I’ve been tweaking the blog a lot of late; some of it may have been noticeable (particularly for those on the RSS feed, which seems to pop out a “new post” notification every time I sneeze when tweaking bits of the blog – my apologies for that), other changes hopefully not so blatant!
Today I’m launching the new theme and updates, and would welcome constructive feedback on the revised look and feel of the place. Key changes are:
A new theme with greater white space within the text and an updated font, both of which I hope will improve readability
- Inclusion of the sidebar on every page, rather than just the home page, which I hope will assist in better navigation
- New hierarchical Categories menu, with additional sub-categories to improve topic selection (e.g. Viewer and Clients has been updated to allow you to pull-up all reviews on a specific viewer, rather than relying on tags, plus three new sub-categories added for viewer round-up summaries, general news on viewers of any flavour (rather than reviews) and news and updates relating to the TPV Policy)
- New sidebar DESTINATIONS REVIEWS category for accessing reviews of SL destinations and other virtual worlds / immersive environments I’ve visited.
Hopefully, these changes will help make the blog more readable and more effective as a resource / reference tool for those who use it that way.
I’ve retained the menus as well, but the new theme allows me to move them to the top of the page. Hopefully this will make those items which include drop-down lists and sub-menus (e.g. Reviews) to be more usable than the older layout, which sometimes required page scrolling in order to properly display a sub-menu.
I’ve included a little poll here, please feel free to use it as an indicator of how well you like the new layout.
The poll is now closed. Results are shown below.