The Art of Home Theater Projectors

Projector Reviews Launches New Home Page, Navigation

Greetings all,

These changes to Projector Reviews, have been a long time in coming.  Check out the new home page.  It builds on the theme changes we started last summer.

Here’s a quick overview of what we’ve done, why, and how it should make your visits and navigation, more effective.

The obvious change to Projector Reviews, is that we have converted the center column to use a system of Panes.  There are currently six different Panes.  Each has it’s own square button, just below the masthead.  Clicking on any of those buttons will load the appropriate page, and leave it up, until you click on another pane button, or a link, or…

By the way, you can also pause the panes by placing the cursor over the pane content.  You can then, for example scroll down the page, reading everything in that pane.  Moving the cursor out of the content area, will resume the auto pane rotation feature.

The very first pane is our Projector Reviews pane.   That is, it shows you the 10 most recent home theater projector reviews, followed by the 10 most recent reviews of Business and Education projectors.  Within the next week or so, the descriptions of each of those reviews will be expanded to resemble the 3-4 lines for each, found on the old home page.

Other panes show excerpts from the most recent blog entries.  There are the portions of the 10 most recent press releases for new projectors, and the 5 most recent home theater blogs.

Still another pane features our major reports and articles, including, of course, our annual Home Theater Projector Comparison Report, Our Pico Projector Comparison, and our K-12 Classroom Education Projector Report.

Next comes the Projector Categories.  learn more about projectors in categories such as DLP projectors, education projectors, pico projectors, home theater projectors and more.  Each category offers you descriptions and links to that category’s most recent reviews.

Finally, we’ve put together a brief on each of 15 well known and most popular projector manufacturers.   We’ll be expanding that section over the coming months.  BTW please note, some of the descriptions in that pane are temporary, written by a webmaster, and not fully accurate.  (As of right now, the LG Projector description would be an example).

Click on any of those manufacturers and you’ll end up on our page for that brand.  You’ll find all of our reviews for that line listed, and below that, a full list of all models with links to specs and data sheets.  Have fun.

Please forgive, there will be a good bit of clean up, and many dozens of pages needed to be created for all the changes.  If you see anything that really makes no sense (like almost anything that FORMER webmaster wrote), feel free to comment.   There’s a lot for us to do, and now we’re backed up on reviews!

One more thing.  You don’t need to use the Panes to navigate.  Note, in the masthead, there are a number of white pull-down tabs for navigation. They will get you to the same places, although we don’t have tabs yet for the blogs.  -art

PS.  for those waiting, the Viewsonic Pro8200 review will post sometime tonight before I call it a night.  -a

News And Comments

  • Dominic Feira

    I don’t really like the rotating panes. I guess it’s ok if it rotates by default, but as soon as I click on one of the categories it should stay there because that’s what I’ve chosen. It shouldn’t start rotating again on it’s own. The constant animation is distracting. Other than that I like it so far…

  • sven

    ARRGGHHH, how do I stop the front page from automatically rotating through tabs?

    I’ve always loved the site and the new look is great but it might take some getting used to…

    • http://www.projectorreviews.com/members/lisasonfeier/ Lisa Feierman

      Sorry, Our error, being fixed… see the short blog. Sorry, once stopped, the auto-rotation of the panes – was supposed to stay stopped! -art

  • EeeCeeTee

    Art,

    The side scrolling pages are annoying as all get out. With my IE7, if my mouse goes outside of the center pane even for a second, the side scrolling starts back up even though I already clicked one of the category buttons.

    I rarely have a problem with site redesigns, but this one is not good.

    Just my 2 cents.

    Thanks for all you do.

    Ed

    PS Any updates on the new Epsons with the reflective LCD’s?

    • http://www.projectorreviews.com/members/lisasonfeier/ Lisa Feierman

      Hi ECT!

      It’s not your IE7, it’s my webmaster… By sometime tomorrow, things will be much better. At least, either the auto rotate will not start if you leave the center area, or, we’ll turn off the auto rotate, for now, while that and a couple of other less significant issues, get worked out. Remember, we’re a small shop, it will take a few days probably a week, I think, until it’s working to my satisfaction. -art