Souped-Up Chassis, More Horsepower

If you’ve visited this blog before, you might be doing a double-take.

The Web Services team here at the Library (who are doing some simply amazing things) has given the blog a fresher look and new functionality. First, there’s a cleaner, more aesthetic look to it, and I like how the collections are now highlighted in the banners.

In the sidebar, we’ve added links to our archives.  Hard to believe we’ve been at this for more than two years now!  There’s also a new box called “Find Us on the Web,” which links to the growing number of social-media sites on which we have a presence.

Among other changes, they’ve upgraded to the newest version of WordPress, which makes it a lot easier for us to bring posts to you.  And “under the hood,” there’s one especially significant change: The new back-end supports multiple users, which means the door is now open to additional blogs on LOC.gov.

I usually don’t show any ankle, but I’m excited to report that the Library has approved the addition of a second blog!  I won’t give any more away than that for now, but it will be launching soon, and I want to give it its full due at that time.  But I think you’ll enjoy it.

So what do you think of the changes?

6 Comments

  1. Claire Lenenski
    June 26, 2009 at 2:50 pm

    The make-over paid off – I’m very impressed. I’m waiting in anticipation for more hints on this second blog business, too. I’m sure it will be well worth the wait!

    – Claire
    http://grantstomb.wordpress.com

  2. Denise Olson
    June 26, 2009 at 5:54 pm

    Looks great Matt! I’m looking forward to more focus on the collections and another voice to help tell the stories.

  3. Chris Samuel
    June 26, 2009 at 11:09 pm

    I usually read via RSS feed so I don’t remember what the old site looked like, but yes, this looks pretty good!

    One minor issue though is the fact it’s a fixed width theme, it’s not good on my wide screen monitor as I end up with about 2/3rds of the width being white space.

  4. John
    June 27, 2009 at 7:51 am

    Looks very great

  5. Justin Thorp
    June 27, 2009 at 4:23 pm

    Looks great Matt!

  6. Claire Lenenski
    July 20, 2009 at 7:06 pm

    The make-over paid off – I’m very impressed. I’m waiting in anticipation for more hints on this second blog business, too. I’m sure it will be well worth the wait!

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