My client bought the Rome Revealed Web Site to compliment her business as as Tour Guide in Rome. The original site was a disaster. It has been built using tables (which are a design no no!), the pages loaded with graphics missing. The code was difficult to read. My recommendation was a complete redesign.
Starting from scratch allowed my client the opportunity to create a site that represented who she was and what she was able offer. I designed a template from scratch, keeping the design simple. I used grey scale to compliment the black and white photos. The navigation is split in two separate sets of tabs. This keeps the "housekeeping" separate from the content.
Once the design was done, I tested all pages in the 5 main browsers (based on my Internet Stats, as well as the clients whose sites I manage): Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Opera and Flock. I checked each page using a screen resolution of 800 x 600 as well as 1024 x 768 in each browser.