HayoBethlehem.nl V10

This website has been pretty boring since February. There were a few reasons for that. I'll be talking about those in future posts. I did use the lull productively, as I hereby launch my freshly improved website. You may need to refresh your cache.

The first step for my redesign process was to establish where I wanted to go with my personal branding. The style of my websites has changed a lot the last eleven years. The design before this one was the first to introduce anything resembling brand identity. I had to consider if I wanted to keep the shield-logo, improve it, or try something else. I decided to keep the shield, and improve upon it, thus establishing it as a vital part of the identity of the website. It’s actually the third version of the logo, though the second was never widely used.

After finishing the logo it became clear which directions I could take with the rest of the site.  I’d always wanted tot try a dark design, and that theme fitted perfectly with the new logo. The Photoshop file just grew from there. I’m sad to say this website has seen the longest development cycle ever, so in the last two weeks I decided to rush it to production, and leave a few bits out.

A few bits and pieces

So there you have it. Version 10 of HayoBethlehem.nl sees the light.

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