Sunday, September 24, 2017
Blogging

What I Hope You Like Best About the New Blog Design

If you’re reading this post somewhere other than the actual blog, I hope you’ll click through to see the new blog design.

For a while now, I’ve been contemplating a new blog design for this site.

It wasn’t that I disliked the old design, but it was just that I felt there might be a better way to do what I wanted to do: spotlight the varied categories I write about here at Patrick’s Place.

I don’t delude myself for a moment into thinking that everyone who reads this blog is interested in all the topics I write about.

I know that some people are grammar enthusiasts as I am, and like to see what I have to say on that topic. For others, my posts about faith may be of more interest. And there are some who tend to come more often for my posts about blogging than any other topic.

So what I wanted to make sure I had in a blog design was one that let me feature the categories in a prominent way.

For desktop users, this new design features a floating vertical menu in the upper left where the categories are always on display. (For mobile users, the menu icon is at the top left and you can access the categories there.)

Hovering over the categories shows you the most recent posts in those categories and also the most prominent tags within those categories.

There are a few random glitches that I’m still trying to correct with the help of the site’s developer, Brian McCulloh, who did a bit of custom work for me.

In any case, I invite you to check out the categories in the menu and browse to your heart’s content. Let me know if you run into any glitches and I’ll add them to the “fix list.” 

Which category of posts are you most eager to read?

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Patrick
Patrick is a Christian with more than 26 years experience in professional writing, producing and marketing. His professional background also includes social media, reporting for broadcast television and the web, directing, videography and photography. He enjoys getting to know people over coffee and spending time with his dog.