Monday, November 24, 2008

Ready for another peek?

Happy Monday and Thanksgiving week!

Seems to be the pattern to post sneak peeks of web pages. Here's another page to show you - this one is the Programs & Events page. Now, don't take the actual content as "things we're doing" but more as placeholders for possibility.

You can see that we are following the same style you've seen in previously posted screen shots. The top grid will feature programs in a graphic way while the 2nd box will provide more copy or text to a program we want to feature. The smaller 1/3 sized box will be navigation while the 3rd box will also feature more programs searchable via one click to find standard programs we always provide such as storytimes, computer classes or book clubs.

As always, your input is much appreciated. In the meantime, enjoy your week of Thanks!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Next Stop in the Journey

Hopefully you're feeling the rush that we are when we see our website pages put to paper! It's the same feeling I had as a kid when I could ride in the back of a flatbed pickup truck ....

The image you see is what we call an individual item page. When you click on the cover of any book, movie or music, you will be taken to a page that looks like this. We will provide a description, reviews, some details and recommendations for other reading. This is the page where you will be able to post your comments on the item and read input from other readers or viewers or listeners.

What do you think?

Monday, November 10, 2008

We're Rolling!

It feels like a train leaving the station. All of the bags need to be loaded, the passengers boarded and the momentum builds as the train leaves the station and begins to pick up speed as it hurls towards it destination.

This is how the website work has felt. We continue to spend lots of time in loading the bags ~ e.g. creating pages, deciding how they function, and what content goes where ~ but our train ~ our web pages are going from design to let's see how this looks virtually stage...... one car at a time!

We've loaded one of the interior pages - the books page - for you to get a sneak preview. This is the page you will see when you click on "Books" on the home page. What do you think ~ we haven't reached our destination yet!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

In Gratitude

Today's blog takes a turn from talking about the website redesign changes. Suffice it to say that work is progressing at a merry pace on finalizing the home page design and function and we have turned the page, so to speak, to start work on subpages.

I wanted to take this public electronic space today to tip my hat to a bunch of people ~ Alyson, John, Jill, Christine, and JoAnne at Sheridan ~ for their work and talent in creating an award winning website! Yes, the teensite has won the Colorado Association of Libraries Library Website Award! This was a great project to work on - full of energy and lots of ideas on how to make it interactive and cool-looking! From focus grouping teens to figuring out a design to actually seeing it in action at Sheridan Middle School, it has been a pleasure. When someone famous said "it takes a village" - I have to wholeheartedly agree that great work is not produced in a vacuum but as a result of a great team. Now, onto the adult website!