Well, the blog (and the world) survived the weekend as Dateline>City of Angels began some remodeling to update its look and feel. For now, most of the work is taking place in the background, so regular visitors will notice only minor changes.
- First off, I’ve added a detailed archive page that supports expanded views of post titles, dates and comment stats. (Take a browse… Even I’d forgotten some of the interesting stuff that’s been filed away and lost to time.)
- Regular visitors will also notice a new “Tag Index” to the right. Bloggers like to use tags in different ways, but here the plan is to complement my Categories. Think of the Categories as big file drawers and the tags as flags to help zero in on specific types of content within those drawers. As the week goes forward, I’ll be refining and expanding the index while adding visible tag coding to posts.
- The blogroll will also soon relocate from the sidebar to a page of its own. This will leave the right column looking a little barren in the short term, but will free it up for new items to be added down the line.
All these changes are the first steps in making Dateline>City of Angels content and navigation more accessible (and intelligible) from the homepage. This in turn will support new features and a broader redesign planned for later this year. In the meantime, thanks for your patience with any quirks and annoyances that pop up during the “construction phase.”