Since TheTransformers.Net began, way back in 2000 (yes, we’ve been around that long) our site has gone through many evolutions. We actually started on the free hosting service called 20m.com (which meant 20 Megabytes free).
During the last 11 years our site has gone from a free hosted website, to a static HTML website on TheTransformers.Net, to a dynamic website designed and built using classic ASP and SQL to its most recent incarnation, in WordPress. In all that time however, the site has maintained its position on the first page of Google for the keyword ‘Transformers’ – a feat that has become increasingly difficult since the advent of the movie in 2007, and all of the other fansites and websites that have sprung up over the years as a result of Michael Bay’s film franchise.
But why are telling you all of this? Well, for the last few months (years actually, we’ve been busy on other stuff too) we’ve been working on a new design for TheTransformers.Net – one that will stand the test of time, look great and won’t impact on our very impressive search engine placement (because that is of course where most of our thousands of visitors come from).
Our new design will rock too because, unlike many other fansites we’re not relying on someone who knows a bit about the Internet for our new design, nor are we relying on just a Transformers fan who happens to have worked out PhotoShop. Now, our new design will be constructed by someone who has worked as a web designer for over a decade, as long as we’ve been going in fact. Our designer has worked as a web designer for GAME (you know, the video games people), has worked on web projects for clients like Sony, and Manchester United, and has worked at a leading agency offering web design in Cardiff Bay.
We don’t want to big this up too much, but it’s going to rock – just in time for Transformers Dark of the Moon.
You can see some of our past designs here, on our about page, as well as some of the awards we’ve picked up over the years (including one from Dreamcast magazine, remember the Dreamcast??? – that’s how old we are!).
Stay tuned for the next big update at TheTransformers.Net – one of the very first Transformers websites on the Internet (Don Murphy take note the next time you want to bad-mouth us about ‘jumping on the bandwagon’ of your film).