You may have noticed that our web site has been changed around slightly. We have reorganized things a bit with the aim of making a slightly bigger deal out of our new weekly columns. We think they’re great, and we want to make sure you get to read them! We still consider our feature articles to be our most important offering, so we did a lot to make sure those weren’t neglected in the shuffle. Anyway, all this means is that you will now find the feature posts in the slideshow at the top and the sidebar. Meanwhile, columns will be regularly featured in the collage of images located under the features. All of this guarantees that all of the content we want you to see will greet you immediately when you load up the page – no scrolling down required. All of the content is also located below the fold, in the “All Posts” section.

Thanks so much for reading, and please let us know if you have any comments, concerns or thoughts!


  1. I like the idea of reorganizing in order to give better prominence to your weekly columns. I wrote down my thoughts on an image to show what I think might go even further to give your site a) better organization, b) strong prominence to your weeklies, and c) promote user interaction.

    Anything below the fold is stuff that only devoted will peruse so keeping features, weeklies, and recent comments above the fold should be priority. Hiding things behind clicks and scrolls diminishes a thing’s usefulness. For a while now I haven’t been able to keep up with where discussion is happening because I’d have to scroll down and then click Comments. Your current revision isn’t quite as bad but still requires a scroll to see where discussion is happening. The rolling Feature is confusing simply because if one doesn’t keep track, it would be easy to think that there’s no new feature (if one happens to look up and the displayed Feature is an old one). Also, the rolling feature animation can troll users by offering something they want to click on and then changing the article right before clicking, requiring either a Backspace or a Click.

  2. I really like this – I’m going to do most of it. The only complaint is that it only “Features” ONE featured article. Can you think of any way we could make the featured articles stand out more?

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