As you know, Life with Arie is a relatively new project of mine, and less than a year old, though it feels like ages since our first post. Arie herself is only two, so as Arie and I get to know each other as she grows up, I’m also getting to know WordPress, my blog, and the behind the scenes workings of the web as time progresses.
We’ve recently been making some changes to the layout of the blog, the content of the sidebars, and now to the site itself. Here are just a few of things we’ve done to alter things:
- I’ve added a new scrolling bar to help you share posts, with an amazing widget called DiggDigg. When you click on the post title, you’ll go to the page for that individual post. There you’ll find a sidebar that will scroll with you as you read with sharing buttons to help you share content from Life with Arie more easily and faster.
- We’ve added our affiliations and blog awards to our left sidebar (Join me at BarkWorld!), as well as a few more names to our blogroll. I’ve also added a picture of myself to the right sidebar; this is not out of narcissism, but instead so you can see who you’re reading.
- I’ve added an Examiner Articles tab to our navigation bar, so that you can see my content on that website as wall. On that page you’ll find links to all of my Examiner posts, as well as a helpful link if you decide you want to be an Examiner as well!
- After I added the new Examiner tab, the header that I slaved over was no longer wide enough to fill my page. At the same time, the old one looked fuzzy when you viewed it, and I didn’t care for that effect, so I’ve created a new one with a few changes. I’ve updated my subtitle, and added a photo of the cats–Really, who could leave out such sweet faces?
While these are all simple changes, I hate when people update their sites with no explanation, leaving you to wonder where everything is. While most of these changes don’t effect navigation, I wanted to give you a heads up out of courtesy, and to also ask you… What do you think?