New BGEA Web site

The ‘long anticipated’ redesign of is live. This has been in the works since before I left—over a year at least. Makes me sad. I liked the old site…

Interesting points to note:
1. Not standards complaint (HTML 4.0 Transitional)
2. Uses tables for layout (lots of them)
3. Not using
4. Homepage is 209kb (quite a hefty download for a modem user)
5. Designed for 1024×768 (menus are kept inside an 800×600 browser window)
6. Reminiscent of (this is not a coincidence 😉
7. The image in the Looking for Answers section is… really depressing. I have to question the wisdom of that decision.

All in all, I’m not a fan. Although I like some elements, the overall package leaves me feeling like it’s a step back, not forward. Hopefully we’ll see some improvements over time.

With apologies to the BGEA internet crew, but I have to call it like I see it ;-(