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New blog design

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

I have been working on a new design for this blog for a while and it's finally ready to go live. I was considering several different designs and I finally decided to go with this one. It has a clean look and it seems pretty uniform across all of the major browsers. The only problem I have noticed so far is that the counter does not display on IE 8 without setting the browser to it's compatibility mode, but I think I can live with that for now.

I have decided to remove the Live365 widget that I had been using on the blog because it slowed down the page load time too much and it downloaded the music stream using up bandwidth whether the visitor wanted to listen to it or not. I think this widget still needs some work.

However, if anyone still wants to listen to Music from the Blue Light, there is a link to the station page on the sidebar, and you can easily tune in from there. I set it so it opens in a new tab or window so that you won't have to keave the blog to go there. After all, I want you to stay on this page and read everything. LOL.

Since some people might not know what "Music from the Blue Light" is, I am calling the link "my Internet radio station." If you haven't yet, I hope that you can tune in.

Also, I have decided to start using a pop up window for commenting. I think it's a bit more user friendly because you don't have to scroll all the way down to the bottom of the post before you can type in your comment.

I also added a pretty cool search box which will allow you to search for text strings throughout this blog's entire archive.

John
posted by John, 1:51 PM

2 Comments:

I really like the new look. It's a great, clean design.

Keep up the good work - I read every post.
Thanks Wiz. I read your blog too.
commented by Anonymous John, June 3, 2009 at 9:48 AM  

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