GDUWS Site Layout
The GDUWS site is laid out with a centered content area on a green background. The color green of the background matches the green of the GDUWS logo and also the background color of them site menu on mouse over. The centered content area has a white background. Site text is in black.
The content area starting at the top left has the logo for the GDUWS. To the left of the logo on the top of the page is the header slide show. It features several images in a random pattern, described below.
Below the logo and slide show is the site menu. It contains the links for all the major pages of the site. The menu has black text on a light gray background. When the mouse is moved over individual buttons of menu the background changes to the color green of the GDUWS for that button.
Below the menu, taking up most of the width of the content area is the main content. To the right of the main page content and still below the menu is the announcement section. The background of the announcement section is the same shade of light gray as the background of the menu. This gives the announcement section contrast in the content area, but it only makes up a small part of the main content area.
At the bottom left of the main content area is one of two images, alternating on different pages. They are of a blind women with her assistance dog walking in a park, the other is of a blind man walking with his assistance dog. Both are illustrations and not photographs.
At the bottom of the page is the footer. The background of the footer is the same shade of light gray as the announcement section and the menu.
The Guide Dog Users of Washington State logo is a circular image in the color green. In the center of the logo is a filled in green circle with a dogs paw print in white. The paw print has "GDUWS" one letter each in the different digits of the paw. Around this center part of the logo are the words "Guide Dog Users Washington State" in green and also small green images of a large breed dog. Around this and making up the outer border of the log is two green circles, on around the other.
Page Header Slide Show
At the top of each page is a java script based slide show. The slide show is laid out in three images horizontally to the left of the GDUWS logo. There are three images shown at all times and they are randomly circulated from a collection of 13 images of breeds of dog that are used for guide dogs.
The 13 images are:
slide-show-1.jpg a close up picture of the face of a large breed dog. The dog has a white face and a red-brown back color of fur.
slide-show-2.jpg a collie lays in a field of grass.
slide-show-3.jpg yellow lab puppy licks its nose
slide-show-4.jpg close up picture of a yellow lab puppy, very cute.
slide-show-5.jpg a golden retriever is working as a guide dog.
slide-show-6.jpg german shepard lays in a field of grass.
slide-show-7.jpg close up picture of a golden labs face.
slide-show-8.jpg close up of a large breed dogs face.
slide-show-9.jpg close up of a german shepard's face.
slide-show-10.jpg a golden retriever is leading a person in a field of grass.
slide-show-11.jpg close up of a puppies face.
slide-show-12.jpg a different picture of a golden retrievers face
slide-show-13.jpg golden retriever lays down on the ground in the shade.
On the memorial page there are pictures of several dogs. On the top of the memorial page there is a picture of a sunset over English Bay, mountains in the distance and the sky is a beautiful mix of warm red orange and yellow, the water is dark with evening.
Also on the memorial page is the picture of a dog statue in a garden. The statue is of a slender dog with ears back and in the seated but alert position. Trees are in the distance.
Eloise, a portrait of a guide dog
Pictured on the memorial page and on her own page is a portrait of Eloise, a black lab. The portrait shows her upper chest neck and head. She has a kind look about her. This portrait was done by Artist: Shirley Dickerson.
Riley Conger, let sleeping dogs lie
Shown on the memorial page on his own memorial page Riley is pictured sleeping on a couch with a pillow for his head and a sleeping mask for his eyes. He also has a sheet and blanket. Clearly leading a dogs life he has it good. Could be one of the cutest dog photos I have ever seen! Makes me want to get on that couch and cuddle up to him for a nap.