web design


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Original design by <a href="http://dan.hersam.com/designs/designs.php">Dan Hersam</a>

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Updated Jul 29, 2020


droll - 10/06/01View - Download
Still haven't managed to come up with something decent on my own, so I just start with another idea and then change it to the point that it looks good to me. I like how this one turned out.
blue_heron - 9/19/01View - Download
The colors and layout came from lds.org and I kind of liked it so tried to come up with something similar, but with a lot fewer tables. Whoever came up with lds.org was table-happy. I changed every single line of the page, and I am pretty happy with how it turned out.
ice2 - 7/17/01View - Download
I decided I didn't like the original color scheme and some of the layout of my ice design so I redesigned it and this is the result. I think it's an improvement.
orange - 7/15/01View - Download
This is from a site that I run for a musician so I left all the links and text intact to add some variety for types of sites. The site is fairly clean and the layout isn't too complex, but looks okay I think.
ice - 7/12/01View - Download
I wanted to make a design that was based on one theme or color and this is the result. I'm fairly happy with the way it turned out. I think the colors could have been altered somewhat to give it a better look, but all in all I think it is decent.
mod_tweedy - 6/30/01View - Download
I got the original design for this from oswd.org and then added stylesheets and a few color changes so I figured I'd post it in case anyone wants to start from where I've gotten to. It's been quite popular on oswd but I can't really take credit for it since Artwiz first came up with it.
steve - 6/30/01View - Download
I'm not very imaginative so I do better copying other sites rather than thinking up my own. This one is like SGI's site but I coded the entire page in vim myself and just used their page as a reference. I was going to do some CSS stuff but decided against it. A lot more can be done in the main body section, but I just wanted to give you an idea of what I thought might work.
black_n_blue - 6/25/01View - Download
I really like this design, for one because it's very simple, but it also has very appealing colors. I love things that are very simple, yet elegant. This may not be elegant, but at least I covered the simple part fairly well.
fred - 6/24/01View - Download
I got this idea from a banks web site, but after seeing how they did it (with stylesheets mostly) I had to rewrite every single line, so I can't really say I stole it from them, but I did use their ideas heavily. I'm fairly pleased with how it turned out. There are a few more things I could do but I've already spent more time on it than I had planned.
green_tan - 6/22/01View - Download
I know, I know, real original name huh? I wasn't feeling very imaginative :P I have always meant to make a design with tan and green, so here it is. I thought it would be fun to make some use of cool html entities so that's why they are there.
win_desktop - 6/22/01View - Download
I wanted to make a design that looked like a windows desktop. I think it looks okay. I used the blink tag but I think this is one of the few times that it's acceptable use. You may ask why I made a windows desktop since I use Linux, but the windows desktop is fairly standard, whereas Linux is extremely configurable. I will be making a Linux one soon, but I figured this would be faster.
goose - 6/21/01View - Download
I don't know why it's called goose - it just popped into my head as I was creating it. I kind of like the design, although I still feel like it's missing something. The colors go well together methinks, but I'm not sure if I should have changed the window colors or something.
big_blue - 6/20/01View - Download
I found the inspiration for this design on IBM's web site, but I changed lots of things. I've always been a fan of blue, so this page looks quite nice to me. Hopefully it is appealing to others as well. I use this design on my Coin Collecting web site.
magazine - 6/20/01View - Download
I saw the basic layout of this design in a magazine and made some alterations to it for the web site I used it on. The Hersam Family Web Site currently uses this design, and I'm fairly pleased with it.