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????


  1. Brenda April 23, 2015
  2. Zoe April 23, 2015
  3. Someone April 23, 2015
  4. Kaitlyn M April 25, 2015
  5. Ellie April 26, 2015