Here it is, folks!
Randomology.org is four months old, which in internet years means it should be off to preschool soon. There are a lot of changes, most obviously in the main banner and size of the page, so here’s a quick rundown.
-The site layout is now optimized for wide-screen monitors. If you still have a regular, squarish monitor, it won’t be too disruptive. You’ll just miss out on the ads running I use to whore myself out that run on the right side.
-The Featured Articles banner on the top will show the last ten posts, or you can scroll down and see every post, including news.
-Main articles will still appear on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. However, Tuesday and Thursday will be short posts where I share some breaking stories, links, videos, and anything floating around the internet that I think fits the site. Saturday will have a short rundown of updates on the week’s stories, any changes, corrections, and major news. For example, this Wednesday I’m writing the Epilogue to the “Texas Will Make Your Kids Stupid” articles. If anything happens between then and Saturday, I’ll update you.
-There is now a forum up and running. I’ll put up new categories as new articles come up. The left-hand side has a box that shows the latest forum activity.
-If you have a video, link, story, or something you’d like for me to know and you don’t really want to post it in the comments, drop a message off at the new contact form. It’s quick, it’s easy, and you’re done in less time than it took for me to embed this link.
-The left-side bar now has a poll section. I’ll put a new poll every week, typically something to do with breaking news or an article.
-Subscribing is now easier. You can follow through Facebook, Twitter, Digg, Reddit, or subscribe to the RSS feed through Feedburner. The right-hand side also has a handy email alert system if you’d like email notifications of new content.
-Every post has a “Share” button at the bottom to make it easier to re-post articles on Facebook,Twitter, and other social sites (wink wink).
-Every post also has a short list of relevant, related articles at the bottom
As always, I welcome comments, criticism, and any feedback you wish to offer. And if you like the site and read it often, tell your friends about it.
Or we start executing hostages!