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Our New Website Design

Our New Website Design

We have given the Cloud Appreciation Society website a new layout and design, and are now in testing phase. There will be quite a few bugs, which we will be sorting out over the coming days. We would love to hear in the comments below if you’ve come across anything that seems broken. It will probably take you a little while to get used to where things are now, but we hope the development will be an improvement on the previous design. We hope also that it paves the way for the site to work better on mobile devices.

There is plenty more to do on the Photo Gallery. You can currently filter for cloud types by clicking the menu icon in the top right to reveal the cloud-type filter terms, but the gallery search functionality is still not in place.

Do let us know what you think of the new, cleaner look!

  • Paul Martini avatar

    Paul Martini

    April 9, 2016 at 1:41 am

    Lovely! Very clean, smart and modern appearance. Functionality very smooth and fast (for me).

  • Geoff Beetles avatar

    Geoff Beetles

    April 9, 2016 at 12:16 pm

    Very happy with it. A fresh, airy look.

    And I’m happy with the new membership structure and benefits too. I’m looking forward to my daily cloud.

  • Gavin Pretor-Pinney avatar

    Gavin Pretor-Pinney

    April 9, 2016 at 1:48 pm

    Thanks, Paul. We’re glad that you are finding the speed OK. The filtering functionality of the gallery is the area that still needs most work.

    Thanks, also, to you Geoff. It is fantastic that you have taken up the trial subscription to become a Supporting Member we are very please, and I hope that you enjoy the Cloud a Day!

  • Rita Bratovich avatar


    April 16, 2016 at 10:29 am

    Great new design. Much more commensurate with showing off clouds. If you’re looking for suggestions, perhaps slow down the slide show a tad and have a gentler transition. Everything else is terrific!

  • Gavin Pretor-Pinney avatar

    Gavin Pretor-Pinney

    April 17, 2016 at 11:04 am

    Thanks for the suggestion 65Penny. When we settle down to the less critical tweaks and fixes, I will certainly look at slowing the homepage slider. I agree it is a bit frenetic at the moment.

  • Deborah Wessell avatar

    Deborah Wessell

    April 21, 2016 at 4:21 pm

    The new site design is a breath of fresh air! And the daily cloud email is a fine idea. Thank you!

  • Gavin Pretor-Pinney avatar

    Gavin Pretor-Pinney

    April 21, 2016 at 4:56 pm

    Thanks Deborah! We just need to work on the page load speed now…

  • Nigel Donovan avatar

    Nigel Donovan

    April 21, 2016 at 9:41 pm

    Just spent the last hour happily browsing the updated website! Easy to navigate and easy on the eye. One or two grammatical slips/missing words etc which I’m sure someone will correct! I was inspired to upgrade to supporting member – looking forward to the coming web conference and hopefully many more events.

  • Mark Roberts avatar

    Mark Roberts

    April 21, 2016 at 10:58 pm

    A much needed and welcome upgrade. Looks great and much better to use.

    Well done and keep up the fabulous cloud friendly work!

  • Timothy Jordheim avatar


    April 22, 2016 at 3:08 am

    Very nice to see the significant improvement this brings. If you sort out the performance and mobile device behavior items, I’d say you’ve pretty much nailed it.

  • Gavin Pretor-Pinney avatar

    Gavin Pretor-Pinney

    April 22, 2016 at 1:57 pm

    Nigel, Mark and Timothy, thank you all for your positive comments. Nigel, yes, there will probably be a few more typos than usual while we are in transition period. Timothy, performance is the next focus. It would, however, be useful to hear of any additional issues that show up with looking at the site on mobile devices. You could always add comments to the forum post:

    By the way, Mark and Timothy, you can upload profile photos if you want by going to the Forum page and then clicking the menu icon in the top right and selecting your name in the Side Area. This will let you edit your forum profile. Click ‘Profile’ and then ‘Change Profile Photo’ to upload an image. You can choose anything as your profile image.

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