The MAD Blog returns from a brief hiatus while we changed servers and did a whole lot of “behind the scenes” changes to the website. Most of the changes you will not notice, but the website was completely recoded from PHP to ASPX and is now much more mobile-friendly than it used to be. There are still plenty of tweaks that need to be done on that latter front, but now if you visit the website on either a mobile phone or an iPad, you will see a special version of the site that is optimized for either device. Both mobile and iPad versions use HTML5 rather than Flash, and are streamlined for a better experience that caters to the device being used. The interfaces are still a work in progress, but it’s a little step into the future…
Here’s what the mobile home page looks like:
The iPad home page still needs work, but looks basically like the main site one. There are still some issues…mostly visual. The mobile version is distorting the aspect ratio of images from the various sections, and the iPad interface needs to be redesigned a bit so it both uses less animation (too slow and unwieldy) and fits all on one screen (no need to scroll), plus some other tweaks needed.
There is also a Richmond Illustration Inc. iPad app in the works!
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