redesign

Mon 15 Oct 2007 - Filed under: Not a Journal., , | Leave a Comment | Posted by: Gavin

Thanks to Michael this page you are looking at is cleaner and prettier, thanks Michael!

  • Now you can actually tell where the links are, there’s a groovy link to some of our author’s posts (may re-org that later). That was inspired by something seen on the Mumpsimus—thanks Matt!—but we didn’t want to have to go to the trouble of “sharing” other people’s posts, rather this is an automatic scrape of what they’ve written. The WordPress plug-in for it seems a bit buggy and doesn’t seem to love all the blogs we put in, but maybe it will sort itself out.
  • Our links are still laughable, but there’s a good page of them elsewhere.
  • The other useful Google ap here is the calendar which should have been on this page ages ago.
  • Indented text isn’t as ugly.
  • What people are looking for: still not here.

Maybe this page should be the front page of the site? Don’t know. Doesn’t have any book covers on it!

Michael is also the guy putting together the really neat Interfictions teaser podcast series, where every month they’re posting the first 10 minutes of an author reading their story. This month: Vandana Singh.

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  1. Fred on October 15th, 2007 10:14 am

    I like the redesign quite a lot!

  2. India on October 15th, 2007 10:52 am

    So put some book covers on it! If you can find room, that is. A row of colorful thumbnails along the top might be nice, though I don’t know how you’d make it scale.

    I’d imagine image links require a plugin for standalone WordPress (I’ve used only WordPress.com, on which it’s a built-in capability). You might even be able to make it display a fixed quantity of randomly selected covers, which to my annoyance the .com version won’t do anymore.

    In any case, it’s nicer.

  3. lcrw on October 15th, 2007 4:47 pm

    Thank you!

    We looked at a couple of widgets to pull in covers (or alt. random interesting pics from Flickr) but it was all too much for my short attention span at the moment.

    As for making it the front page, blog software is set up for it so it is just a case of moving Pages and Pages of Stuff. Which, as you might guess, might never happen.

    Onward!

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