Tinker, Blogger, Soldier, Spy
Yes, yes, I know. When I do show up lately it’s to tamper, tinker, and otherwise destroy everything you’ve grown accustomed to with this blog.
Today I decided to make another drastic change. Enough commenters were unhappy with the redesign that I felt something needed to be done—in fact, I quite agreed that the busy nature of the new site was overwhelming. It wasn’t working, and something simpler and cleaner was needed. Ergo, the changes you see before you today.
I’ve also added a “Blogs” section in the top navigation menu. This is an easy way to skip to whichever of the in-house blogs you prefer reading and see those posts only. The animated slider is also gone, in favor of a Featured section that houses five posts clearly displayed on top.
The comments look better, too, and give a lot more room for each commenter to wax poetic. I’m still debating whether an edit function is a good idea. I know many of you have asked for one, but I have to be honest here: I don’t like the idea. There is something offputting to me about commenters being able to change what they’ve written, if only because a select minority might abuse that power.
I’m also torn on comment voting, which has its uses but could end up backfiring, doing damage to the comment culture here.
Finally, I’ve reinstated Off the Cuff which works better with this new layout.
If you have any thoughts, feedback, etc. please do let me know. And if you’re so inclined, please also considering donating to the site by clicking the button below: