We are pleased to announce our latest version of the InterActive Arts Web site. This is the 6th major redesign of our corporate Web site since 1998.
This is our record on the Wayback Machine. The last three columns are empty because we were in the unfortunate position of being too busy to update our Web site. Not much of an excuse we know: we have worked on 15 new projects in the last year.
Our first Web site went up in early 1997 when we started out in earnest. This was our rendition of puzzle pieces. It was a time when everything was a "solution".
The domain iaai.ca was registered in 1998. Our first design was dramatic, see the black background, and represented our adoption of orange and green as our corporate colours (they still are - we just don't use them very much).
In 2000 the Branham Group named us as one of the top 50 Web Developers in Canada. Quite a surprise: after winning the award we are not sure of the value of these things so we have tended to avoid them. It was nice just the same.
We have tried a number of strategies over the years. We had a lot of fun with our Chinese translation:
Our current design uses Drupal and a theme called Framework. This keeps the clean look we like and conveys a simple interface where the content does not have to compete with the interface in order to be seen.
InterActive Arts is led by Bernie Monette and has been building Web sites, performing usability tests, and rescuing projects since 1997. Since 2000 Bernie has been teaching Web development at Humber College and is now the program coordinator there. This gives InterActive Arts the unique position of being able to work with clients and students, the ham in the sandwich as it were, and then give the insights from both to each other. The end result are Web sites and Web strategies that meet their objectives, are built economically, and where our clients have the final control of their message.
We would be happy to discuss your plans and goals with you - contact us to begin the conversation. The end result will be something you like that does what you need.