Proven Quality is a site based around providing quality football writing, with an audience of educated football fans in mind. When designing the site we looked to emphasise that by creating a clean and elegant responsive interface that removed as much of the busy cruft often found on blogs and new sites as possible, and put the focus on the writing.
The site was built upon the Bones WordPress starter theme and uses the twitter, facebook and google+ APIs on the back end for social sharing and share counts, eliminating the added network requests and load time involved in displaying widgets from these social networks.
For users reading the site on mobile devices, the site downsizes the header and displays a fixed header made in jQuery with jQuery.mmenu and Hammer.js to give a native-like reading experience, with two menus available with a click or a swipe.
A number of backend additions help writers whilst composing their articles, and the site makes use of the football-data API to collect information about teams and players.
In addition to designing the site, we also manage the server infrastructure, using some cutting-edge technologies to provide users with an extremely fast loading site. The site is served over HTTPS with the SPDY protocol enabled, and makes extensive use of caching and CDN to keep load times to a minimum.