[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] SGGEE website featured in magazine

Nelson Itterman colnels at telus.net
Sat Jul 1 19:52:56 PDT 2006

Hello All:
A great big bouquet to Jerry for his leadership since SGGEE was founded many
years ago in Calgary. No one could foresee where we were going at that time,
but the group that had the dream should all be congratulated. Also a special
thanks to Matt Warner and Irene Kopetzki and all the others involved in
creating this great organization.
My hat is off to you all.
Nelson Itterman

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[mailto:ger-poland-volhynia-bounces at eclipse.sggee.org] On Behalf Of Jerry
Sent: Friday, June 30, 2006 3:34 PM
To: ger-poland-volhynia at eclipse.sggee.org
Subject: [Ger-Poland-Volhynia] SGGEE website featured in magazine

"Practical Web Design" is a magazine published in England.  Every month they
select 7 web sites created by amateurs for review and comment.  Our SGGEE
site was chosen for the July issue and was declared the winner of the 7
reviewed with 79 out of 100 points.  We are now tied for second place in the
list of top 20 for the past 7 months.

Comments included:

Under a large picture of our home page
- "Excellent planning and use of drop-downs in the navigation scheme makes
this packed site a breeze to use."

Under a picture of the site index
- "The site index gives visitors an overview of what's available."

Under a picture of my map of Volhynia
- "The site is bursting with quality content."

Along with the ratings
- "Jerry has taken the great content he inherited and created a site that
makes it a breeze to access.  The design compliments the subject rather than
vying for attention and creates an easy to use and valuable research

- Design 17/25
- Usability 22/25
- Accessibility 17/25
- Content 23/25
- Total 79/100

Special thanks are due to Gary Warner for creating the initial content.
Also thanks to Irene Kopetzke who patiently helped me to understand CSS
basics and kept me on the straight and narrow regarding colour selection and
other design issues.  Matt Warner of course helps greatly with the technical
side of things, especially for the various search functions and we thank him
for that.

This magazine is generally only available at larger book shops such as
Barnes and Nobel, Chapters, Indigo, etc.  The article is on page 17 of the
July issue.

Jerry Frank
SGGEE Webmaster

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