When the Litchfield Historical Society first approached GDA to redesign their website in 2009, we went the route of a very skeuomorphic design, echoing the fabrics, papers, and textures of the museum’s collections. This project included not just an informational website about the society, but also the Litchfield Ledger, a historical record of various papers, artifacts, and more in the Society’s various archives.
However in 2017, the Society approached us again with a follow-up problem. The design of the website we had originally come up with was feeling too historical, too dated. While it still worked for the Ledger, with its focus on the actual historical items, the Historical Society felt it wasn’t quite right for the informational portion of the site which showed on the day-to-day operations of the museum and its more modern academic work. So we designed and developed a new website for them, built in WordPress to allow maintenance and updating of the site by Society staff. This new design focused on a clean, modern presentation of information to bring the Society’s image into the twenty-first century to match their modern-day mission.