AIGA San Francisco

the professional association for design


Site Credit

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The AIGA San Francisco website was designed and developed by Brick Design, Inc.

Web hosting is provided by MediaTemple’s Grid-Service.

Typography

Helvetica Neue 35 Thin was chosen for main navigation, section titles and page titles. All other content is generated via the web browser using the end-user’s Helvetica font-file (if available), or Arial if Helvetica is not available.

Main navigation and section titles are image-replaced using CSS. Page titles utilize sIFR 3 beta to auto-generate the titles using Helvetica Neue 35 Thin embedded in a Flash movie.

Front-end Development

The website’s front-end was marked up to be a good citizen of the Semantic Web with hand-coded XHTML, CSS and Javascript. Microformats were used where possible for event and people-related data. The media player and homepage calendar were built in Flash.

Special thanks to the people behind the Prototype JS and Script.aculo.us libraries for making much of the javascript development a breeze.

Back-end Development

AIGA SF’s custom CMS was built using Blackbird, an open-source data relationship manager developed by Brick’s very own Charles Mastin and Joshua Rudd.

All data is stored in a MySQL database.

The custom template and middle-ware layer were built with PHP5.

Tools used during design and development of the site