A Responsive Re-design

Case Study for: Steve Tyerman

Artist Steve Tyerman wanted a fresh new look to coincide with his upcoming exhibition.
Before and after screenshots stevetyerman.com
Before and After Screenshot

Client Profile

Steve Tyerman is a Gold Coast based Artist who’s work is represented by various galleries across the country. Steve understood that his visitors were viewing his site on various devices, from smartphones and tablets to large desktop monitors and a responsive design was needed to ensure a pleasant viewing experience for all.

  • Client: Steve Tyerman
  • Industry: Artist
  • Website: stevetyerman.com
  • Logo Steve Tyerman - Artist

Business Situation

Steve had an upcoming exhibition to promote as well as a new collection of artworks to be added to his website. The timing was right to give the site a new clean responsive re-design while making these updates. With new collections being added to the site along with exhibition details and media releases there was a need for Steve to be able to make these changes himself.

Technical Situation

The existing website was not responsive and therefore did not display gracefully across all devices, nor was it designed in such a way that it would be possible for the client to make content changes without knowledge of HTML and Javascript.


Using our preferred content management system (CMS) Drupal, we created a fresh new look for the website, a clean minimalist design which lets the artworks take center stage.

The existing galleries from the old site were brought across and the new collections added. These are displayed in flexible slider galleries with additional thumbnail controllers, which are responsive and touch screen compatible.

The galleries have been designed in such a way that it is easy for Steve to make changes himself this includes the adding and removing of images, artwork titles, descriptions and sizes as well as easy ordering of the galleries via a drag n drop interface.

The creation of separate content types for exhibition details and media release links means that Steve only needs to fill in a few form fields to create and update content. This system allows for content changes and additions while protecting the styling of the website.

We incorporated Google Fonts and selected styles in the website while keeping the menu structure and general flow of the site the same.

Steve was overseas for the duration of the re-design. Prior to his departure Steve provided us with all of the images and content as well as his brief for a clean design. One telephone meeting to go over the website and make any final changes was all that was required before the site went live.


The major benefits to this website re-design include a clean design which showcases the artworks more prominently, responsive design which allows for viewing across all device sizes and the ability for Steve to make content updates and changes himself.

Client Comments

Mark and Louise looked after a total revamp of my website, given only a basic brief they transformed my site into exactly what I was Looking for. With complete professionalism Vendhost met all my requirements in terms of form and functionality while exceeding my expectations with design and creativity, and amazingly they carried out the entire upgrade while I was overseas with limited communication.

Technology Solutions

  • Drupal
  • JavaScript
  • Image Rotation Script
  • Social Plugin
  • Facebook Share Button
  • Google Analytics
  • Google Fonts
  • Hosted with Vendhost
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