Sunday, June 05, 2016

Enormous changes at the last minute

You may have noticed that the blog doesn't look like this anymore:


At long last, we've updated to a new template. This happened because Dad and I have been noticing various bugs in the way the blog displays.  For instance, when we clicked through to look at an archived month, some of the posts weren't there.  They weren't gone - they were right where they belonged in the master list of all the posts on the blog on the Blogger dashboard - but they wouldn't show up on the blog itself.  Also, there was no "Newer/Older Posts" button, so it was hard to read the blog chronologically.

So, I asked for help in the Blogger Help Forum, and got a kind, prompt and completely helpful response from a knowledgeable soul who made several suggestions. Turns out the simplest answer was to enter the modern era, which I've now done. (The old blog is now safely mirrored on my hard drive, so we could revert to it if we ever needed to - something I learned how to do from the helpful articles provided by our friend at Blogger Help Forum.  I'll mirror the new one too, just for safety's sake).

I'm not entirely satisfied with the new design, so I'll be tweaking it as I figure out how.  So, go exploring and see what you think of the new layout. If you notice problems or have suggestions, post a comment! If you don't, post a comment anyway. I hate it when nobody comments.  :-)

One more thing: I invited Kate to be a contributor (It's about time - she's only been married to Caleb for six years) and re-invited Jason because he's identified as "Unknown" in the contributor list for some reason, and I can't seem to fix it. So, Kate and Jason, you should get an email.  If not, let me know.

Update:

4 comments:

Dad said...

You are so amazing.

Laura said...

WHAT. CHANGE.

Mom said...

Yup yup, change. Everybody will have to get with the times. I'm not done changing it, either. I want to find a good background picture of the lake or the farm or something. Working on it. And the text colors need tweaking. I also added a "subscribe" gadget to the sidebar so you can get an email when there's a new post, if you like.

Laura said...

It's actually pretty crazy that we've had the same format since 2003. That was 13 years ago.