Well, I guess the cat is out of the bag with regard to our plans for redesign. While you can get a pretty good idea of where we’re going, the site is nowhere near done.
Up at the top, where the photos are revolving, you’ll see the featured articles. Down below, you’ll see the “News and Views” section, where you’ll find all of the pieces that you normally see. Generally, after the Featured Commentary has run its course at the top, the piece will be moved down to News and Views. In between it all, you’ll see a selection of A.R. Essentials, and you’ll see some shorter Assigned Reading pieces. I agonized about how best to organize everything, and this is what I came up with. Expect it to change.
I know it will take some getting used to. Believe me, there’s a WHOLE LOT of “getting used to” on my end — the old site was a lot easier to maintain. Also, there are some bugs that I need to look into, among them the fact that all old links to articles at AR do not work. This includes the links to all articles by a specific contributor, though I think that can be fixed soon.
Anyway, there will be some adjusting on all sides. We intended to do this all along during my break from school. The outage we experienced for the past few days, though, really forced my hand.
I hope you understand, and I hope you continue to come to AR for commentary and such.
In case there are no new posts until I have things set up over the next few days — have a wonderful, merry Christmas.