This may be a little too vague to work with, but I am looking for suggestions for examples or resources to look at for a site redesign.
The site in question – https://www.westeros.org – is quite long-running and has a relatively outdated design aesthetic, even though it has been updated to be more or less responsive. But there are limits to what I can manage on my own, so this time we’ll probably be looking at getting some help. However, I am a bit of a control freak so I would prefer having a pretty solid idea of what direction to go in before approaching anyone. So far, I do know we want to have the front page be able to highlight several different recent stories as well as offer easy navigation through to the various distinct subsections.
One issue with moving forward to a more modern design is that the site contains several different kinds of content: news blogs, galleries and what might best be described as information resources. Finding an overall style that suits it all has not been easy. There’s obviously room for variation, but the site still need to appear cohesive. Another complication has been that the content consists of a lot of text, with relatively few images to break things up.