Sunday, March 27, 2011

Update to Announcements

I have just completed several updates to the Announcements, mainly for the Obituaries and Weddings:

— The menu of other announcement sections no longer uses a drop-down menu.  It is now a horizontal text menu.

— The layout of the Obituaries and Weddings has been tweaked to make the information flow better and to improve the aesthetic appearance.

— The RSS feeds for the Obituaries and Weddings have been upgraded so they pass the W3.org RSS validator.  The Obituaries feed now also include the photo where present.

— There is now a mobile version of the Obituaries at http://somd.com/announcements/obits/m/ . It has been tested mainly with an iPhone.  Feedback is welcome from users of other SmartPhones.

— Readers can now leave messages of condolence in the Obituaries.  You can use your login from Facebook, Twitter, Google, Yahoo, Disqus, or post as a guest.