Tuesday, October 30, 2007

New Baby Signs Added

The Baby Sign Language Dictionary and the Baby Sign Racer game have been updated to include 9 new baby sign language animations.

  • bath
  • bird
  • book
  • car
  • cat
  • father
  • finished
  • fish
  • mother
More to come soon!

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Baby Sign Racer

Test your baby sign language knowledge with Baby Sign Racer, a free baby sign flash card game.

A baby sign word appears at the top of the game and you have to select the corresponding baby sign animation. Select the correct baby sign as quickly as you can and race against your best time.

Before playing the game you'll probably want to visit the Baby Sign Language Video Dictionary to learn a few baby signs.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Website Unredesign

Whew! Thank goodness for Google Analytics. It looks like prettyis not always better. After giving the new website redesign about a week it was obvious that the new layout and navigation design were confusing people - traffic dropped by 50%. All the CSS trickery and XHTML optimization were for naught so it's back to the old design with a few minor tweaks.

The new/old design makes more room for content by moving the navigation bar to the top of the page next to the logo. This should hopefully make it easier for people with smaller screens to be able to see everything without scrolling horizontally.

Unnecessary large images have also been removed to speed up page loading.

I can't say that this new/old design is beautiful, but it seems to work better than the version that I thought was beautiful - traffic went right back up to normal levels as soon as the new/old design was posted.

Hope you like the new/old design. Now I'm back to creating widgets...

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Website Redesign

As additional games, tools, toys, and learning activities have been added to the Babystrology website the navigation has somewhat suffered. The Babystrology site redesign hopefully improves navigation confusion by organizing the site into 4 major sections: Learning, Tools, Toys, and Games. A grid layout was also implemented in this update to improve the consistency from page to page. Hopefully it makes things easier to understand. Other minor updates include make the Peepee Teepee Launcher game larger and redesigning the layout of the Baby Name Finder to optimize the available screen real estate.

I look forward to hearing any feedback about the new site design.