In 2010 we were asked to take a volunteer fire department’s outdated, HTML-based website into the 21st century. We chose CMS Made Simple to drive the site due to its extremely friendly and intuitive user interface. The firemen would be updating the site on their own. We gave them a custom design and installed several modules to add more functionality to the site.
In addition, we were called on by the fire department to design their business cards.
And here’s what the site looked like before we got our hands on it. Big improvement, eh?
And sadly, here is what the site looks like now, after another “designer” came onboard in August 2017, trashed the existing site without regard for 301 redirects, and this placeholder page has been in place since that time. And that is a web designer? Not in my book. [/rant]
Joni Mueller has been designing web sites for hire since 2003, when she first blew up her web host’s server by insisting on running Greymatter. Since then, Joni has designed for Blogger and Movable Type, TextPattern, WordPress and CMS Made Simple. She lives with her cat and shoe collection in a bucolic old section of Houston called Idylwood. For some strange reason, Joni likes to refer to herself in the third person. When she’s not working on web design, she’s ordering lawyers around. And blogging about it. Or both.