PandEcats Updated Page Design 2008

by Lee Harper,
Editor


Published May 2008

Regular readers of PandEcats.com are aware that we debuted a new homepage design in the summer of 2007.

In the past six months, the staff of PandEcats has been toiling tirelessly converting our past articles from the old design into our new modern look. That has meant the one-by-one re-do of over 1500 articles! Plus all the miscellaneous pages required to "run" an award-winning e-zine.

As we embarked upon the gargantuan effort, we also made the decision to take the opportunity to make more changes and improvements. We are clearly gluttons for punishment.

So... here are some of the new things you will find on our website...

Cat Breeder Listing Pages

Our Breeder listings, as always, are presented in 3 ways; alphabetically by the Owner's Last Name; alphabetically by the Cattery Name; and divided by Breed or Persian Color Division.

As part of incorporating the Cat Breeding listings into our new design, each page has a Title Cat in the upper right hand corner. We invite you to cruise through the pages and enjoy each new Title Cat. Each cat's information, including name, color, sex, breed, sire, dam, breeder, owner and photographer are listed at the bottom of the page. In most cases, the Title Cat is owned by one of the breeders on its page.

We ask all current members of PandEcats to check the accuracy of their listing in our Cat Breeder directories. We especially ask that you check that the email address and website link are working correctly. If you find an error please let us know by sending an email to editor@pandecats.com.

New Banner

Along with our new design, we have created a coordinating banner. We invite all our readers to include our new banner on their website.

Menus and Navigation

As PandEcats.com approaches its 8th birthday this July, clearly, the size of our website has grown incredibly through the years and will continue to grow as we publish 24 full issues each year. One challenge we face is helping our members navigate such a large and complex website.

Every page on PandEcats now has a horizontal menu across the top of the page so it is always handy to help you find your way...

Each non-article page has the same horizontal menu across the top of the page, but also often has an additional vertical menu along the left side of the page that will help you navigate pages that are related to the current page you are reading.

New Menu Categories

In an effort to make it easier to find the articles that will help you best, we have expanded some of the categories in our left hand subject index on our homepage. We suggest you spend a few minutes checking out the new categories.

The Future

The staff of PandEcats is dedicated to continuing to bring to you the best information in an easy to understand and entertaining way.

With Thanks

Although many people have contributed to our new look, special mention must be made of Associate Editor, Kathy Durdick of Ristokat Himalayans & Persians. Kathy has played a major role in the re-design and without her talents and efforts, PandEcats could not keep moving forward.

I also want to thank all the breeders who have submitted photos to be featured as Title Cats on the Breeder Directory and article pages. Your contribution adds a special little "extra" to every page.

Broken Links

We know we aren't perfect :-) ... so if you find a link that is not working, please send an email to Lee at editor@pandecats.com.

ENJOY!


PJ & Perry
PandEcats.com's official mascots...


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