From a reader:
I am writing to you about a website I have created that you or your readers may find useful. The address is HERE. I actually e-mailed you in 2008 when I was beginning this project, and your encouragement at that time was appreciated. This is an online dynamic version of the Breviarium Romanum according to the rubrics of 1961. By “dynamic” I mean that each office of each day is constructed on the fly so that all of the appropriate prayers, hymns, psalms, commemorations, etc…are displayed with no input required from the user or needing to follow different links to obtain the required information. The layout is simple hopefully easy to follow, so I hope to be able to reach as wide an audience as possible. I think this site may be very useful to seminarians, for example, who are not normally required to recite the office daily, but may want to cultivate a traditional liturgical sense.
As of this afternoon, the site is usable with some restrictions. The primary restriction is that I do not yet have Matins completed; this is a huge project in itself, and I felt that having the day hours available for use with no Matins would be better than delaying the entire project until Matins could be completed. Other smaller aspects of the site still need work, but these do not detract from using the content currently available. For example, I still need to format some pages more to be more pleasing to the eye (for example, by including an extra line break between text), and I am continuing to proofread the texts.
Future enhancements will hopefully include the option to localize the site (for example, to include local feasts), ability to generate PDF files for downloading/printing individual hours, optimization for mobile browsers such as the iPhone, and more. Though the site is not optimized for mobile browsers, the main content displays well on the devices I have tested, and the only problem areas are the page headers and footers. Even though the site is not 100% complete, it is definitely usable and hopefully will enable anyone who wishes to pray the traditional office.
As I said, I am unsure if my site can be any help to you or others, but I thought I would inform you of its progress in case you find some need for it.