Baltimore Homicides Map
Company The Baltimore Sun
Completed July 2015
With its size rising at an alarming rate, our database of Baltimore homicides is an important resource for the community. It is a longstanding feature covering homicide data back to 2011, though it recently underwent a dramatic design "facelift."
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ABOUT THE PROJECT
Our homicides map and database has been around for years, and was consequently sporting an outdated look and lacking any responsiveness. With the backend architecture powering the application in fine working order, the goal was to make minimal changes to the HTML and do the bulk of a design refresh through CSS. Ultimately, a custom CSS-based slider with JavaScript hooks was built as well.
MY ROLE
I was the sole designer and developer of the app's design refresh. I went with a dark, modular design that lent itself to being responsive and built a tab-navigated slider using CSS3 transforms and transitions.
BY THE NUMBERS
In the month after the redesign, there were 204,000+ views, compared to 131,000+ the month prior (+56%). In its lifetime the project has more than 2.5 million views.
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