New Luminae Web Site
Website Design & Music Composition
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Author: Aaron Created: 8/1/2010 10:12 PM
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By Aaron Case on 1/13/2011 10:51 AM
I finally completed and launched the new version of the Luminae Web Site. I wanted the design to be clean and classic, high contrast, easy to read. Getting the aesthetics just right was a key part of the redesign. From a user-interface perspective, I integrated a new simplified and sleek submenuing navigation which allows users to get to the write-up and portfolio sections for each of Luminae's core offerings.

Under the hood, the site is running on DotNetNuke which is an open source tech that has built-in architecture, security, key functions and component libraries. This makes it relatively easy to manage and adjust the site as necessary without having to dive into the code.

Home Page

Interior Portfolio Page
By Aaron Case on 8/3/2010 8:00 PM

Welcome to the new PlanetCase site. About a week ago, Cindy asked me to put together a blog site for the family. What had also been kicking around in this skull of mine for several months was to redesign and refresh our entire family of sites:, and I wanted to update the look and feel, the content, and the technology. In the case of PlanetCase, the site had not been refreshed since 2007; I have been a serious slacker. So I have redesigned the sites and am working on deploying them over the next couple weeks.

The Upcoming Design

The Upcoming Site

I am also working on a new site, which is an online magazine dedicated to finding unity and common ground on difficult topics through sincere and respectful dialog. This site is still a couple months away, but I am quite excited about it.

Sneak Preview of the Upcoming Site.

When not site designing or working on the new house, I have spent some time in the studio composing. I am working on a piano and guitar arrangement of "By My Side" originally by Stephen Schwartz. The picture the song paints is one of walking side-by-side, hand-in-hand with someone along a difficult and lonely road. Given the journey that Cindy and the kids and I have been on over the last several months, the concept really resonates with me. I am also working on a piano arrangement of "All the Love in the World" originally by Trent Reznor. It tells the story of a unique creature marching along in a sea of carbon copies.

I am hopeful that our family blogging can help us be better connected with friends and family.