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How To Navigate The Site

By Ron Munden

July 1 has arrived and as I hinted in April, EastTexasTowns.com is no more. The lights have been turned off.

Since you are reading this article, you have found the East Texas Exposed website. That makes us happy.

East Texas Exposed is the daughter of EastTexasTowns.com but as you can see it has a very different look. The site has all the functionality of ETT and much more.

My goal in designing the new website was to create a website that contains more graphics and one that looks different each time you visit the site. In order to accomplish this we have designed a completely new content management system. My goal is that the main page will never look the same on two consecutive visits.

Our goal was to design a system that has a different “look and feel.” This is a double-edged sword. It provides a different experience but it is different and many people don’t like change. In order to address this issue we have included an “articles and galleries” option in the menu at the top of the page. If you just can’t stand change or you don’t want to take the time to explore the new main page, click on the “articles and gallery” option and you will be taken to a page that has the “look and feel” of EastTexastowns.com.

We encourage you to explore the new main page. It contains much more functionality than the articles and gallery page.

I wrote another article that addresses navigation of the site in detail but this is all you need to know:

The main page is mainly composed of images. Each image is actually a door. Every image has a link to another page. There are links to articles, galleries, indexes, etc. When you click on the images, you are taken to the new page. When you place your mouse on the images, the images will change and you will see text that describes the content of the image and the link.

I have been using the system for more than six months. I know you won’t break the system so feel free to play around and tour the site.