Over the past few years, I have added quite a bit of content about tabletop games, video games, and their worlds to this website, Shianra. As a result, I found that it had become difficult finding specific items of interest using the old, blog style of the website. Because of that, you are now looking at version 2.0. This version will hopefully improve the usability of this site. If you have any questions or comments on the changes, feel free to leave a comment on this post or send me an email.
The most important changes – those which aim to improve browsing and finding content – are documented below. However, not all of them have been completely implemented at this stage as it will take some time to go through all of the old posts one by one and improve upon them.
- Added a functional search form to the navigational bar at the top of every page. This will search for terms through both blog posts and pages.
- Added a collapsible About and Contact section to the top of every page.
- The Game Guides section has been revamped with a new navigation method – tabs with dropdowns allowing each individual page to be switched to from anywhere within the guide.
- The Tabletop Games section has been split up into smaller, separate pages to reduce scrolling on smaller devices and make finding specific information easier. This includes contents pages and both a ‘Previous’ and ‘Next’ link at the bottom when relevant.
The ‘Shianra’ original character artwork which this design features was once again created by the amazing Diebbie Illustration . Thank you so much for all your hard work! ♥
Coding this theme, ensuring proper organisation of content, and gaining greater accessibility was made easier from the use of following open source projects: