The New Design Is Up!

Posted By Ben Goulding, 7 September, 2009 | permalink

Okay guys, so if you follow me on twitter @pigjockey, you may (or may not) have noticed that I’ve been working on a new design for the site, and here it is!

It’s completely different from the previous look. It’s cleaner, faster-loading and with a bunch of new features.

Starting from the top, there’s still a search feature so you can browse entries from the archives, however this works through Google now. Moving down, on the sidebar, I’ve kept the RSS/Twitter/Facebook/email subscription links, so please feel free to check them out. Still on the sidebar, there are three little tabs for you to check out recent posts, browse by category or browse the archives by month.

A completely new feature I’ve added is the calendar. If you missed a day, you can click on the link to that individual date and you’ll be presented with all the posts from that day.

Then we come to recent comments. These recent comments are more detailed than the previous ones, so if you make a comment, you’ll be seeing your name and comment there. Just below the recent comments is a tag cloud, so you can browse by tags. The more popular the tag, the bigger it’s font.

You’ll probably have noticed the small “share” button below each post entry. If you hover over, or click it, you’ll see a list of options including email, print and various social media which you can use to share that post. I really appreciate you guys spreading the word whenever you can! Let’s let people know about Pig Jockey.

So that’s just about it. Hopefully you’ll check out all the new features and if you stumble across any errors or problems with the site, I’d be grateful if you could contact me.

Thanks guys.

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Comments
Asswass September 7, 2009

What happened to the pig???? I like the theme Ben but I think you need a cool header with a cool logo. Try to get it with a contest or start a thread in Digital Point Forum offering no more than $20.

Ben Goulding September 8, 2009

Ah yes, I saw Benjamincip doing something like that, although I wanted to keep it simplistic and content-focussed. I suppose finding that balance between simple and “dull” is key. I’ll look into the banner situation. Thanks for your input Alfredo.

Matt - Zero 2 Hero September 10, 2009

Nah ,skip the header. The smaller logo allows for a nicely placed ad. Instead maybe a tweak in the logo to allow for some piggishness, and perhaps a splash of color in the navigation bar.

Otherwise a very professional streamlined design.

Ben Goulding September 10, 2009

Hey Matt. What do you think about the nav bar? Currently I’ve got hover effects. Would you like to see a different color text/nav border/effects? Let me know. Thanks.

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