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Nov 11, 2011
Posted by Justin

The evolution of GlowView

It’s always interesting to look back at the design evolution of websites that have had a few iterations over the years. Luckily for us, I’d say each version improved over the previous. Let us know what you think. Ignore the broken images in some of the screenshots, the WayBackMachine has some loose gears.

 

2002

The very first GlowView design. I was on a circular kick around this time, since it was something you didn’t see very often. My personal website at the time also featured a circular container with the content in a small rectangular iframe inside. Apparently, I was testing out a┬ácornucopia of Photoshop filters on the photo as well.

GlowView circa 2002

2004

Went with a more blog-like look in the next design, although it did not utilize a blogging platform. The main design feature was actually a photo of the ceiling at my folks’ house back in New York. I used an underwater filter and some other effects on it to make it look very abstract. This was the first GlowView site that was W3C Compliant.

GlowView circa 2004

 

2009

The current GlowView design up until November 2011. Started playing with some fancy jQuery effects and tons of transparencies. This site was IE6 compatible and still used mostly transparent GIF’s rather than PNG’s. Just the blog was built in WordPress 2.x, the rest was custom PHP.

GlowView circa 2009

 

2011

The current site. Built completely on WordPress 3.x this time around. Appropriately, this version has a more business-like feel to it. We love it, what do you think?

GlowView circa 2011

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