Every couple months I get ancy when it comes to my website(s). I constantly want to tweak them, to undo some unclear inferiority no one has even commented on. And right about now I’m due for some ancy fiddling, only this time I’d like your thoughts.
First, the format. As you’ve surely decyphered by now, despite being a blog, I abandoned the typical blog format during the last re-design in favor of a 1 x Blog Post, 2 X Review last-in, first-out format. I like it, I think it looks good, but I think I’m going to go back to a standard, single column posting schema. If I do, I’ll certainly do my best to implement some kind of categorical visual distinction between plain posts and reviews. Not that the title won’t give it away, but I’m kind of bored with the whole single column diddy seen on every. single. website. on the internet.
Second, the DVD guides. I believe I’ve asked this in the past, but does anyone even care about the DVD handling on this website? Even if you don’t, I’ll keep doing it solely because it forces me to keep fresh on what is available. However, I’m leaning towards abandoning the whole Calendar (sorry Chris) and reverting to the more contiguous, actual guide type I did in all of ’07. Any thoughts on that? Does anyone need the commentary or does purely listing the DVDs satisfy all hypothetical needs?
Third, commenting. I’m toying with the idea of adding member registration to the site. Haven’t fully explored it yet, but does the idea of having a more user controlled side to things appeal to anyone? Even if I do open up registration, I won’t make it mandatory. It’ll just let regulars have avatars etc…
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