Website: Rework and Woes

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If you’re here, I’m sure you’ve noticed: I’ve redesigned my website.

It had to happen. I’ve been meaning to make this site more friendly for mobile devices (a.k.a. smart phones and tablets) for a while. When Google recently announced that they will make it harder to find websites that aren’t mobile friendly and that load very slowly, I figured it was a sign. I tried out a few templates, and I settled on this one–I like it a lot, but I’m still fiddling with it.

I’ve kept an eye on the comments to see what people think about it, and here’s what I’ve heard:

  • It’s different! It is VERY different. I’m still getting used to it too. :-/
  • The comment icons are huge! They are weirdly big. I guess I got used to the smaller size, and I’ll try to switch it back if possible. (But it took me forever to figure out how to tame Larry, the over-eager spam filter bot, so it might take me a while to handle this.)
  • It takes forever to scroll down on the **SPOILER** Board. It totally does! The comment icons aren’t helping with this either. What I’ve decided to do is start a new **SPOILER** Board after 1,000 comments rather than just waiting for the board to get glitchy. That should keep the page relatively shorter. I MAY change the discussion board format completely, but I’ll let you know if that happens!!
  • For a second there, I couldn’t get on the website at all./It took forever to load. 

Actually, the last one just happened to me this evening, and it freaked me out like WHOA. Something I downloaded seems to be interfering with the new design. Has this happened to anyone else????

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  1. Brenda April 23, 2015
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