Redesigning a site is always both a great adventure and a great challenge. There's the fun of approaching the work from the new perspective of where the client wants to be while holding onto knowledge of what already doesn't work for them, and there's the challenge of helping that same client let go of the outdated components of their site, even if they believe those design elements define them and their business.
It's a rush!
Fortunately for me, my most recent redesign project was for one of my longest-standing clients, the fantastic group at non-profit organization Meals at Home. Founded in 1968, Meals at Home has been delivering meals to homebound individuals on the north shore of Chicago long before the web was part of any business plan. In recent years, however, their web site has always been an important way for them to communicate with both the people they serve and their families.