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de Nijs Design

THIS site :-), main Redesign in 2001
with some follow up adjustings, additions, new colours, etc. every year since then, most recent in Summer of 2009

bilder/screenshots from 2001

latest colours you can see yourself while surfing this site

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aufgabe/idea/task

Company name and logo change for trademark and identification reasons. The blue golden 3D rendering didn't fit into the lean clear new economy concepts anymore. so, first a new logo for better integration and with greater flexibility was created.

also a lighter design was required. More information should display only when the user would get deeper into site structure.

opposite to some designer's sites where the work for clients is not further explained this site here shall provide enough information at the portfolios and the service sections for a good impression of all the concepts and ideas (and hard work) behind.

also neccessary information like addresses, processes, prices should be clear and correct.

further transparency and quicker access was achieved by a further structural adjusting in Feb 2002.

scrolling should be only - if at all - happen at the deeper levels of information - because only interested users do scroll at all.

this site used frames till 2003 what in my eyes is a nicer experience to the user, as never the whole browser window empties and rerenders.

Nov 2003 I converted the site to almost only CSS (I had more tables and styles before for better displays in Browser 4 versions, now reduced the tables to very few which are difficult to get correctly as pure CSS only in some browsers (though everybody knows my tediousness in browsertesting, also my patience has limits with buggy browsers - at least regarding my own site.

July 2009 I converted all menu images that so far had had socalled hot spot/click areas into css menues with 4 hierarchy of submenues that now use graphics only as background images.

I also gave up the pages heavy principle to have nearly hundred of javascript commands in them to show/hide the required layers. I had use this to save loading times and avoid obvious page changes and letting build up the page again.

But now with most users having fast internet access this is no longer a critical point (though I've got it still in mind and keep the pages as ascetic as possible)

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Regarding accessibility is to say that my site is not completely compliant with the strict requirements for accessibility and I that I had carefully to decide where to make compromizes and what the aim of my site is including the majority of target group members. see also 'details'.

I just wanted to point out that I know about accessibilty requirements and with customers carefully balance those requirements and the integration of their overall marketing and corporate design concept.

konzept/concept

Company name and logo change for trademark and identification reasons. The blue golden 3D rendering didn't fit into the lean clear new economy concepts anymore. so, first a new logo for better integration and with greater flexibility was created.

also a lighter design was required. More information displays only if the user would get deeper into site structure.

opposite to some designer's sites where the work for clients is not further explained this site here shall provide enough information at the portfolios and the service sections for a good impression of all the concepts and ideas (and hard work) behind.

also neccessary information like addresses, processes, prices should be clear and correct.

further transparency and quicker access was achieved by afurther structural adjusting in Feb 2002.

scrolling shoud be only - if at all - happen at the deeper levels of information - because only interested users do scroll at all.

this site still used frames what in my eyes is a nicer experience to the user, as never the whole browser window empties and rerenders.

in Nov 2003 I converted the site to almost only CSS (I had more tables and styles before for better displays in Browser 4 versions, now reduced the tables to very few which are difficult to get correctly as pure CSS only in some browsers (though everybody knows my tediousness in browsertesting, also my patience has limits with buggy browsers - at least regarding my own site.

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Regarding accessibility is to say that my site is not completely compliant with the strict requirements for accessibility and I that I had carefully to decide where to make compromizes and what the aim of my site is including the majority of target group members. see also 'details'.

I just wanted to point out that I know about accessibilty requirements and with customers carefully balance those requirements and the integration of their overall marketing and corporate design concept.

details

erfolg/success

the complete redesign of that rather complicated and graphics rich website took less than four weeks (breaks included...:-) for one person to do

it shows latest improvements in my programming of smart webpages that consider a user's perception and like of reading and getting information served.

in my opinion heavy page changes with every link click and unneccesary scrolling should be avoided.

informational text got to be splitted in easy-on-screen reading portions, redundant words got to be avoided. keep it simple with focus on keywords and essence.

this site is, of course, not aiming at users who only understand blue underlined text as links, which is not arrogance but my decision of what target group I want to serve with my site and services.

has my concept also reached your mind and understanding? then please drop me some lines of feedback. I will answer, I promise!

Beate de Nijs

zukunft/future:

or better: the probable progress and furhter development of this website should bring more examples for created websties, more examples in that section of visual perception which is one of the most fascinating things to learn and teach.

some expansion in the lab with a sort of diary or regular notes (comment 2007: I had that written in 2001 when blogs where not yet there ... now with the mass of blogs I hardly have to rethink if this was a good idea ...) and thoughts of things that impress me and me as a designer, some more experiments to show the lust in creating new things and use new technology or at least programming knowledge.

wait, come back and see!

farben/colours:

just to show some development/adjustings of the colours used for the main menu / page background colours.

So here some colour samples of my current site, the two ones before, and a pastellic variation

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