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Redesigns Abound

Hot on the heels of Douglas Bowman’s redesign of Adaptive Path, the imitable Dan Cederholm has completed his latest project, redesigning Inc.com (his studio’s site has also received a facelift). The four sites linked above are not just terrific examples of design, but all make use of valid XHTML and CSS.

With all these great examples taking up your time, you may not have noticed the few minor tweaks made to this site: the primary navigation now resides in its own UI element (the bar underneath the header), and features subtle hover effects (all CSS, of course); the style switcher has been simplified by removing the two experimental styles (this has also decreased page-load times a bit); and finally, I’ve livened up the header just a little, borrowing one of the elements from this site’s logo (the globe). Of course, all the changes have been translated to each of the alternate styles.

I’m still not done (is a designer ever really done?), so you may have to reload the page and/or stylesheets over the next few days/weeks if things look squirrelly. I have to do something to make myself feel better after spending so much time looking at Doug and Dan’s personal sites–it’s good to have the bar raised every once in a while.

This item was posted by Dan Rubin on Friday, July 18th, 2003.

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  1. Posted by Daniel on Monday, July 21st, 2003.

    Looks splendid. I’m a little gun-shy about the redesign I’m contemplating. It’s going to end up being a fairly monumental affair, I think. With great spots like yours along the way, though, it’s that much little bit easier. To be quite honest, I prefer your site to Zeldman’s, from a completely aesthetic, visual design perspective. Something about the sidebar being on the left throws me off.