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Meet the New

EBU WEBSITE

by Michael Clark and Jeremy Dhondy

system makes this much simpler to control.

This won’t improve overnight, but we hope

that once our migration is complete you

will no longer need a map and compass to

get to the content you’re interested in.

Cosmetically, the pictures on this page

should speak for themselves but our aim

was to freshen up the look and modernise

the whole experience. We’re now making

much better use of the screen space,

allowing us plenty of room for large

photographs and content right across the

page. The colours are cleaner and the fonts

more legible.

Ongoing Work

The work is ongoing and there will be a

period of transition as we copy material

from the old pages to the new. You may

occasionally find yourself back at the green-

and-beige site, or facing a broken link

notice, and we ask that you bear with us

while we sort these things out. We hope you

IF YOU’VE logged on to www.ebu.co.uk ing. Consistency was also a problem, with like it, and if you have any constructive

recently you’ll have noticed something seemingly identical links sometimes taking feedback we’d be happy to hear from you

rather different. Our trusty old green-and- you to completely different pages; our new through webmaster@ebu.co.uk.

beige website has been replaced with

something much newer – and bluer. It was

December 11th 2006 when the previous

website (we think our fourth) went live. It

has served us well and grown to become one

of the most comprehensive bridge websites

in the world, with thousands of pages

visited every day – some from places as far-

flung as Sierra Leone and Kyrgyzstan! But

times and technologies change and it’s time

for version 5.0 which we hope will bring the

website forward and address a number of

the common complaints we’ve had over the

years.

Improvements

Finding what you’re looking for on a

website with over 4000 pages can be a

daunting task, so one of our major prior-

ities was to improve the search functionality

and streamline the menus which in some

sections had become tangled and confus-

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