While working on a site’s CSS, I’ve been using transparent PNGs to overlay a grid image on the page in order to align design elements to the grid. Previously, I specified a repeating background grid image on the body tag, and commented it out when I didn’t want to see the grid. That works fine, but any child elements that use background images or colors will sit on top of the grid, obscuring it. And the repeating grid image will take the place of any background image which is supposed to be part of the design.
Here’s a Photoshop template for a page based on a grid 960 pixels wide. I have found this combination to be useful and start most projects with a variation of this file (the color palette I start with is different).
I worked with Brooke Private Equity Associates to redesign their website, and implement a content management system. The site features a clean design and custom photography.
Roughly every six months, I update my site design. This interval seems to occur naturally rather than by plan. In the past, major updates have been driven by design, technology, and content reasons, or a combination of the three. This update was mostly driven by changes to the content.
I worked with Amacher & Associates Architects to redesign their existing website, and implement a content management system. The website features a clean design and a photo gallery of the firm’s projects.
INO.com, Inc. hired me to implement a website redesign in order to update the presentation, and also optimize the code to reduce the load on their servers. We moved from a fixed width table-based design to an adaptable CSS-driven design.