Old navigation tabs (Flash)New navigation tabs (gifs)
We recently finished rebuilding to not use iframes or the flash navigation. The old site loaded into a single page that had an iframe for the top navigation and an iframe for the individual page content. The navigation was Flash coded and used transparency to achieve an integrated look. The pages did not function correctly in browsers other than IE 5.5+ on Windows. We rebuilt the header graphics from scratch, creating a much cleaner, crisper look (although most people don’t see the difference at first). The rebuilt site loads better, is much more search engine friendly (actually the reason the site was redone was to improve search engine optimization (SEO)) and is now cross-browser cross-platform friendly. Also note the text on each tab is much easier to read now. Sometimes an overall design doesn’t need to be ditched, but the implementation needs improvement.