Though it has been a long time in coming, the Virtual Pig Dissection
web site has finally been redesigned and overhauled. The same basic
information as before is available, but there have been some significant
changes other than the basic look of the site, and it is hoped that
these changes will provide a more interesting experience for the
The first major change are the diagrams themselves. Due to popular
request, each diagram has been completely redone in color to make
the diagrams clearer and easier to view.
The other major change is how the information on each organ is
retrieved. Users may now locate an organ on the diagram by pointing
their mouse over an organ. If information on that organ is available
in that section of the site, an isolated, highlighted view of that
organ will appear to the left hand side, and that organ's definition
will display above the diagram. This new interface should make viewing
the information more dynamic and user-friendly, and should help
those unfamiliar with the pig's anatomy as they can move their mouse
aimlessly through each diagram and learn the locations of each organs
as they go.
Three new features have also been added to the site to further
aid students in their studies. The first is a printable study guide,
which consists of improved diagrams, organ listings, and a glossary
of terms in alphabetical order. The second new feature is an online
quiz, which should further aid students in their study of fetal
pig anatomy. Finally, a simple message board has been added so visitors
may post questions and have those questions answered by anyone visiting
the site. Please see the disclaimer and usage agreement for more
I hope everyone visiting this site likes these new changes. If
you have any comments you wish to share with me in regards to the
site's design, please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Only with suggestions and feedback from users can this site continue
to improve and grow.