My initial intention for I Love Ngoc Lan was to bring the markups and CSS up to date and to make the layout responsive, but then I ended up with a redesign. The new layout has only one column because I wanted to focus on readability. Once users get past the homepage, which features a large banner, everything else is just clean text. The navigation has moved to the bottom instead on the right column to put the emphasis on readability.
The new design is responsive with mobile-first approach. The markup is based on HTML5 Boilerplate and dashes of CSS3 fanciness. I Love Ngoc Lan had been powered by WordPress since 2003. At the time, I didn’t know how the site would turned out and I used WordPress simply because it was the easiest solution. Now the site has grown into a very nice community and I am so glad that I picked WordPress. It has proven to be the perfect choice.