5 years ago

      lol #preprocessing

      4 points
      • Daniel WinterDaniel Winter, 5 years ago

        I wonder even more why they need 4 Javascript files for that. And a full blown jQuery 2.1.2 for autosizing the text, while embedding a HTML5 Shiv for older browsers (why use jQuery 2 then, not 1..). So clearly, this site is a mess from a developers background. And I don't like it visually either to be honest.

        10 points
        • Ben SchwarzBen Schwarz, 5 years ago

          Its a mess because they used a javascript library and a couple of convenient plugins?

          Say you were given the same brief, would you have written vanilla javascript? Or a more modern web framework? (Ember, Angular, etc). No. You wouldn't.

          The usage of jQuery is absolutely justifiable.

          2 points
          • Daniel WinterDaniel Winter, 5 years ago

            To be honest I have to admit that I didn't even recognize that there were subpages aswell, I thought it was a one page. That changes things - especially about jquery - a bit. But still it seems a bit overblown. And no, I even think that most of the stuff that is realized with js couldve been done with pure CSS. You don't even need JS for most of these things.

            And on the other hand basic optimization wouldnt need that much resources (concatenating js, removing comments and minifying css, maybe even minify HTML although that is a bit tricky).

            I don't curse the usage of js, jquery or frameworks. I curse the use of 150kb js if you might get away using no js at all. That would be more accessible, would work with all combinations of ghostery etc, would be faster and would be less open for errors on the clientside.

            2 points
  • Brian MooreBrian Moore, 5 years ago (edited 5 years ago )

    This reminds me of my friend JGV's site.

    Nice and clean.

    2 points
    • Hawke BassignaniHawke Bassignani, 5 years ago

      Really great compendium site. I have been considering rolling something similar; thanks for posting that. :)

      0 points
  • Nice ShoesNice Shoes, 5 years ago

    Very simple. Very good.

    2 points
  • James Young, 5 years ago

    It's "tidy" in the same way wireframes are tidy but to be honest it does little for me and like Stefano said, looks like they just turned their markdown editor into HTML.

    1 point