Monday, December 03, 2012

New Website Layout

Regular visitors will have noticed that some of the pages on the BiblicalStudies website have changed their appearance. For various reasons it has become necessary to begin to roll-out a new page design:
  • The current design has not been changed in 11 years and looks its age.
  • The pages are based on old-fashioned tables based layouts rather than cascading style sheets.
  • The sidebars were looking very cluttered and distracting and needed cutting down to size.
  • The majority of new visitors, particularly those from the Majority World, are expected to be accessing the Internet using hand-held devices with smaller screens than you would use on a standard PC.
The new layout uses Dreamweaver v.6’s new fluid page features that adapts the pages dynamically depending on how wide the viewer’s screen is. Someone using a PC would see something like this:
pc
Whereas if you have a tablet you might see this:
tablet
Or you might see this on a mobile phone:
mobile
Note how the right-hand column has now moved down below the main content and that the images shrink as the screen size gets smaller. The roll=out will take several weeks to complete.

What do you think of the new design? Do leave a comment and let me know.

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