Woo Hoo!

We're delighted to announce the launch of our new-look Animal Advocacy website. It's specifically designed to make the TNR Manual’s online pages easier to navigate. However … it may take some time to get the whole site inline with the new look. Please bear with us!

You’ll notice we’ve got the basics done and dusted – the new theme uses similar images and colours to our old one, so you should still feel at home and recognise our style. 

Home Page

Home Page 2015Our new home page makes use of a more modern design to introduce you to the variety of information and services we provide in, we hope, a clear and readable format. We've made use of the fab WordPress theme, Vantage Premium, while keeping the style of our old site, so you'll still feel at home.

So, we start you off with a slideshow of our main activities - advocating long-term solutions to the feline overpopulation problem in Ireland, primarily Neutering and Trap Neuter Return (TNR); maintaining and publicising Ireland's TNR Manual - How to Help Feral Cats; TNR Education and Training; and, another of our pet subjects - the Link between violence towards humans and violence towards animals.

Next comes a Features section, offering the reader the opportunity to find out more about the situation for animals in Ireland (not good), and the two main long-term solutions again - TNR and Neutering (just in case they missed them the first time).

Then we've a wee bit of text explaining who Animal Advocacy is (me) and what I do, followed by the main links to information around the site.

Next there's a slider of our most informative posts - we'll be adding to the list in years to come, of course. And we end with a grid listing of our latest articles, so you can easily find out what we've been up to.

But, of course, you can see all that just by looking at it!


TNR Manual

And that's not all! We're in the process of updating the TNR Manual pages to be easier to navigate and more readable. Each page is introduced with that fab Feature style, so that the chapters in each section are clearly laid out. This means the reader can jump to whatever section is of most interest to them. Here's the example from the front page:

Chapter Headings

Also, as our site holds a lot of information over several sections, we've highlighted Manual specific pages with an image at the top, so you know where you are:

Part of Ireland's TNR Manual

How to Help Community Cats

AND, just in case you missed it the first time, we've added a widget at the bottom of each Manual page, this time including a button with a link to the Manual's intro pages. Just so's you don't get lost along the way.

Part of Ireland's TNR Manual

How to Help Community Cats

Other Features

Of course, throughout our site we've included menus and links to make site navigation clear and easy. We've links to our social media sites at the top and bottom of each page. Each page also has floating social media icons to enable sharing any page on the site (because sharing is caring!). And we've maintained useful features from our previous site design, including: image galleries, useful links, FAQs, a Glossary ... and much more besides.

The site is also responsive - which means it should be readable on all devices, from mobiles to large screen. I have to say that I haven't checked it on a very large screen yet, but I will tomorrow, at work. Fingers crossed. It's also worth mentioning that the amount of information presented is more suited to larger screen devices and mobiles may not provide ideal viewing.

However ...

I have to give you fair warning that the transition is not going entirely smoothly. There are several glitches and bumps in the road that might take some time to smooth out. Our images are a bit wonky in places; some fonts and colouring needs adjusted; some links might be broken; and I've a fair few Manual page to update.

Over the next wee while, the layout will be changing for the manual pages on an ongoing basis and we might also tweak general layout from time to time to make our design as friendly as possible, so you may experience bumps and blips as you navigate through our pages.

We can only apologise - and hope you think it's worth it!

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