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Drebelbis Engineering Web Site Makeover

There are some clients that have been with Unleashed for a very, very long time. Someone who attended one of our seminars backs in the early 90s has kept in touch over the years. Most recently it was to update a Web site that hadn’t changed much in years. Below is the old home page and the only real graphic is the logo. You’ll also note that the copyright claims 2004.

Drebelbis Engineering Home Page Before

Given that the seminar the client had attended was all about graphics, the site was definitely in need of more graphics. It also needed an updated look that included responsive design. The new home page shows off the business better and is much more inviting to visitors as you can see below.

Drebelbis Engineering Home Page After

With this type of consulting business, the person doing the consulting is extremely important. The old resume (below) was monochromatic other than the profile picture.

Drebelbis Engineering Resume Page Before

After the makeover, the curriculum vitae has a much fresher look and even offers a PDF version for download.

Drebelbis Engineering Resume Page After

This is a type of business where a lot of the work is very technical and probably doesn’t look interesting to someone outside the industry. Even looking at a list of services can leave those outside the industry a little confused. On the old site, there was nothing more than a basic list of services (see below).

Drebelbis Engineering Services Page Before

The new page (below) has the updated look, but each of the services links to a dedicated page with detail information on that specific service.

Drebelbis Engineering Services Page After

Now when people need to understand a little bit more, they can click on an area of expertise to learn more about it. In addition to the updated pages, new pages were added to explain expertise to visitors as well as past projects and their conclusions.

One thing that helped keep the costs lower for the client was their graphics expertise. We provided specifications for various graphics and they provided us with a file ready to use on the Web site. Make sure to visit the new Drebelbis Engineering site to see all that was done. When you are ready for us to give your site a makeover, contact us with an overview of your needs.

1 Comment

  1. James (Jim) R. Drebelbis, AIA, P.E.

    The long term client who was instrumental in the look and feel of the Drebelbis Engineering website is Marsha Drebelbis, Marsha Drebelbis Studio.

    I know, you probably guessed, Marsha is my wife. This website was a collaborative effort. Sure, I provide photos and text, but it was Marsha’s artful eye, her diligence, and relentless pursuit for getting things right that made the story of my company come alive.

    I also owe thanks to the eagle-eyed individuals who relentlessly, mercilessly edited the text, and to Foster’s group who made these pages of artwork function correctly in the virtual world.

    I believe the resulting website illustrates that websites don’t just happen by themselves. To produce a successful website, many things have to come together: concept, story, flow, visuals, and someone — like Foster’s group — to get the mechanics right!

    I think we’re ready for Prime Time.

    Reply

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