Since its creation in 2001, the official website of the Beijing 2008 Games has undergone numerous facelifts: from solely reporting news to becoming a comprehensive platform for news about Games preparations, society and sports events as well as interactive action with web users. The number of official website visitors surpassed 1.3 million on the day the official mascots were released.
From a design angle, the new official website adheres to the Beijing 2008 image and look - using green-blue and Chinese-scholar-tree green as its main colours. The overall design has a perfectly balanced, aesthetically pleasing look, representing a green and humanistic Olympic Games, and possesses lasting representative Chinese characteristics and essence. In terms of content design, the new official site places more emphasis on the visitor's experience. The organisation of the site is simple, with a more intuitive layout.
At present, the new site is available in three languages - Chinese, English and French. The specific requirements for language groups were fully considered in designing every part of the web site, from column placement to subject schemes.
Discover the new Beijing 2008 website at www.beijing2008.com.
The Olympic Sailing Competition will take place in Qingdao from the 9-21 August, with the Medal Races taking place from 16-21 August. 22-23 August are scheduled as reserve days. Gold medals will be decided in eleven Olympic sailing events, featuring a total of 400 sailors.
Find out more at the ISAF Beijing 2008 Olympic Games microsite - www.sailing.org/olympics2008.
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