New Website Look & Feel

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Unisee parkrun GermanyRegular readers will have noticed a different look and feel on the site as from today. The main aim was to make the site display properly on the mobile platform (AMP). This just wasn’t working at all well and hadn’t been for a long time as the previous template I used was fairly old. Anyway, that should now be good.

I’ve also tried to improve the experience for visitors to the desktop home page and more options should now be more immediately available. i think it works well on a large screen.

Some of the ads weren’t displaying properly which perhaps isn’t a concern for most people! but sometimes they did cover things up and overflowed the screen. That should be improved and I will change it some more over the coming weeks

WordPress also has a carousel of images it displays. Often I crop images to unual sizes so the fit better on all screens (in my opinion) but that meant that the courusel someties got confused about what size of space to reserve on the screen. The new theme seems to order images very cleverly in the new carousel …which looks great. unfortunately it also rotates the occasional image by 90 degrees for no partcular reason #sigh.

I had planned to change the font and background to something vaguely resembling the financial times but a friend said that the red colours made the site look like the bbc…so i’ll keep it red !

With every 3 steps forwards there are two inevitable steps backwards. I know the TABLES OF CONTENTS in some of the longer posts now format differently. I don’t seem to be able to control that…sometimes it comes out better and sometimes not.

If you spot anything that looks wrong please let me know. Thank you.

 

 

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Barrie

Bravo 👍

isazi

Great on mobile now.

Dave Cochrane

Finally! A massive improvement 🙂

Sam

Damn boy!! Finally! You rock buddy

gingerneil

Looks great.

inSyt

Nice!

Rudy

On mobile looks great.
On desktop, it’s a bit fancy.

peter

Like it. Great job.

Mihajlo

Can’t find sort stories by latest :), maybe it’s just me?

Page is looking great btw! Congrats

tfk, the5krunner

I added a LATEST menu yesterday, mostly that’s for mobile but (see comment below) it also helps out some desktop users
#learning

Guest

I can’t find ‘anything’ – ie if there is something new to read. Trying to look around and see if there is a system to navigate gives me a vertigo from all the flashy content. My time spend on this site went from minutes to seconds daily.

tfk, the5krunner

sorry about that

try the LATEST section on the menu

did you get to use STRIVE.ai…it’s pretty cool