ShowCatsOnline Debuts Our New Homepage Design
Published January 2013
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Everyone associated with ShowCatsOnline.com is very excited about our new homepage design.
There are plenty of new features that we have created to make your time on our website more productive - and more enjoyable.
The Title Cat
The first thing you notice is that our new homepage features a stunning photo of a "Title Cat" prominently featured at the top of the page.
Each new issue of ShowCatsOnline.com will feature a different feline.
All of our new Title Cats will be showcased with a large photo - really highlighting the beauty of the cat. In addition, every Title Cat will have an article written about it -— telling its story and the story of its "purr-son"..
For the debut of our new look, we have featured the first national winning Ragdoll in CFA, P, NW, Bordeaux LTD's Enzo Purrari.
The ShowCatsOnline logo.
To the immediate left of the Title Cat, you will see our new logo.
While ShowCatsOnline is a GREAT name for an online cat magazine about breeding and showing cats, it is a lot of syllables when you are talking about it for very long... so now we feel we can refer to it as "SCO"... pronounced as a single syllable, "s-k-oh".
Improved Search Feature
Some improvements you won't notice at first glance.
Our search feature is more obvious - right up near the top of the homepage on the left in its own black box to the left of the top of the page. Not only is it easier to find, but over the next few weeks we will be tweaking the way it functions and the look of the Results Page.
Title Cat's Name, Photographer, Current & Next Issue Dates
On the right hand side of the page, just underneath the Title Cat's photo is the cat's registered name and the photographer's name who took the picture. Click on the photographer's name to go to his website. Underneath the photographer is the current issue's publication date and the next issue date.
New Main Menu
Our main menu used to be at the very top of the page, above our title, but has now been moved to below out title and just above the start of the current issue's articles. It has been made larger for ease of reading and has an improved dropdown menu for you to select from.
Streamlined Article Index
Another big change in our homepage look is that the menu on the left hand side of our homepage has been expanded and reorganized to help you find the exact article you want.
There are now more subject categories, and the categories have been organized into related sub-groups.
We are still fine-tuning the menu, so we hope you will indulge us as we bring it up to date. We think the new menu will make it much easier for you to find exactly what you are looking for on ShowCatsOnline.com.
Our Article Listings
In the middle of the homepage is a listing of the issue's articles.
The layout of the articles and the look of the articles themselves have been streamlined with new fonts and text sizes, and increased page width.
This should make your reading experience more comfortable. We certainly hope so. Over the next few months, the more than 2000 pages on our website will all be converted to our more modern look.
The Right Hand Column of the Homepage
Now look at the right hand column of the homepage.
The first thing you see is Past Issues. Where ever you see a green, blue or gray colored "bar" with an arrow on the right side, that means it is "clickable".
ShowCatsOnline publishes twice a month, on the first and third Tuesday of the month. If you get busy, and think you missed an issue, just click on Past Issues to go to a page which will list past issues and their articles.
Scan down the side of the page and you will see more colored bars to Join ShowCatsOnline, Like us on Facebook, or feature your cat on our homepage.
The newest people to join or renew their membership are listed, along with their cattery names. Need a cattery website designed or need you existing website updated? Further down is a link to ShowCatsOnline Website Design, a design service specializing in cattery websites.
Check out our world famous ShowCatsOnline.com EW Grooming Powder, Optrex and CFA Point Charts. When you are finished shopping, we have a Kitten Due Date Calculator and a list of links that are useful to the cat breeder.
Icon In Browser Bar
The smallest change in our new features is a favicon — a small logo, in our case a "S" or Show, a "C" for Cats and an "O" for Online. If your browser supports favicons, you will notice that ShowCatsOnline has a logo in the browser bar with the letters SCO in blue. Too cute! And if you have multiple windows open in your browser or bookmark our page, it will help you identify our ShowCatsOnline.com from all the rest.
Don't forget to check the very bottom of the page... because the kitties are watching...