With the new year fast approaching and with Eve moving to Hollywood soon, I thought this would be a great time to update the theme. This new style is a bit more traditional and quite the departure from the older grunge look. I think it’s a step-up and I hope you like it.
This new theme uses the standard two column layout and it sports a fancy slider near the top for showing the most recent news, updates and articles. These ‘sliders/faders’ are pretty common nowadays and gives the site a more sleek and professional look.
Most of the layout changes are pretty minor. Some slight tweaking of the navigation and sidebar has been done, with some things getting shifted toward the bottom of the page. The Film/TV projects category is now set up to show Eve’s most current projects at the top, with her older work placed in the ‘Older/Various projects section. This way you can quickly see which stuff she’s working on. It’s useful for new fans or fans that haven’t been keeping up with her work.
A ‘Shop’ area as been added to the sidebar and it will feature some current items of Eve’s work that you can purchase from Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk.
The biggest change comes to the Video Gallery, now with a cool 3D playlist. There are two sections to look though: Film/Television and Random Files. The Film/TV playlist features clips of Eve’s work on various TV shows and films. The Random Files playlist is a compilation of interviews, appearances and other assorted goodies.
The 3D playlist may act a little quirky at times, but a simple refresh of the page should fix it.
As for web browser compatibility, there are a few cosmetic issues with IE7, so I recommend using IE8 or use a different browser like Firefox or Chrome, which are more standards compliant and render web sites better. The design looks best with a larger widescreen monitor or laptop because on smaller screens the background image can get cut off.
If you have any issues with this new design then be sure to leave a comment.
Because there was so little going on with Eve in 2010, there wasn’t much to offer in the way of new content. This will change in 2011 as the next Torchwood series production ramps up and the promotional material starts to leak out. Until then there won’t be much happening.
The second part of the Belonging article is still on the agenda, but it looks to be more of a video review of the reunion episode that aired several months later after the series ended. There’s just not enough information on the show to do a full article, so it will end up being short and will include just a few video clips.
There’s a plan to do a series of short articles on Eve’s role as Gwen on Torchwood. It’s her most well-known role to date, so I thought it would be a good idea to show some of her tremendous talent to people unfamiliar with her work. This is going to be sort of an experiment and it may not pan out.