The MakoverBy Yaron Schoen
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A few months ago I was approached by Oliver Lindberg, associate editor at .Net magazine. He was very kind to offer me a spot on their 208th issue and suggested I participate in either the “Build Off” or “Makeover” sections. Since I participated in the Build Off in the past, I was happy to see what the Makeover was all about.
The idea behind the Makeover section is simple. Site owners that are in grave need of redesigns send over their URLs “to get an expert opinion”. With that notion, Oliver handed over a list of sites that have been submitted by .Net readers. Most of them were in need of some design love, others were actually okay. My choice was pretty easy, and I decided to tackle ratemyplace.org.uk. Ratemyplace is an organization that publishes details of food safety inspections in Staffordshire. Since, 5 years ago, I myself was a victim of a nasty food poisoning, choosing Ratemyplace was a no-brainer.
You can read about my approach to the redesign in the current issue (#208) of the magazine.
The issue is out in the UK and I think it should be in stands in the US by now as well. The issue is definitely worth a read, go pick up a copy. Thanks again Oliver for reaching out and allow me to participate, I had a lot of fun!
So what do you think? The world wants to know!