Tuesday, July 9, 2019

The Typosphere... now for your pocket-typewriter

Hello everyone -- back when Google redid the layout system and backgrounds, the old format I'd set up here got  transferred over by some kind of Blogger voodoo. If you're reading this on a phone or other narrow screen, you may not notice any difference, but all the parts that used to be over there 👉 can now be found way down there 👇

Figuring that we're nearly into a new decade of the 21st century, we could stand for a mild makeover every five years or so. Also: I've have finally, begrudgingly embraced emojis. So as far as this blog goes, I'm not even ten years behind the times.

Type on, good people, type on.


Joe V said...

I’m not seeing the Typosphere blog roll on the right side. Is there another link?

mpclemens said...

I tucked it down lower: basically slid everything that was on the side underneath the main posts, so now the page looks like:

* recent posts
* popular posts
* blog archive
* resource pages
* the blogroll <===
* subscribe by feed and email

Reordering is easy if this is a bad structure. Blogger just jammed everything into two, very skinny columns which forced me to reach for my glasses. ;-)

Ted said...

hmmn, perhaps an informal poll of opinions on the change - I'm personally used to being here on a nice widescreen browser and prefer the links where they were. Phone users pipe up if you prefer the new style. (:

Bill M said...

I just view it on my phone in webview so I can zoom and see the blogroll and other things. Bloggers autoformatting for phones is nearly as bad as Webs. I quit my websites hosted by Webs due to how they butchered the format. It is difficult to format for a normal computer monitor and have the same on pocket devices. I fond the same problems on most every site when I want to use my phone. Best practice is to mirror the major site to a minor site for mobile devices. I did that when I had my sites on GoDaddy. It is not 100% as search engines just pick whichever URL has the most hits so I had links to the proper site to help alleviate user frustration. Then I got too cheap to pay for web hosting and have only been using blogger the past year or so.

I do like your new format. I no longer need to zoom webview for most things.

Mike A. said...

I like this just fine. I would suggest to remove outdated posts on the top list because they take up a lot of real estate. Lots of scrolling to get to the meat of it. I would also request some color changes. Brown on brown on brown makes old eyes very tired. Nothing to flashy or loud, just different colors.

Martha Lea said...

I do prefer the two columns and just zooming in when I’m on my phone. I like to see who’s posted something new at a glance, but maybe that’s down to habit and laziness :D

JanetLand said...

It would be nice if there was a link at the top to "jump" down to the blog roll easily, instead of scrolling scrolling scrolling.

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