Been putting together this site for the project alongside actually developing it. I find it helps to have several different projects and parts to projects so as you get bored or burn out on one, you can switch to something else and come back refreshed. Websites are one easy aspect to add to any coding project, and it's good to build some momentum before you release anything.
I know it's a bit gaudy, but it's based on children's alphabet blocks so, well... gaudy. The theme plays to something I've been having a bit of trouble driving home as the idea of the entire project. A learning language for ages 10 and up, so I'm thinking Big Wheels/tricycles, not bicycles. I'm thinking Duplo, not Technix. I'm thinking Lincoln Logs, not a chainsaw. I'm thinking erector set, not arc welder!
I also haven't added the mobile code yet, but that's something I can add easily enough later (took me maybe 15 minutes to add media queries to EWIUSB so shouldn't be a big deal).
Uses a lot of CSS3, doesn't provide any of the CSS3 effects to IE8/lower -- OH WELL. I did use sibling selectors instead of nth-child so at least the colors are applied in IE 7 and 8 even if the shadows and rounded corners are not. While I'm willing to provide pages that work to people on old browsers, I'm not going to bend over backwards to make every little bit of appearance the same.
As with EWIUSB.COM I will be putting together a forums for it. Originally I was going to take the default skin for SMF and use CSS to bend it to my will, but the default markup is driving me insane, so I'm scrapping that and starting over by rewriting the entire forum skin from scratch. Really sad since IMHO SMF's markup is the best I've seen out of forum software, but it's still far, FAR, FAR below my norms.
I've had a couple comments the fonts are a wee bit large. I did that to go with the 'fun' part of the theme, but if enough people respond in the negative to it I'm willing to drop it from 100% down to the 85% I normally use on websites.
The conflicting primary colors run against my normal 'design sense', but it seems to work for the site... or am I alone in this? I had the same type of tacky color conflicts on EWIUSB.COM which are now resolved... did I once again go 'too far' with the color choices? I was kind of aiming to try and deliver the same effect as opening up a box of alphabet blocks, duplo or 'Fisher Price' products for the first time.