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Sunday, 25 September 2005

Mimír gets a new layout

Throwing things around...

Lately I've been doing some work on Mimír, and this week I silently launched a brand new layout. I replaced the remaining HTML tables with proper div, made a new stylesheet and worked on the logo.

As you can probably tell, the new layout is Plone inspired, with the navigation bar featuring tabs. Moving the navigation from the left to top leaves more horizontal space for items. Also, the grouping of the different pages, personal settings and controls is much clearer now. The logo now is just the text Mimír in a nice font suggested by online onlineintosi and the guy has been promoted to Mimír's mascotte. In his location in the top banner, he reads his news while more news is being thrown at him. I think this nicely represents what Mimír does. Thanks to sneakin for suggesting this.

Last but not least, I created a nice, unobtrusive background of news papers flying around. All in all, I'm pretty happy with the new layout, although I still have to get a bit used to it, after having used the old layout for almost three years. I still have to update the screenshots in the manual, but the interaction with the site hasn't really changed. As always, keep those suggestions coming.