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!

11 thoughts on “Our New Website Design”

  1. 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.

  2. Timothy Jordheim avatar Timothy says:

    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.

  3. Mark Roberts avatar Mark Roberts says:

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

    Well done and keep up the fabulous cloud friendly work!

  4. Nigel Donovan avatar Nigel Donovan says:

    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.

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

  6. Deborah Wessell avatar Deborah Wessell says:

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

  7. 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.

  8. Rita Bratovich avatar 65Penny says:

    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!

  9. 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!

  10. Geoff Beetles avatar Geoff Beetles says:

    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.

  11. Paul Martini avatar Paul Martini says:

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

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