Fiddling with the Site

It’s unlikely to be spotted by any but the most keen observers, but I found a couple hours to fiddle with the website yesterday.

Gone from the sidebar is the lengthy list of posts past (replaced by a drop-down archive).  Ditto the list of categories (also replaced by a drop-down).  Added is a list of Recent Posts, with a Popular Posts list forthcoming (just looking for the right plug-in for that — any suggestions?).  I also dropped the recent comments list, though it may come back if I can manage to tweak its coding sufficiently (I didn’t like the way it looked).

I also did a lot of behind-the-scenes coding tweaks that have improved the look of things to my eye, and I’ve commemorated it all by doing a new logo at the top of the site, which is a bit bolder and cleaner than the old one.

Most of these changes fall into one of two categories: either (1) something was bothering me aesthetically, or (2) I’m hoping to make the site a bit more future-proof in terms of my long-term plans.

I’d tell you what those long-term plans are, but I really don’t want to spoil the surprise — though I will say that it may or may not involve a sun god temple with a thousand naked women throwing pickles at me.

4 Comments

  1. I’m not a big fan of the “Follow Me” widget that now appears on the left side of the page and scrolls down as I scroll down, thereby obscuring some of your text. Otherwise, looks nice and neat, Mike.

    I look forward to forthcoming revelations.

  2. @CathyB Then I shall nix the “Follow Me” widget (which I stole from the esteemed Mary Robinette Kowal) – or perhaps just move it to the other side of the page.

  3. Thanks, Mike. It doesn’t annoy me at all as long as it loiters along the other side. 🙂

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