Redesign Launching


We are currently launching the new blog design and functionality – please play around. If anything looks off or isn’t working, let us know! Still working on getting everything running smoothly.

Postscript: A few questions:

1. LOL… some of you have said that one of the header photos is creepy. Which one? Just refresh and they should rotate. I’m assuming from the “too dark” comments that it’s the sunset from Panama — will yank that soon :)

2. Are the top photos rotating for everyone? Hit refresh and they should. Refresh a few times, as they might repeat here and there since it’s randomized.

3. Other bugs? Comments working for all?


Posted on: March 7, 2008.

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99 comments on “Redesign Launching

  1. Heya !

    You should know that the link to your RSS on your front page is note working.

    It’s on this page:

    The text is:
    10 Reasons to Subscribe Subscribe via: ( Email / RSS )

    The links for “ten reasons” and for “email” are working. The links for the text “rss” is simply the blog url.

    Just thought you should know!!


  2. You are mixing bright with dark. The comment box is bright white , the links are electric blue and the light gray is going to strain my eyes.

    Interesting, when I opened a new tab for older posts to see how it looked, it showed the above post with a white background where on this page I see it with a black background. Maybe the post is overlapping with the background colors.

    I take the above comments back. I guess you don’t have black now as 85% of the page color which is what I see now. If you have a white background for most of the page and this is just a glitch and it looks great.

    To be honest, your image at the top looks a little creepy. I assume you want honest comments. Though I like the setting especially as we are coming up on Spring and warmer weather.

    That’s my 3 cents…inflation and all.


  3. I really like that your comment is highlighted in green. Fantastic. Site looks great now. Just the sides are black. Oh and the top picture changes, does it rotate. I like that.

    I shouldn’t have doubted you. Great job. Looks good.


  4. Submitting a test as well – I’ll have to look at it more closely later. I do miss the picture of *you* at the top :-) !



  5. I’m testing the comments too, except if this test fails, I can’t do anything about it because I’m just a reader.

    Like the new design. I’m stealing the RSS button idea for my site.


  6. While I thought the old design was just fine, I think this one is pretty sharp. The only thing I miss from the old one is the photo of you on a beach somewhere, instead of this new one in a jungle.


  7. Tim –

    Who did you outsource the design too? Can you email me their url and/or contact info?



    Sorry, guys, but I’ll have to clear this with my designer first. He last told me that he didn’t want more work. Sorry! Such is the blessed life of a good WordPress designer!



  8. I like everything but that too-dark picture in the banner. It looks too much like a snapshot misplaced on a nicely designed page.


  9. Hi All,

    We’re still fixing a few bugs, but thanks for the feedback! I’ll be explaining my reasons (there are many) for the redesign, but I’m glad that most of you seem to like it. Even those who prefer the old design at first glance I think will find this version MUCH easier to use for finding good content and overlooked goodies.

    Please keep the feedback coming if you find any bugs!

    Thanks from Austin :)