The time has come

The word at the moment seems to be: “design”, or should I say “redesign”.

With CSS Reboot having just occurred there are loads of freshly re-designed sites avaliable on the net, for your viewing pleasure. CSS Reboot was a community event for web professionals were hundred of designers from all over the world launched their web standards-based redesigns simultaneously on May 1st 2006, bringing traffic, interest and a little respect to their sites.

Locally, and both rebooted their sites. Both definitely worth a look at. Well done guys.

With all these new sites around, I have decided the time has come to step it up a gear, and redesign the Digital Farm.

I am reading lots of articles to assist me with the best redesign possible. The redesign will cohere to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0, which basically means it will be entirely Web 2.0 based, using divs and CSS stylesheets extensively. The header graphic will probably not change, neither the overall colours, but the usability of the site, and content layout will recieve a much needed overhaul.

Time frame? I have none, whenever I have a spare moment I will work on it. It could be ready next week, it could be ready next month.

Why? Let’s be honest, hopefully to attract some more design work my way! And of course challenge my skills.


7 responses

  1. Thanks for the link-love Mark. =) Having a look at the number of Safa’s that rebooted, I was pretty dissapointed. I wish there were more standards based designers out here in SA.

    Waiting for your redesign in anticipation. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. You’ve inspired me! And pointed me in some good directions to get started… I’m trying to upgrade my company’s website, which desperately needs a whole lot of attention, but it’s a bit of a mission. Can I borrow your brain for a few days? ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Glad your inspired Michelle. Theres loads of help, and loads of creativity to lurch off the internet.

    You can borrow my brain … but you won’t get much from it. I can always direct you to our company web design department *hint hint* ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. I’m still sorting through some “minor” glitches… and the portfolio + rest of the content sections will be on shortly…. thanks for the shout out ๐Ÿ˜›

  5. How the hell did I miss this event? I must have been locked away in some cave to have missed it…

    Anyway, great designs. I’m inspired to redo mine now. No more of this lame header-only change to the basic WordPress theme.

  6. Glad there are others feeling inspired after the CSS Reboot. I am totally with you on the “lame header-only change to basic WordPress theme”. My current theme is a slightly-edited version of the default WordPress theme. How unimaginative is that?

    That will soon change though. Oh yes …

  7. […] A few weeks ago I promised my faithful readers that a revamp of the Digital Farm was in order. Don’t worry I haven’t forgotten, it is on its way, it’s just taking a little bit longer than I first expected. […]

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