I am sure you have noticed it too. It seems that fresh looking alternative designs for websites are rare. Of course, it is a matter of taste and what may appeal to me may not work for anyone else. But really.. all big corporate sites go for a safe look and feel. And most of them are blue and white. BORING .. and so last summer.
So what to do with a website that needs a make over, should not be boring (to my eyes) and certainly should not have a ‘corporate look’ . Of course there are matters to discuss… accessibility, SEO optimisation, use of a CMS which may largely influence the design. Most CMSs use a template, and we all go safely for 2-column or 3-column layouts, and end up with another boring site. *SIGH* *ANOTHER SIGH*
Being determined to have a different look and feel is one thing, actually designing something different is not that easy. I seem to be brainwashed with some basic layout rules and it is hard to do things differently. That is why I started to make a tidy list of what I want my site to represent. It is a struggle, but I know it will help me to focus on the main features of the site. And then I can finally play with the v4RC of Umbraco *grins*