Wilcox Development Solutions Blog

Site Refresh

May 30, 2010

When I first designed the Wilcox Development Solutions website it was meant to say one thing, stylistically: I design simple, clean websites that look functional.

It was 2003 after all: things should look simple. We still have people on 56K modems, running Internet Explorer on the Mac, and nobody’s really figured out a good way to do layout, anyway

About a year ago I noticed that these problems were solved: a whole lot more people got broadband, we have hyper-modern browsers now, and gosh is there some good looking websites out there (thanks in part, I think, to Blueprint CSS. And the world revolves around web apps way more than it did in 2003.

So, time for a refresh. I work towards the refresh in September, 2008.

Ever heard that saying, “The cobbler’s children have no shoes”?. Yeah, it’s like that.

Tonight I put the finishing touches on the site and deployed it.

Because people are curious, here’s how it used to look:

And how it looks now:

Mostly the same content, but with a much more pleasing layout. The old layout had a good, 7 year, run, but it was time for this refresh.

In addition to BlueprintCSS, I have to thank my other partner in crime: Webby. This made (and will make) layout level changes so much easier

The cobbler’s kids now have nice looking shoes!