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For 2013, we've made a few small but significant changes to Europeforvisitors.com and our related travel-planning sites:

First, we've switched from a three-column to a two-column layout, with a top menu replacing the left-hand navigation bar. This will make our pages display better (and without horizontal scrolling) on most smartphones. It also should make our body text easier to read on smaller tablets like the iPad Mini and the Nexus 7.

Second, we've removed our photo from the page header, which now displays a simplified logo (see the enlarged sample above). This isn't an earth-shattering change, but it does put more visual emphasis on the editorial content of our pages, and it means one less object for your Web browser to request from our server.

Third--and perhaps most important--we're now using a Content Delivery Network (CDN) to serve our pages from 23 data centers around the world. According to Google Analytics, our average page-loading time has decreased by about 60 per cent, and several tests have indicated that Europeforvisitors.com is now faster than 90+ percent of all Web sites.

Finally, we'll be spending much of this winter on updates and reformatting of "legacy content." We hope you'll continue to plan your travel with our main site and our subsidiary sites at:

Europe for Visitors

Venice for Visitors

Paris for Visitors

Rome for Visitors

Europe for Cruisers

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