For my website redesign I chose the UW English department. Compare the current version to my suggested revisions:
The current design is chaotic and difficult to navigate. This first version just attempts to straighten and simplify the design so it's easier to use. It has little visual interest but it's easy to skim and navigate.
The second design takes it a step further and centers the layout and adds to additional flair. This second design ads visual interest without distracting the user.
In both designs the only thing that has been altered is the CSS (Extra text is done using the :before and :after pseudo-classes).