Saturday, July 18, 2009

New Site on the Way!

If you are follower of the Teaching Resources site, you probably know that the site is getting a complete makeover. I'm excited that if all goes according to plan, the new site should be ready on August 1st! In the meantime, I'm giving you a sneak peek at the new design.

I hired Doug Brown Design to come up with the overall concept and do the design work, and now my daughter Wendy and I are uploading content and connecting all the links. We also have a programmer working on the shopping cart and other technical elements. It's lots of work, but it's so exciting! I'm finding files in the File Cabinet that I put there years ago and completely forgot about. It's like doing summer cleaning and reorganizing at home!

What's new and improved about the site?
  • More attractive, professional design and layout
  • Reorganization of site contents into 4 major categories with subcategories
  • Shorter pages with less scrolling
  • Drop-down menus
  • Clear, consistent navigation system
  • Search engine to search the File Cabinet and Strategies section
The most frequent question I get about the new site is whether I'll still have a File Cabinet with free materials. The answer to that is a resounding YES! I'm not changing anything about the content of my site - just its appearance and navigation. All the old content will still be there.

When the time comes to go live with the new site, please help me spread the word! My old site has a lot of great content, but it's outdated and difficult to navigate. My new site will combine the best elements of the old site with a clean, professional look you will love!


  1. Wow Laura, it looks really great! I can't wait until the new site is up. I've been a fan of yours for a few years now. Thanks for all the inspiration, ideas, and help you offer!

  2. It looks great--so inviting! Are you still teaching in the public schools? Thanks for absolutely wonderful resources!

  3. I can hardly wait to see the new site!! I have been to your "old" one and love the do my children!