CESPage.com Visual Basic (1997 - 2009)
After Twelve years CESPage.com Visual Basic has closed, but with a new website CESPage.com Silverlight carrying on the Visual Basic tradition.
End of an Era
December 1st 2009 marks the end of CESPage.com Visual Basic, after twelve years this site has reached its end, with only a few updates in the past couple of years it has finally reached the end, however there is a brand new website CESPage.com Silverlight which will feature examples and tutorials in Visual Basic, with a renewed focus and more to come, CESPage.com Silverlight carrys on where CESPage.com Visual Basic left off.
Although CESPage.com Visual Basic is closing, it is twelve years old today also, and still continues as CESPage.com Silverlight, however when CESPage.com started it was just "CESPage" and was a Visual Basic website only, here are the designs of CESPage/CESPage.com up to the present day!
First Design : Early 1997
CESPage in December 1997, then it was a very simple website. The section names are similar to what they are now.
Second Design : Late 1997
The colour scheme is still present in this format, and appears in later designs. This was the first frames based layout for the website.
Third Design : 1998
This design started with rough edged graphics like the previous designs but they were replaced with much smoother graphics. This used a frames layout but with the navigation at the top.
Forth Design : 1999
Back to a non-frames layout it has two advert graphics at either side of the title. This design saw the introduction of the white border around the "barrel-shaped" graphics used for titles and buttons.
Fifth Design : 1999 - 2001
This design moves away from the CES naming system, the navigation buttons have the actual names, the CES naming system is now used for the main websites such as CESPage.com and CESWare.com.
Sixth Design : 2002
The first radical design, but was limited to the same size - so only could be used for the main website.
Seventh Design : 2002 - 2004
This design worked at any size, and is used across all website as the standard template for the first time.
Eighth Design : 2004 - 2006
This design replaced the previous one, with more width for content, improved navigation and less graphics, it was also modified to be HTML 4.01 and CSS 1.0 Compliant.
Ninth Design : 2006 - 2007
This design updates the eighth design with a slight visual makeover, but the changes are under the surface with full XHTML 1.0/CSS 1.0 compliance plus at least AA accessibility compliance also.
Current Design : 2007 - Present
This design updates the ninth design by improving features from that layout and new icon styles.