I haven’t posted much this week, as I’ve been working intently on getting the new site design ready for the MACUL conference in two weeks. I’m not sure why I’m so nervous about it, but I just had a dream that I was late and unprepared for my presentation.
My parents had to go and explain why I was late to the 3 people that had shown up for my presentation, which made me feel like I was back in grade school. Needless to say, my brain is telling me to clear the dust off of this construction project and my presentation and get back to blogging about technology in the classroom. Before I do however…..
What do you think? How does the new design look, and please be honest. My main goal was to have the forum remain highly visible, but also bring more prominence to the categories. I had planned on getting the archives up as well (at least by date and not just the one link on the left), but I’m still unsure about it. I do have a few more minor changes to make like the color of text, links (I really thing I enjoyed that blue over the dark grey), and size of the font (I think it’s a bit too small now and a bit difficult to read). I also had a little fun last night creating the new “Fresh Links” button to try and highlight that feature of the site. All in all I think I’ve managed to incorporate some of the fixes people have sent me over the past few months, while still maintaining the overall appeal of the site. Or am I completely blinded and this new design needs some serious re-thinking? Please, blast away as I’m more concerned about this site being functional than beautiful. Sure, I still want it to look nice, but not at the expense of navigability and delivering the content.