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30 Minute Redesign: Commercial Star

Week 29: Commercial Star

Commercial Star.

In the space of 5 minutes I can identify some of the key strengths and weaknesses of this design, and sketch out a mockup.


  • The site is bold and engaging in terms of color
  • Use of relevant imagery (i.e.: product shots)
  • Use of calls-to-action


  • The site is overly bright. The colorful backgrounds actually detract from the content.
  • The menu is a little tucked away, and with everything else going on in the page doesn’t feel very prominent.
  • Content is displayed very randomly. Blocks of content are dotted around the page, making it feel very disorganized.
  • There are some calls-to-action, but no clear direction to the page. As a user I’m not sure where I’m meant to be clicking.

My Redesign

As always, I was limited by the 30 minute time-frame, but I tried to improve upon several of Commercial Star’s features, adding a few design flourishes and a clearer layout that promoted content over wasted space:


  • Integrate a cleaner color-scheme that is less distracting, and easier on the eyes.
  • Design a clearer, more prominent menu
  • Gave the users more direction, with a single, large, call-to-action button.
  • Gave the content and layout more order, with a basic two-column design. I got rid of unnecessary content to make the design less cluttered.
  • Added subtle design touches (e.g.: a background design pattern meant to evoke blades of grass)

Comparing the 2 Designs:

Here is a quick comparison between the original design and my 30 minute redesign. Sure, my design could be more polished, but I believe that a lot of the basic elements have been improved upon, creating a more pleasant browsing experience.

How and Why To Enter Redesign Saturdays

You can have the chance to have your website redesigned in next weeks post. All you need to do is leave a comment to this post with your website address and why you think it needs a redesign.

*NOTE: I can only accept sites with English content, as foreign language websites are simply too hard for me to work with.

The Benefits of Getting Your Site Redesigned Include:

  • Most obviously – a FREE redesign job!
  • Your website gets exposure to PSDFAN’s thousands of readers
  • You understand how to improve your website. This isn’t just a redesign, it’s a lesson in design.
  • You will get emailed the .psd of your redesign and can do whatever you want with it!

So please, leave a comment today for a chance to have your website redesigned next week!

About the Author:

Tom is the founder of PSDFAN. He loves writing tutorials, learning more about design and interacting with the community. On a more interesting note he can also play guitar hero drunk with his teeth.

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  1. xpmatrix says:

    Good job, I like as you used th egreen in this case.

  2. Trisha Cupra says:

    Awesome – you made the site look ten years younger.

    But could you have done it without changing the logo, or by only changing the logo’s colors?

    The logo really limits the color scheme and style of the whole site, doesn’t it?

  3. Kip says:

    Brilliant design, really love it!

  4. Erik says:

    I love these redesign posts.

    This one is really awesome again!

  5. kylesv says:

    Very informative post. Thanks for sharing your insight. I came across your blog via the Web Design Shock list. Will be back for more.

  6. A really nice re design, the colours on the original were way too much! I think choosing 1-2 colours on a site is all you need really and they can still be bright without being too over the top. I think this style is a lot more appropriate for the product and its audience.

  7. Jonathan says:

    I like your re-design. Can I submit my site…GymDJ? I’d like to see your take on it.


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