It’s been several weeks in the works but Building the Ergonomic Guitar now has a new design and logo! Come on over, dig around and let me know what you think.
- 1. A clean design – The previous layout needed a serious overhaul. It lacked refinement and its underlying code left a lot to be desired. In this ground up redesign, keeping the focus on content was my big priority so I worked to include only essential features while providing easy ways to get to site content.
2. Faster site loading – Image heavy content combined with bulky code can impact reader experience so a lot of effort went into streamlining site code and keeping only the most useful features.
Now onto a few details…
New Logo and Navigation
The web layout and code are my effort (based on the Big Blue theme by Blogohblog.com) but I have designer Gary Simon to thank for the site’s new logo. Working with Gary was a real pleasure. He worked quickly to produce an excellent logo at a very reasonable price. If you’re looking to brand your site, talk to Gary about his logo design services.
The other major change in this area is the navigation menu moving to the right of the logo where it’s easily accessible and better integrated.
Finding articles is now much easier with the recent switch to Google powered Search. Results are more accurate, they’re in the familiar Google format and you don’t have to leave BTEG.
BTEG readers visit the site through a variety of web browsers so I tested in Internet Explorer versions 6 and 7 as well as Firefox and Opera. All of them work but if you want to see the site as intended, I recommend you get Firefox. Not only is it more secure than IE, it does a far better job of rendering web pages so get a copy and try it out!
Along with the site redesign and new logo, I also renewed my web hosting and domain registration for several years. I remain completely committed to the site but please consider that researching new material, producing new content and maintaining the site take time and money.
If you’d like to support the site, you can make a donation.
Overall, I’m happy with the results but I’d really like to hear what you think. So explore the site and then leave a comment or contact me directly.
Thank you all for your support and participation!
Thanks to reader GregP for catching an issue that showed up in Opera!