Blogging Experiment 2.0

written by BlogEx on August 28, 2007 in Site News with 25 comments

Ladies and Gentlemen, I present to you Blogging Experiment 2.0! For all you RSS readers out there, the site’s been redesigned! We’ve kept much of the same look and feel while expanding the functionality. The search function finally works again, the recent posts and most commented posts are now featured more prominently to help introduce the site’s core content to first time visitors. The subscribe options have been given a bit more emphasis and hopefully draw the eye a bit more. This has pushed the content down the page somewhat but it’s still well above the fold and will always remain so.

I looked around for a different picture to use over there on the right but I discovered that while my wife photographs beautifully with amazing consistency, I don’t. So, as you can see, we’ve stuck with perhaps the only good picture of my ugly mug that exists hehe.

Another area of great change is at the bottom of the page. While the footer section is still the home of the most recent comments, it also now features a list of our Top Commentators. I’ve been looking for a way to reward those of you that are most active on this site and have decided this is the best way to do that. I’ll be writing and publishing a comment policy for this site but until then, let’s stick with the rule of thumb that if you’re commenting for the links, your comment won’t stick around long.

Yet another difference is the addition of a few ads in the right hand column. There are currently only three but that number might increase as direct advertising increases on this site. I’ll have more details on that in the coming days as well.

Last but not least, I’d like to thank StudioJMC for donating the web design work to make this new theme happen. In the interest of full disclosure, the company is owned and operated by my father. If you’re needing any type of webdesign work done, he’s tops in my book.

Well, I think that pretty much covers it. Take a look around, let me know what you think and if you see any glitches or problems.