The website of the 'Confederation of Democratic Simulators'
is being revamped at the moment.
We are aiming at designing a portal page with clear links to the various websites for the CDS.
This first drafts of the new website design can be viewed from this page.
~ Please bear in mind that these are just 'design' pictures at this stage and not fully functional web pages. ~
When the design brief has been approved we will move to the translation of these designs into proper web pages with navigational elements.

CDS Website Designing Team:
Alexicon Kurka   (Publisher),     Arria Perrault   (Editor),   Cindy Ecksol   (Assistant Editor), 
Mizou Vavoom
   (designing in Adobe CS3 ILLustrator & translating into html/CSS code)
If you have any queries or suggestions, please contact a member of the designing team.

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PORTAL PAGE

Aim:   link to information about each existing sim and provision to implement in the future a link to information for each new sim.
The 'links headings' are provisional at this stage,
what the links will exactly be will be set out at the editorial stage.
Click on the following links to see the different proposals, the design will open in a separate window, once opened, click on image to see its actual size.
First design draft of portal page :   5 March 2008
Second design draft of portal page :   19 March 2008   /2/
Third design draft of portal page :    20 March 2008
Portal in html/css: 18 May 2008

CDS_MainPortal.html

CONTINUITY PAGES

These pages will have their own design which will take most its elements from the PORTAL page.
These ones have the new CDs flag, which was resized from a bigger resolution one (thanks Arria for this image)
First design draft of continuity page : 21 March 2008 - Blank
2nd design draft of continuity page (background) : 21 March 2008
Same design but with warmer colours for 3 top boxes : 21 March 2008 / warmer

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Visual cues on Portal Page

Imagine the portal page, with all the names of the sims in the CDS, when you hover over a link it shows the map of the sim. Well you don't have to imagine it anymore just have a look at a website I designed in 2005 and see the effect it has in bringing visual cue & thus information about the shape of the CDS sims on first encounter with the website. Click here for the link to this example.
Just hover over the names (links to other pages) and see the image appear. this image gives a clue about the subject of the page.

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Flash films

Idea 1 : to add small video's promoting the CDS sims, just an example here on this page (photos not from CDS). I have created boxes on the 'continuity' & the 'portal' page to add such video's. It could also be advertising video's.
Idea 2 : Sell advertising space on website, a good way for some income, adopted by French sl website slobserver.com

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