I changed the front page to last year’s surreal Halloween moment on the north lawn. As always, you can find all the front pages ever on the Front Page gallery page.
I’ve changed the front page to the new Oval Office.
I’ve changed the front page for May to the second Roosevelts’ West Sitting Hall.
Apparently, my April Fool’s joke was to forget to change the front page for the month, but I’ve done it now. I’ve chosen a pic of party guests in the China Room in 1958, one of my favorites.
I’ve change the front page to a picture of JFK, Jr. in the Rose Garden around 1962.
I’ve changed the front page for January. It’s a photo of the original Press Briefing Room created by Richard Nixon that I first used back in the fall of 2007.
Also, I’ve changed the menus a little. This puts Air Force 1 and the vice-president’s residence pages on the Home menu and moves About, Q&A, and Site Map over to Overview. However, I haven’t extended the change to every page yet, just the main ones.
My resolution for the new year is to rebuild the site in a format that is easier to maintain in this way, probably using PHP rather than straight HTML, or possibly using a wiki. This would break any links that outside sites have to the current pages, which is something I hate, but I should be able to figure out some automated way of making sure it degrades gracefully (automatic redirects, etc.).
I’m open to any ideas about layout changes. Since I designed the site in mid-2006 (3-and-a-half years ago), the collection of photos for each room has ballooned enormously. I hate galleries of images that are displayed in separate pages or pop-ups, but loading all the images can be tedious.