New Homepage Design

July 05, 2005

screen shot of my homepage

I redesigned my homepage last week. My goal was to help readers find some of my older posts that may be interesting.

So to start, I added a prominent search box at the top left, I simply use google's search my site for this feature. I may end up switching to CFX_Google so that the search results will stay on my site.

Next I implemented a tag cloud using the most popular tags. Though I haven't tagged all my old entries yet you can use this to find any blog post I have written about coldfusion 7, for instance.

Below the tags I list the top rated entries on my site. These are picked via a democratic voting form found on each blog entry. I can also use this feature to find out what posts you don't like, though I won't feature those on the main page.

Under the top rated entries I list recent comments posted to my site.

Finally below that I make my RSS feed stand out, it can often be very difficult to find someone's rss feed.

I am considering adding randomly selected entries to the home page as well.

What do you think?

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Thought you'd like to know that the layout breaks in Opera
Trond, I just tested with Opera 8 on windows. Could you let me know what is breaking, and what version of Opera your using. Thanks
I just sent you a reply, with some screenshots, by email. I write here also mostly so others reading the blog would not think of me as a not responding kind'a guy ;)
hi, the page now looks really cool and easy to work with :) nice work

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