Website Updates

Today I flipped the switch on some changes I have made over the Christmas holiday to jonobacon.org. Hopefully these changes should make using the site much nicer. :)

A few notes:

  • I have installed a new theme. I still have some small CSS tweaks to make here and there, so do let me know what you feel needs to be adjusted to make the site easier to read.
  • The site now supports gravatars. Go and set up a gravatar so you can share your hotness with the world.
  • You can now get email updates for posts by using the Feedburner link in the top right-hand corner of the page.
  • The middle pane of the site will pull out the most recent longer articles and essays so they stick around a little longer on the front page.
  • Search results are much nicer.
  • I am now using more friendly permalinks.
  • I will be refreshing some of the old content over the coming weeks when I can find some time.
  • Threaded comment support is on the way and will be implemented soon.

Of course, there will be some bugs over the next few weeks. Do let me know if anything seems amiss. Thanks folks.

UPDATE: Threaded comments now work. :)

  • http://www.feedingthemachine.com Quentin Hartman

    I’d turn up the contrast between the post text and background just a bit. As they are now is a bit achy on the eyes. Maybe make the background just a click lighter and/or the text a click darker. That will make the links stand out less though, so that may have to be examined as well. Maybe the red you use in a couple other places?

  • http://vadi.myopenid.com Vadim P.

    Looking good. Nice permalinks are the best change.

  • jono

    Vadim:

    Looking good. Nice permalinks are the best change.

    I have been meaning to do that for a while. Thanks for the kind words, Vadim!

  • jono

    Quick test of threaded comments. Yet to be styled.

  • http://www.nhaines.com/ Nathan Haines

    Wow, Jono, this really looks great. I agree that the contrast could be improved a little. Congrats!

  • ethana2

    Yay for Gravatar support!

  • http://matthewhelmke.net matthew

    The new theme is wonderful! Good job.

  • http://www.jedimoose.org mrben

    Looks really nice. Very slick and professional – not sure it suits you :P Not very metal either ;)

    Still – like it.

  • http://bas-r.nl bas

    Finally the background loads a lot quicker! Good job Jono, keep up the good work.

  • http://nancib.wordpress.com/ BostonPeng

    Very nice! Thanks for going with a smaller page header. It got pretty annoying having to scroll down while reading your posts in Evolution, as well as in Thunderbird when I was using it. That upper image was just too big for my RSS readers, but this one works like a charm.

  • jono

    Woo! Now styled! :)

  • http://mattjones.me.uk garwaymatt

    Looks nice, what theme is it?

  • jono

    Its called Papercut from Woothemes – it is a premium WordPress theme that I have customised a fair bit.

  • jono

    Yeah a few people told me the header was getting really annoying. Glad this is an improvement, Peng. :)

  • http://www.ibloviate.org Jer Lance

    I’m a big fan of the new layout, and now RSS is coming through brilliantly on my reader.

  • http://andrewski.net Andrew Conkling

    What plugin are you using for threaded comments?

  • jono

    Hey Andrew,

    It is part of WordPress 2.7 now. :)

  • http://andrewski.net Andrew Conkling

    Holy cow, you’re right! I completely missed that!

  • http://opentrends.org ranjan datta

    What not use an open avatar format. http://pavatar.com/ instead of proprietary gravtaar