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View Poll Results: On average, how often do you redesign your web site?

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  • Several times per year

    4 30.77%
  • About once per year

    6 46.15%
  • I'm sticking with the same one; if it ain't broke, don't fix it

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    Sports Publisher mjames's Avatar
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    Redesigning is inevitable, but how often?

    If you've run a web site for a long period of time, you know redesigning is a part of maintaining the site and growing it to its fullest potential. My question to you all is how often do you redesign your pages? Are there any specific hints you get that give you the urge to redesign?

    In the three years of existence of my site, I have performed a total redesign on an average of once a year, usually in the summer when I have most time. It's been ten months my site has had with its current design, so I'm just curious as to when you all redesign.
    Last edited by mjames; Jun 20, 2001 at 18:50.

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    SitePoint Evangelist pip's Avatar
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    Personally, because I work with my site all the time and see the same thing over again, I get tired of the design pretty quickly. Therefore, if I had more time, I would most probably redesign several times per year.

    I suppose it's not about what I want, it's about what the visitors want.

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    SitePoint Evangelist Timothy's Avatar
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    I'm going to have to say about every 6 months to a year because that's plenty of time for people to get tired of a design.

    If the site is heavily content based and used, I would use the same navigation because people will get used to some things being in some certain places and will feel lost if you move everything around.

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    SitePoint Evangelist pip's Avatar
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    I would have to agree with Timothy. I think it all depends on how often your site is being used, what content you provide and how people are using your site.

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    So that's a double agree Pip?

    I redesign my personal site a lot - partly to represent my current styleee but mostly because I get bored very quickly!

    I should put all my old designs online really - to show the progression...

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    jezebel.com recently turned 5 years old. The creator has posted a series of screenshots of her old designs. Anyone remember when "Personal Home Pages" were all the rage?

    To be honest, how often you redesign your site really depends on your audience and who the site is for. For example, my company has done a site for a musical group called Plus One (www.plusoneonline.com). With artists websites, you really only need to redesign when a new album is realeased as it's nice to tie the website and the CD artwork together. Of course, there are artist websites that are a little more cutting edge that redesign more often, but they are the exception.
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