Small changes, big impact
Alright, I know it’s been 8 months that I started in Canwest. The new HGTV.ca suppose to be launched and still not happening? why? Technical issues. We are working on changing the entire system backend including the CMS and the entire search system.
Well, it takes a long time to do those changes! So when is it approx. will launch now? Who knows, hopefully in the beginning of next year?
HGTV.ca team can’t seem to bare the fact that the site has been outdated for over 7 or 8 years now. They felt that the site needs a little ‘refresh’.
The ‘mini’ refresh was to update the look without changing the structure of the site. All I did is update the color palette. This quick update only took me less than one day to design, and another day to cut out small graphics and background images for production guys to implement. Small changes but big impact.
HGTV.ca microsite redesign:
Well, we can’t revamp the whole site yet but we can revamp those microsites to be up to the trend.
I have revamped several micro sites for HGTV.ca. I noticed all the microsites from the past were not built on the same structure. They have different image sizes and different page layout. It really adds more work load to the production team everytime they get a request to build a new microsite!!
I unified the site template so production team only need to do their CSS stylesheet once, and all they have to do was to change the path of the imagery and the color palette. Streamlined the process which makes everyone’s life easier.