f there be classics of web design then Subtraction.com is surely among them. The personal site of Khoi Vinh, now Design Director of nytimes.com, its design is so obvious and authoritative that it almost should be ubiquitous, and yet of course it’s unique. It has few rivals in the art of employing spacing to augment reading.
In January 2008 Khoi announced that he was switching the site’s publishing system from MovableType to ExpressionEngine. I offered to help out and he took me up on it. So I’ve written up a detailed explanation of the ExpressionEngine templates that now serve up Subtraction.com as of v7.1. See “How Subtraction.com was converted to EE”.