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New mobile layout on ielanguages.com

If you’ve checked out ielanguages.com over the past 24 hours, you should have noticed a new layout and navigation bar. I am now using Bootstrap to make the site more mobile-friendly, though with all the tables, some pages might not look perfect on smaller screens. I still have lots of code to check over as there are hundreds of pages on the site so please let me know if there are any major problems.


Audio players for the rest of the language tutorials that have mp3s will be added shortly, and the multilingual comparative lists now have a pretty great feature where you can move the columns around. Now you get to choose which languages are side by side!

A video posted by Jennifer Wagner (@ielanguages) on

I will be working on filling in the missing vocabulary of the multilingual lists (especially Danish), finally uploading more realia (I think I’ve got 7 new languages to add!), and getting the photo albums back online over the coming weeks/months. I am also taking 4 classes online and working 2 part-time jobs while finishing the final version of my thesis, so if someone could add more hours to the day that would be great. Long(er) term goals include expanding the bilingual tutorials (updating French/Italian and French/German, adding at least French/Spanish) and recording more authentic listening resources in a variety of languages.

I’m also looking for a new VPS hosting company since I am experiencing too many 503 errors due to scripts getting automatically killed by my current host. I have followed all of their advice to optimize the PS but nothing seems to be working so I’m thinking it’s time for a change to find something better. If you have any recommendations, let me know!

ielanguages.com Says Goodbye to Flash

You may have noticed small changes to the mp3 players on the languages and exercises pages. I have finally updated all of them to HTML5 so they should work on mobile devices.

HTML5 Players in various browsers (source: html5tutorial.info)

I am still adding the players to the language tutorials, but for now all of the tutorials have players on at least the first page.

Let me know if the players are not working for you or if a file does not play. (I’ll need to know which operating system and browser you’re using.)