Daniel Sato and Neal Waters started this project over the summer, and from the sound of things, getting an original design implemented on top of a CP template was more difficult this time around, compared to the pretty conventional design I worked up about a year ago.
Here’s a quick tour of the site’s development from Summer 2005 through today
How it was when I found it, Summer 2005:
Sometime during development before Fall 2005 launch of the first redesign I did:
Hmm. I don’t seem to have a screenshot of how the site actually looked in Fall 2005. Or what it looked like until yesterday. I actually need those. Ah, wait, the Wayback Machine can help with the most recent iteration. This shot is from Spring 2006:
Check out more of the Daily’s facelift, and keep in mind that there’s more to building a successful online student news site than making it look pretty.