As some of you may have noticed, the theme on Digital Notions has been completely overhauled! While the individual pages might not look too much different, the homepage is completely different as you can see from the image of the old theme below!
I’m still perfecting some of the details, but the new theme offers a much better user interface (I believe) and will hopefully not limit the future growth of this site. I’m trying to focus more on the articles and devote less time to messing around with the code behind ever single post. I’m also hoping that I’ve improved the comment interface so hopefully, it will be easier to leave your thoughts.
For those who haven’t noticed, I have slowly been updating the theme for DigitalNotions.net. The last theme had been around about a year and frankly, was starting to become a bit dated with regards to the latest blogging and social media trends. But don’t worry! I won’t change things too much. I’m committed to providing useful content though that too may shift a little bit as well — allowing me to write more posts about a wider variety of things.
To start with, I have now joined the ranks of Twitter. In the top right corner of the page is an option to follow me, or simply click here: follow me on Twitter. I will be posting all sorts of info, but most importantly, I’ll be posting whenever I add a new page. Feel free to reply or re-tweet if you are so inclined!
I’ve also upgraded my RSS feed to FeedBurner. This decision was made easy for me when I had a problem setting up the built-in WordPress feed to allow me any sort of metrics with regards to number of subscribers, etc. This type of data will be useful so I know how popular certain content is which will in turn, enable me to provide more good content — or at least that’s the theory.
The final updates have occurred under the hood. I’ve redesigned a couple plugins and some of my PHP code to hopefully, make things a bit easier to maintain. Again, these updates were to hopefully save me some time with administrative tasks to allow me more time to write posts.
The updates are far from over, but I’m going to be phasing them in slowly so as not to cause any undue problems for people! If anything looks weird with this site or you have problems accessing anything, please leave a comment or contact me.
The good news is that all of this WordPress development is giving me a bunch of new things to blog about! Watch for these updates in future posts!
I found out recently that perhaps my RSS feed wasn’t doing what I had hoped. Therefore, I’m not using FeedBurner to publish my RSS feed, which will hopefully give me more insight into who is reading my blog, as well as allow for a consistent and correct feed!
For those of you who haven’t subscribed yet, go ahead! Subscribe!
I’d love to ask those of you who have subscribed if the feed seems to be working correctly, but if it isn’t, they probably aren’t getting this update. Hmm… Somewhat of a conundrum! So ya, let me know either way if possible!
It was to my dismay that I found that my photo galleries weren’t displaying properly for those with Microsoft Internet Explorer. Fortunately, my articles here and the main slideshow page were working. To those who were frustrated by this, I truly apologize.
They are again working properly and I have begun to upload photos as I have the chance. Many of these are available as stock photographs through my Alamy gallery, and professional prints are available directly through my gallery for those interested.
If anyone has any problems with any part of this site, by all means leave a comment here or let me know!
Well. That was fun.
As much as I try to let my blog live peacefully in it’s own little world, I really felt that the latest WordPress update was worthwhile. Some of the security patches affected my site so I decided to go for it.
Thankfully, the WordPress site gave good directions here.
So… if there are any odd issues with the site, please drop me a comment and let me know!