EAB news 2005-02-28
A new web-site layout for EAB
Visitors to www.esperanto.org.uk will already have noticed that we have a new website layout. This reflects the Management Committee's decision to subdivide the site in order to share the workload of managing and administering it.
The home page www.esperanto.org.uk gives pointers to the different specialist areas.
Our Education section www.esperantoeducation.com has already been running successfully for over a year, and gives details of all EAB's courses, learning resources, and initiatives on the teaching and education front. Now it is clearly promoted and accessible via high-profile links from the top level of www.esperanto.org.uk. The www.esperantoeducation.com webmaster is Matt Tellier. He designed the presentation and navigation style for that site, and we have adopted it for the www.esperanto.org.uk site too.
A new section for promoting Esperanto is anticipated, giving information about the language, its speakers, its culture and its uses. This will be one of the outlets for our Publicity activities, and we expect the publicity sub-committee and volunteers to be strongly involved (ideally they will administer that site directly). In the meantime, a holding page gives some links to (non-EAB) information sources.
La Brita Esperantisto and the Butler Library already have their own specialist sites; again these are now directly accessible via top-level links from www.esperanto.org.uk. The webmaster for LBE's site is Simon Davies, and the webmaster for the Butler Library site is Geoffrey King.
The remainder of www.esperanto.org.uk is more inward-looking, with sections on membership, the organisation of the association, and the bookshop. The webmaster for these pages is Vilĉjo Walker.
Many themes from the earlier website are still present within the organisation section:
- an EAB people page shows "who does what"
- an EAB news page includes an archive of back news stories
- an EAB reports page includes back issues of EAB update, trustees' reports and AGM reports.
The top level page is available in both Esperanto and English. The Esperanto version explains "Ĉar niaj servoj, informoj, lerniloj, ktp celas la anglaparolantan publikon, la plejparto de nia TTT-ejo estas en la angla lingvo. Tamen la paĝoj pri nia Esperanto-lingva revuo (La Brita Esperantisto) kaj nia biblioteko de Esperanto-libroj ja troveblas ankaŭ en Esperanto."
The presentation and navigation style of our new web pages was designed by Matthew Tellier, and is engineered to be more accessible for visually and physically handicapped visitors.
The previous versions of the EAB website were managed by Ian Fantom and, before him, David Bisset. Many of the archived news stories and articles were written by them.
We hope that the new website is attractive to both EAB members, and members of the public who are interested in learning more about our language and association. If you spot any obvious omissions or errors, the webmaster will be pleased to hear from you.
EAB news 2005-03-15
The new EAB website has expanded to include:
- The EAB bookshop catalogue of around 300 titles, with 160 cover illustrations
- A list on local and regional groups known to EAB on the EAB Membership page (if your group is not listed, please contact us!
- A link from the EAB news page to Viv's HQ Weblog (a notice board of recent news and events)
- A link from the Esperanto Information page to Eric Walker's Esperanto Holidays Weblog (personal views and reviews of international Esperanto holiday events)
- A website map listing all the pages on the EAB website.
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