The ICAL TEFL site is popular, no doubt about it, with thousands of visitors each day. But we did start to accumulate some criticism.
It wasn’t about the content but about the design. We found that everyone was quite happy looking at the site on a modern desktop computer. The general consent was that it was clear and easy to read and the information was there for the reading.
But on a mobile phone things were different. Text was squashed, pictures were huge and overflowing and generally it looked pretty poor. On a tablet it was ok… depending on the tablet. And on an Apple II (circa 1979) it couldn’t be done.
So over the past couple of weeks we’ve been rolling out a series of adjustments and templates so that now when you view the ICAL TEFL site on whatever device you have, it has pretty much the same color scheme and roughly the same layout and all the information there so that anyone can find and read it.
There’s always a caveat, isn’t there!
We’ve tested the new mobile responsive design on a bunch of different devices and they all look good. But if you happen to find that our site looks a little out of whack on your particular device, do please let us know so we can remedy the situation.
I’m trying to think what we can offer in return. Our heartfelt thanks? A million tons of gold? Two tickets to Justin Bieber’s next show? No tickets to Justin Bieber’s next show?
In the meantime, I hope you like the new responsive ICAL TEFL site on your mobile or tablet!The image shows the site on an Apple II, circa 1979. We haven’t actually tried it on this because we can’t find an Apple II to test it on but it’s safe to say that it wouldn’t work as the Apple II doesn’t really have a browser and in order for it to access the internet it needs very clever people to bodge it.