Over the past five years, the PCPC website has had several incremental upgrades, both to improve security and to enhance the site’s appearance and operability.
Our most recent (and most comprehensive) upgrade was in August 2014. This has made the site at least partly “future-proof” — switching the coding to the new HTML5 standard; integrating a responsive stylesheet in which both smartphones and large screens are equally catered for; introducing new and cleaner dropdown navigation menus (users of the members’ section will particularly appreciate our new menus); and clearing out a lot of old or redundant content.
- For people who use screen readers, our tabbed navigation menu will render properly as a simple list. Every page is logically organized, with content at the beginning and sidebar material — related articles and so forth — at the end of each page.
- For smartphone, mobile, and tablet users, our stylesheet is completely responsive, delivering a single-column page on small screens with navigation, search boxes, and other page elements properly scaled for small devices.
- For people using netbooks or tablets in horizontal mode, all our pages fit on a 1024 pixel screen display, and clipping is kept to a minimum on 800 pixel displays.
- Still to be done: we hope to phase out the use of Flash for some of our member resources, as this software (which is both resource-intensive and vulnerable to hacking) is no longer supported on Apple iOS devices and on some recent desktop browsers.