This redesign utilized web 2.0 architecture, skins, PHP and css to give it a new feel and interactive features to rejuvenate interest in web design for all the students who originally used it as a portal to show their own work.
This website was originally from 1999 and was hard coded with tables, as well as distracting wallpaper, poorly defined structure and mismatched icons.
It was an opportunity to lead a team of 60 people all designing their own websites. It was the 90’s and flashing text, moving backgrounds, tables, tables, tables. What a mess the resulting cacophony of pages ended up being. It was the epitome of what led to the dreaded homepage. Think MySpace, only with worse technology, speed and restraint.
I feel that the experience gave me insight into what I do today.