Site Redesign: Misanthropy and the City

Posted 2 April 2009 under ,

Before she left to travel around the world in 2007, I helped my sister set up a website to chronicle her various adventures. Two years later, the site was looking a little dated, so we decided to completely overhaul it. She did some drawings (in her distinctive style), and I turned them into a new skin for her existing Textpattern setup. The new site, Misanthropy and the City, is now live, and I’m pleased — nay, delighted — with how it turned out.

It was great to have an excuse to work in Photoshop and Illustrator. There was a time when I wanted to do this stuff professionally, and though I love the development side of web work, it felt good to use some of those skills for the first time in years. Putting this redesign together has made me appreciate the work the designers at Viget do that much more; I can’t imagine doing this kind of visually creative work 8-10 hours a day.

Have a look around the new site, and let me know what you think. And if it’s broken in IE, I do not care.

About Me

I’m the Development Director at Viget in Durham, North Carolina. I’m also an avid reader, traveler, cyclist, musician, coffee fiend, and friend of birds.