51bits 2.2

I’ve been working hard on the biggest update to this site since it launched, with some improvements I’ve wanted since the very beginning.

The feature banner on the home page has been redesigned, rewritten and now makes use of the HTML5 History API. I dropped iScroll and built it around hammer.js which made gesture recognition relatively simple, not to mention being a much lighter library.

I’ve also dropped Typekit and moved to web-safe and self-hosted fonts; Helvetica Neue just works.

Lastly, all graphics have been re-drawn using Sketch, which was a great way to dive in and learn this brilliant tool. As an aside I’m now using Sketch across my projects more than Photoshop, which is simply great.

The current design is a year old, but this update has left nothing untouched giving it a brand new vibe once again.