Website Design : Games.net redesign
Client: GamePro/IDG Entertainment • 2006
GamePro wanted a redesign of their aggregate news site, games.net. While much of the site structure and layout stayed the same, they wanted to update it, and give it a new look. I chose to retain the old games.net colours of teal, and replaced some of the stronger black and white contrast with muted beiges and mint colours to soften the design. I wanted to keep a sort of tangible feel, interface-wise, so I went for a subtle bevel and gel insets look. Here is a larger view of the site.
Another consideration weighing with GamePro in the design process was CSS and standards compliance. I had to keep in mind that this site would be created entirely without HTML tables and using only CSS. When I created this page, I kept in mind the limitations and abilities of web style sheets.
I also designed the Flash video player on Games.net's site, and created the buttons and assets in Flash. (Backend coding of the Flash player was done by my co-worker.)
As a side note: I also designed the Flash ads you can see in the top views. They were created for Gamedownloads.com, one of the other GamePro family of sites. The ads themselves scroll through the images of several different games, such as World of Warcraft, Medieval 2: Total War, and F.E.A.R.
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