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Cybermodeler Online Editorial

What Do You Think?

We're now several weeks into the new website design and many of the bugs and tweaks are completed. I still get inputs from folks with various symptoms that I'm addressing as they come through.

While the old design is still online in various sections of Cybermodeler Online, the new design (to recap) is intended to work with mobile devices without the need to manually zoom in to see the content while retaining its general functionality on regular computers. One of the disadvantages of this redesign is that some of the functionality is not compatible with older web browsers/devices but I may have some solutions for that as we get the rest of the site fully functioning.

To that end, I'd like to hear your thoughts and suggestions as we move forward on the site update. I will try to answer each one though the option of returning to the old design is not going to happen for a variety of reasons. In one case, a reader wondered why our advertising is taking up more room on the page which puzzled me. In the old design, we had 400 pixel columns of advertising on the left and right side of each page. Now we're down to 200 pixel columns on the left and right, and even these move or disappear on really small displays. While we're trying to reduce the amount of advertising footprint on the screen, some screens seem to readjust the smaller columns so they appear larger. Isn't technology wonderful. While you might think that we could just make the advertising columns simply disappear altogether, remember that we have bills to pay while we keep our content free to you.

Thanks to all who've joined us on our two modeling forums running on Facebook. As I also mentioned last week, we've had our Cybermodeler feed going on there, and we've added our general modeling chat area 'What's On Your Bench' as well as our specialty area for 1/48 scale modelers. If you're on Facebook, please join us!

That's all for now, have a great weekend and go build something!

Respectfully,
Michael Benolkin
Owner/Publisher, Cybermodeler Online

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