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Retro Portfolio: Redesign

The May 2001 redesign of was intended to brighten the site and decrease the load time for each page.

Before this redesign, used a layout with much darker colors and many more graphics. Load times were too high in relation to the content that was being provided.

I developed a layout that used reds and white in place of the greys and black that were used on the previous version of the site. I also converted items such as the navigation and some page headers to text, when they had previously been images.

A thumbnail view of the home page in May 2001.
A thumbnail view of the home page in May 2001.

The design was successful but I later replaced it when I grew bored with the design. Looking back, it was probably one of my better designs for the site. My November 2002 redesign of DetroitHockey.Net was highly influenced by this layout.

The above text and image were copied directly from my original portfolio as I imported it over to the blog.  It was not updated for re-publishing.

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