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New NoahBrier.com

Hey all. Just a quick heads up that I’ve cleaned up the old site a bit. For the vast majority of you this won’t matter, as you never visit the site and just read the RSS feed/email, but for those that do hopefully you like the new digs.

As always, if you run into anything that doesn’t behave, please let me know.

Here’s a quick rundown of the changes:

  1. Everything is in one big column: This was the big change. Basically I was tired of having two columns for my entries. Increasingly the quickies on the right were becoming the content of the site, but they weren’t getting enough love because people weren’t noticing them. This also takes a lot of pressure off me to keep the long-form entries flowing (which I’ve been totally terrible at lately).
  2. Thumbnail Stream: If you come over to the site you’ll see a bunch of thumbnails at the top. This is just a little script I wrote that goes out and grabs stuff from Flickr, Delicious & Tumblr, makes thumbnails for all and then posts them. Seemed like a nice way to drive to the other stuff I read around the web and add a bit of flare to the site.
  3. Right Sidebar: Now that I don’t have entries over on the right I had a bunch of space to work with. I’ll try to keep that side updated, but for now it’s a quick rundown of what this site is all about and will, in the future, include a bit of a blogroll. One big thing that’s not changing on the right is the comments on the entry pages. This is something that I’ve had on the site for a long time and I still believe is the best way to illustrate my belief that comments are as important as entries.

Well, I think that’s about it. Like I said, for most of you this won’t matter, but for those of you that visit, I hope you enjoy. I have not done a lot of cross-browser testing with the new design, so if you run into weirdness please just take a screenshot and send it over. Thanks.

May 8, 2010