Welcome to the
largest Star Trek Dimension update since January 2000.
It all started with a few desig
studies and concepts shortly after the first birthday of the Star Trek Dimension back in
August 2000. Now, the basic structure of the website has been changed, new ways of
navigation have been created, nearly every page has been changed and many new
breath-taking images have been added so that the Star Trek Dimension is ready for the 21st
In a more in-depth overview, the update
consists of the following parts:
1. Easier and faster navigation
With the dimension bar, the new
navigation frame above the actual pages, you can quickly access every project and the main
pages from any part of the Star Trek Dimension.
Newly-created, additional navigation
bars help you to navigate through the episode guides, the Web Dimension and the Media
Overviews and lists of contents now
belong to the standard on every of the more extensive pages, e.g. the FAQ,
the introduction, the LCARS
user notes etc.
2. More user comfort
The comply rewritten, by far more
extensive introduction of the Star Trek Dimension, the
extended and updated FAQ as well as the completely new user notes for the LCARS database and the Media
Library facilitate the orientation for beginners and provide concrete help for
questions concerning structure, interface and important pecularities.
Cross references on the information
pages provide access to pages with similiar topics or an more in-depth analysis.
In the new guestbook provided
by Vantagenet you can express your opinion
concerning the Star Trek Dimension in a very quick & easy way.
3. Improvement of design and
The "end of universe" design,
which has been introcuded to the Star Trek Dimension with the logo and the new banners,
has been more consequently established, for instance with the new navigation bars, the
reworked logos and by the nearly uniform use of the "nebula-star-background".
The Star Trek Dimension main page was reworked not concerning contents, but structure,
and now consists of only one frame. The "end of universe" motive provides a new
background that is both elegant and fitting to the general style of the website. Like all
updates, the design improvement especially took care of the adaptation to high
resolution, with 1024x768 not leading to chaos on the frontpage and the projects main
pages anymore. This applies to the navigation frames, too, which are correctly displayed
up to 1280x960.
Many new logos and navigation pictures
have been introduced or existing ones have been reworked and enhanced. Some examples you
will find on the projects page, the news
page, the FAQ and the new pages (e.g. LCARS user notes) zu finden.
The layout of the Media Library has been completely redesigned, with
even more images and an easier structure.
4. Update or reworking of
projects and information files
The newly introduced main page of the LCARS daabase provides status information and,
beside the login, grants access to the LCARS History and the
also rewritten user notes.
and author page have been rewritten and the FAQ
Library has been moved back to the main server (leading to more security and a
substantially higher download speed), extended by the content of the abandoned Sound
Dimension (now avaiable in the section "Music"), completely reworked and
restructured. Every page has been enhanced, and the user notes have been rewritten. There
are also numerous new media files.
The following projects have been
updated as well: the ST:DS9 Guide contains a new
front page / information page, the ST:VOY Guide
an updated overview of season 7 and three new reviews of season 6 episodes, Gag Trek features new jokes, the LCARS
database has labeled scroll buttons, the Subspace Manual
and the What You Leave Behind project have been adapted to the
uniform Dimension design and bugs have been eliminated in the Star Trek Cartography and the Web
Despite the extension of this update,
there will be additions in the next days. Primarily, of course the still missing
translations of the FAQ, the LCARS user notes and the author page, as well as not uploaded
parts of the Media Library sound effects collection. Afterwards, there will be reworked
season overviews in English in the ST:DS9 Guide plus some smaller additions which haven't
been completed in time.
If questions or problems arise
(especially missing links and pictures and other bugs concerning the update), or if you
simply want to submit your opinion, please drop me a mail or post to the registry-free Star Trek
Dimension forum in the Subspace Comms
Enjoy the enhanced Star Trek Dimension,