I’ve once again had a few spare hours to get into the website coding and put some things into place that I’ve long been planning on doing.
Most noticeable among these changes is the addition of a static “front page” for the site. Before, folks accessing www.michaellivingston.com were shuffled directly to the latest entries on my blog. Now, that root address goes to a static page with some basic “about me” information, and the blog is a click away in the tabs up top or a direct link on that page itself.
I’m now testing the feeds to be sure they’re set-up correctly, as I assume subscribers will probably want to follow the blog, not my front page.
So why make the change? Well, for one thing, I think it adds a veneer of professionalism. On top of that, it allows me to highlight certain news on the homepage. My latest book publication, for instance, might get buried in the blog, but it can remain highlighted on the front page.
If you see anything wrong with this set-up — especially if it has broken something on your end that cannot easily be repaired — give me a shout in the comments here, or via the Contact page.