It seems there are always some ways to improve this site. There is a reason why I introduce these site changes in small busts: I try my best to focus all my efforts on making the content on this site better, so once in a while if I have some free time, I try to update the visual and background aspects of this site. I hope the content has gotten only better in the last few months. Please let me know if it has not [ ], and I will try even harder.
There are four main changes in this site update: shorter site name, new logo, updated links, and related articles and tags.
- Site name shorter and clearer
The first change is the name of the site itself. I have reduced it from “The Reasoner dot Com” to “The Reasoner“; it is simpler that way and more appropriate. I thought about this change because of what I wrote before about doing things simply because others did it. Please let me know what you think.
- New logo in progress
You may already noticed an interesting change on the site: a new logo. It is very simple, and I like it. I will work on it more or have work done on it a bit in order to make it more interesting when it comes to colors, though it already looks great in my view. What do you think? Please feel free to let me know if you do not like it. It is a logo at this time and not more important than you, so if you do not like something about it, I would be more than happy to make the logo suffer in order to make you happy.
- Related articles and tags
The third small change you may have noticed for a while is the “Related articles” area and tags for every post. “Related articles” show you related articles, of course, that you may find interested and related in some manner to the current post you are reading. Tags are like keywords which you can click to find other posts that share the same tags/keywords, in order to find more posts revolving around those same keywords. Try it for this post; you should see the tag “updates” below this post and also a list of related articles that you may find interesting. Following is a picture to show you what such areas would look like:
- Dead links removed
I have been going around the different links I have on my site, and have removed several links because they do not work anymore. Such domain names either expired or got bought by spamming sites which now show a dozen pop-ups on those domain names. If I removed your link by accident, please let me know and I will put the link back up. If I have not yet linked to you, simply let me know and I will try my best to include it in the links section.
Possible future updates and upgrades
If you have any suggestions for future changes, or any suggestions or comments about anything on the site right now, please let me know. Following are five changes I am considering in the near future:
- I may change some of the color systems around the site soon. “To what?” you ask; I do not know at this moment.
- I would also like to incorporate some white space into the header above, though I like the tone of blue that is currently displayed on the top of this page.
- I may revise the logo and the site coloring system a bit, though it should not be much different.
- The right hand sidebar may go through a little bit simplification process also, removing things that may be too cluttering.
- Last thing that I can think of is to incorporate Ronald’s Feed Styler plugin that can allow me to change the design/style of my RSS feeds.
This change can be considered a revision to the last one, v 0.9. The numbering system is a random system I chose in order to make it easier for both myself and you to keep track of changes. The latest change is v 0.94 . Once I have the above possible upgrades in place, I will consider the site updates to have reached v 1.
You can count on the content quality being improved daily!
Content on this site is something that I try to improve every day. Site updates happen from time to time when I want to take a break from working on content, as focusing your efforts on something all the time without taking a break will result in the freshness in your content disappearing.
Thank you for visiting my site and reading this post. I really appreciate your visit and your comments, and I appreciate all the interaction I have with you via e-mail, text and instant messages also. I have come this far because of your support, and I am hoping I can keep on going farther and farther in this blogging adventure with you. If you have any questions or suggestions, please leave a comment below or e-mail me. I like getting e-mails from you and I like replying to your e-mails also, so do not feel scared typing out that e-mail to me. Unless I forget, I answer all e-mails and comments, by the way.