Spring housecleaning

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I’ve just changed the “look” of this blog drastically, something that WordPress makes it easy to do. Scroll down and you will see the same blog posts that were here yesterday, including my notes on the “Appalachian Hathaway” purchase of the Roanoke Times, my discovery that one 1950s actor was very busy in newspaper-related movies, and my notes on the dubious distinction of being named one of the top-50 journalism professors in the country, just as I was leaving my teaching job.

This new layout allows me to use longer, more specific menu headings at the top of the page, and a background graphic that the page shares with my Stepno.com home page.

At least for the moment, the new design sacrifices the landscape photo that used to stretch across the top of the page. And I’ve reorganized the menus, giving my collection of notes on Classic Newspaper Movies (many with video players) better display, and giving my WordPress tips a clearer title and a menu of their own.

In exchange, the layout promises to be more “Responsive” (that’s the name of the theme) on other devices, so I’ll be testing it with a phone and a couple of tablets.

Let me know if it works better for you, or if you’re already tired of the green plaid.

mild-mannered reporter who fell deeper into computers and the Web during three trips through graduate school in the 1980s and 1990s, then began teaching journalism, media studies and Web production, most recently as a faculty member at Radford University.

Posted in 2013, WordPress

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