You’ve probably noticed the ever changing landscape here over the last week. I decided to redesign the site before doing a server upgrade thinking that a lighter template would reduce server load. Then I ended up doing both. So you’ll notice that the site runs a lot smoother and faster. It will also eliminate the server errors I was getting because I was too lazy to move the site to a dedicated server. That’s all been resolved. Anyhow….
What do we like about the new design? I like that it’s lighter and smoother looking. It’s similar to the old format, but cleaner in my opinion. You might have to clear your browser cache or a lot of the formatting will look like grey on grey which is not cool.
The comments are now Disqus (which could be temporary). Disqus is 10X more dynamic than the embedded comment system and requires no extra user effort (you can log-in as a guest or if you prefer a social media or email you can use that). I don’t see the downsides, but I know people might have thoughts there.
I could shift it back to the old format in 10 seconds so if everyone hates this new format then it’s no problem switching back since I have the new servers running. So let me know what you think and thanks for the feedback! As you can see, my weekend is off to a fun start thinking about this silly blog….Sigh.