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:
Whereas if you have a tablet you might see this:
Or you might see this on a mobile phone:
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.