has a standards aware chief editor

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The recent redesign of was interested for a few reasons – we spent reasonable amount of time realigning all the site page types and during the process, we developed a 5-column grid system, which opened some new ideas for creating bullet-proof multi-column CSS layouts. The home page currently features much more content than in the previous versions, but most of the feedback we received suggests that it’s now much easier to scan and read all the headlines and texts on the site… but I digress.

All those little joys, like the ones just mentioned, bring a smile to a designer’s face. However, the idea to bring a web standards practitioner, an experienced web author and a SEO expert – Goran Jurić – on a position chief online editor, was the winner for this project (Goran runs the local forum Webote, which is devoted to programming for the web).

Due to my knowledge, it’s the first such case here in Croatia, and for that reason such move is even more significant. Let’s just hope it’s not the last one here in the local media organizations.

In a meantime, I can’t wait to see how the site will develop under the guidance of the new online editorial stuff.

Marko Dugonjić is a designer specialized in user experience design, web typography and web standards. He runs a nanoscale user interface studio Creative Nights and organizes FFWD.PRO, a micro-conference and workshops for web professionals.

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