I love how we now live in an era where if we don’t like something, especially the design of a website, we’ll just redesign it. And there’s a fair chance that the powers that be will take notice. Word spreads. Good design gets noticed.

The latest case is point is A Good Company who have redesigned one of America’s most popular websites, IRS.gov. The tax-collector website’s aim is noble, to “provide America’s taxpayers [with] top quality service by helping them understand and meet their tax responsibilities.” But with such an overwhelming and convoluted website, with very little thought focused on the user, modern web standards, pleasing colours, etc. make it virtually unusable.

The existing IRS.gov website
existing IRS.gov website

When I saw the post from A Good Company, I was taken aback. What a tremendous revival! While they have written a nice little article, the images say everything. Here are a few small depictions of the redesign. Check out more here »

New IRS.gov website

New IRS.gov website

New IRS.gov website

This stuff makes me want to redesign everything around me. I do have a few things on the list …