January 8th, 2009, 05:49 PM
Tips for updating an old design, please
While cleaning an old harddrive, I came across an old website template my former businesspartner never finished but I have always been quite fond of. It was supposed to be for a company making encryption software, so he went with the theme of steel - taken from the Apple OS interface.
It must have been somewhere around 2003. Currently, this template is clearly outdated - temporary websites are wider and much more "open" - not anymore confined to a 650px box.
However, I would still like to use the concept for my own website, but it is heavily outdated. Do you have some pointers on how I could make this more contemporary without losing the concept of "steel plate"?
All help is greatly appreciated.
"Real software engineers work from 9 to 5, because that is the way the job is described in the formal spec. Working late would feel like using an undocumented external procedure."
January 8th, 2009, 07:08 PM
Maybe you can make the side navigation transparent and put it on the "metal sheet" texture background, and somehow make the text engraved-like.
January 12th, 2009, 04:03 PM
I'd redo the tabs for a cleaner look, or get rid of them all together. The writing on the tabs is a little small for important navigation.
January 13th, 2009, 04:11 PM
I'd probably start all over from scratch. Templates are a pain and it's probably made with tables not css.
I think a fresh start would be the easiest.
January 15th, 2009, 03:38 PM
i agree. but if your dead-set on using it i know fireworks cs3 has a few different chrome/metallic backgrounds
Originally Posted by amberdesignz