Once again we have the privilege of sponsoring an amazing Drupal event. In just two weeks several members of the Aten Design Group team will be joining the Drupal crowd in Berkeley, California, for BADCamp 2012 sessions and summits! We are looking forward to reconnecting with Drupal friends and colleagues, sharing some of what we’ve been working on, and hearing what others have been up to as well. And... Aten is hiring!
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Vertical rhythm and baseline grids are age old tools used by designers to help aid the placement of content within a layout. This post is focused on the 'how' not so much the why. If you don't know the 'why' I highly suggest checking out the following resources.
Last weekend, Ken and I headed to MIT for the 4th annual Design for Drupal Boston—one of the few Drupal camps geared specifically toward design and front-end development. As is typical with Drupal Camps, we got to meet and share with a lot of new faces, all with a passion for Drupal and design. It was also the first opportunity for Ken and myself to present two new sessions we've been working on, both of which revolve around the processes we use daily here at Aten.
The Aten team recently completed a redesign project for cironline.org. Our CEO, Justin Toupin, wrote about the launch a few months back. CIR, the Center for Investigative Reporting, is a nonprofit organization devoted to in-depth reporting, often covering issues of injustice and abuse of power taking place around the world.
A while ago we (Joel) published an article titled, “LESS, The Flavor of CSS You Should be Writing for Drupal.” At the time (2010), preprocessors were just starting to gain popularity. LESS seemed great and there was a Drupal module for compiling on the server. So, we switched from CSS to LESS. It was fantastic. Variables, mixins, nested rules; everything we ever wanted in CSS.
Last week the annual North American DrupalCon was held here in Denver. The Aten team was involved with DruplaCon Denver in a variety of ways last week and the months leading up to the event.
Aten Design Group was chosen by the Drupal Association as the design lead for DrupalCon Denver. We worked with the local community to create the branding, website design, and over one hundred other assets, including signs, banners, badglets and presentation templates.
In celebration of the change of seasons, last week we rolled out a spring map for Colonial Williamsburg’s Tour the Town. The map features updated colors, blooming flowers, and other features highlighting the beautiful spring weather in Williamsburg.
You should check it out at http://tour.history.org.
Last week we helped the International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ) launch "Can You Handle the Truth?", a multimedia presentation honoring victims' rights to know the facts about human rights violations perpetrated against them.
Yesterday we launched cironline.org, along with the incredible team at the Center for Investigative Reporting. The website looks fantastic (if we do say so ourselves) — on your phone and tablet, as well as your computer.
If you, or someone you know, is an awesome user experience/interactive designer, and is interested in working on exciting projects for awesome clients with an excellent team, take a look at our job post and get in touch!