You might have noticed that today the IoT Expert website looks completely new. And, you would be right. The whole thing has been re-done. Why? There are a lot of reasons, but the bottom line is that I changed my mind. When Yakob Dedi posted his original design to the 99designs contest I immediately thought, “Wow, that is the winner!” Then when I sent the design around, one of my good friends said that it was obviously the winner and I should stop wasting time with the others. But, for several reasons, I ended up going with the other design.
But, I regretted the decision. And every day that went by, it ate at me. One of the marketing people that I work with originally said the Yakob “IoT Expert” logo was the only choice from the contest that was iconic. This comment kept ringing in my brain. Finally I contacted Yakob (aka AnnSir on 99designs) , bought the logo and started the process of switching. And now, I am much much happier for it.
It turns out that the switch was not that easy because the WordPress template that I was using was not very compatible with the redesigned logo. Then, we descended into the pits of hell trying to find a good template starting point. Yakob looked at 100’s of different designs. He selected about a dozen that we went through the merits and problems of. Finally, we picked a template that seemed to provide all of the features we needed. The WordPress world has a frightening amount of open-source, freemium and paid developers and it is a pain to sort the wheat from the chaff. It is absolutely huckster-central.
As we worked through the new design, Yakob suggested that I move to icons for the menus. When I saw his designs I was convinced.
I hope you like the redesign. Send me email, tweet me or make a comment.