Simtec Silicone, an ISO 9001:2000 certified, Wisconsin based company that specializes in silicone parts for industrial and healthcare applications hired me in early 2007 to redesign their existing wesite. The plan was to use the existing website as a base instead of scrapping the whole thing and starting from scratch. The HTML code was updated to comply with 2007 web standards, a new look was developed and CSS was implemented to stylize the site. Additionally, an array of new images, pages and links where added including a brand new drop-down menu. At the time, the new menu was created in DHTML. I optimized the site for search engines and added a number of other nice features like a Google map for easy location and downloadable PDF certification documents. You can’t see it in these screenshots, but both the page header and main image are animated. The animation cycles through a number of their key products in order to showcase some of the company’s capabilities as soon as a visitor lands on the page.
In the end, the website looked like a brand new project way ahead of what was there before. You wouldn’t even think it was the original site, revamped. The client was very pleased and that lead to a phase 2 addition to the site a few months later. Great company to work with.