GPD Redesigns to be User Friendly and Flexible

The organizing committee of Glass Processing Days (GPD) has redesigned its website,, to enhance user friendliness, information and offer flexible updates. According to organizers, the design is part of the GPD mission to collect and distribute educational information on the properties, processing and use of architectural and automotive glass, and also to encourage cross-functional networking.

Among the changes to the site, is the elimination of the drop-down menu. Organizers say this was removed to make it easier for visitors to "perceive the structure of the versatile and extensive information provided on the site and to facilitate the finding of the information most relevant to the site visitor."

The site's login procedure is also different. Users are now authenticated based on e-mail address and password, eliminating the need for a separate user name. Users can also log in permanently, so they are automatically authenticated when they sign in at the same computer.

", the concept we launched in 2001, is an important part of our concept and mission to support continued learning within the industry," said Jorma Vitkala, chairperson of the GPD organizing committee. "It is important to improve and modernize the site continuously to reflect the developments within the industry as they are documented at GPD conferences and in the time period between them."

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