Bill McKenna, my client from several previous projects, brought me a site in drastic need of an update. It was one of those from the late 90s--the era of that-web-technology-which-shall-not-be-named. Ok, it was built with Flash. And it was the worst kind of Flash site, with mystery meat navigation, brain-scratching event sounds, and nearly unreadable text in horizontally scrolling boxes. It was bad, and it reflected poorly on Bill.
I set him up with a great Joomla 3 site built on a RocketTheme template. We scavenged images from his old site and some PDF brochure files. A color palette derived from his logo, a combination of modern and elegant type, and some heavy, two-tone image borders integrated into a flat design result in a modern presentation of his old-world product. The site looks great on desktop computers and mobile devices.