The New Style

The New Style

So…hopefully by now you have noticed that there’s something different ’round these parts!  That’s right – after serving us well for the past year or so, I finally decided it was time to change up our website design.  Although the ‘old’ look offered a lot of bells and whistles, sadly they came with a price (it always frustrated me how slllooowww the old page loaded).  So…out with the old and in with the new…have a look at some of the great new features at oldweiler.com!

As I mentioned before, the old style was so cumbersome and slow when opening in a browser, it almost made it not worth visiting at times.  Due to both its backend design, and multiple plugins, the site took an average of 17sec to load…FAR too slow for a family website.  With this new design, I am averaging less than 2sec to load!  Talk about a significant improvement!

Of course, there are other advantages in addition to the speed.  Here are just a few new features you can enjoy with this updated design:

  • updated lightbox feature for photos
  • page/sub-page navigational menus
  • integrated slideshow from photoldweiler
  • ‘videos’ category

And perhaps one of the neatest additions I made with this new design was to implement a mobile version of our website!  Those of you who have ‘touch-based’ smartphones can now enjoy a streamlined and easy-to-navigate version of oldweiler.com right on your phone (or iPod touch).  Here are a couple screenshots showing how the mobile version looks:

As always, there is bound to be a few hiccups along the way – and I will constantly be tweaking things here and there – but I hope everyone likes the new design and features!!  And now that this re-design is done, I can finally get back to posting updates on here!!

Thanks,

Diggin' the Stripes

5 Comments

  1. Mom (a.k.a. Grandma)

    Really like it and glad it will work better for you. Look forward to the updates. Love, Mom

  2. Uncle Charley & Aunt Kathy

    I was concerned today as I had tried to get on your web site and it wouldn’t come up………..but now I can see why! Like the new approach to keeping us all updated on what’s going on in your busy lives. :-) We will look forward to your updates.

    • Matthew

      Yeah…with this update I also changed the address of our site to be just http://oldweiler.com (no longer is’/wordpress’ part of the link).

      You’ll need to update any bookmarks to the current site :)

  3. Rusty

    I’m liking this one alot! GREAT work!

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