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The day after: who was fooled?
Site news, posted by Dr. Cossack on 2 April 2007 at 0:16 [Link]

Yesterday's news about the website taking a new direction were obviously false and served as this year's April's Fools joke. I hope that none of you were too shaken! The purpose of the website will not change, since I like the way it currently works. Part of what was said is true, though, so read on.

What you saw yesterday as the website's apparent new layout was actually a lite version of the true, new layout which is now available for you to see. This is the fifth version of the Mega Man PC Website: Dr. Cossack's Lab, the last major update happening way back in 2002. The former layout was old in it's coding, which made creating new sections and maintaining them more annoying than it should be. I believe that this one looks better, as well as making the text easier to read (personally, I was tired of the yellow font too). This update also has another result: some pages, such as the Truth Corner, hold the same content while the filesize was cut almost by half!

Additionally, the design flows much better with varying screen resolutions. It used to be that the news page's right column changed in width depending of the visitor's screen resolution. That's not an issue anymore. Some sections, such as FanArt, have been looked over as well. While 800 x 600 users won't really notice much difference, people such as me with higher screen resolutions will see that the available files will try to fill the screen as much as possible instead of being stuck in a smaller vertical column.

All the sections are obviously back online, since I'm not planning to remove anything from what has been here for years. However, several sections are still in the old design: I decided to go ahead and do the change gradually. Otherwise, it would have taken me some more months to complete everything. This is still a work in progress and I expect some details to change as I tweak some elements to improve them. The older menu, still seen on the pages that didn't receive the update, has been reorganized in order to be consistent with the new one.

A big thanks goes to Ultimate X who designed and drew the new website logo! I think it's a nice change from always seeing official art all around, and it fits well with the theme of the site.


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