“Pardon our progress”

2009 February 26
by David J. Ringer

I’ve always thought that those “pardon our progess” signs in stores and airports were insufferably smug. So you won’t be getting any insincere apologies from me. What am I talking about? Well, I decided it was time to revamp Search and Serendipity’s interface. I hadn’t made any significant improvements in two years, and that’s a long time in computer years. I found a great theme (Vigilance) and took the plunge tonight. Things may look a little wonky for the next few days, but I’m working on it.

If you have any feedback, let me know. One thing I’ve done is to double the size of images in new posts (example). Let me know if this eats your screen alive or clogs your intertubes. Or if you think it’s awesome.

OK, can anybody tell I’ve been staring at a screen for far too long?

Birds today: Harris’s Sparrow and Field Sparrow at the library but no Wild Turkey (!?) that a friend reported yesterday. Monk Parakeets and White-winged Doves around the apartment.

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8 Responses
  1. February 26, 2009

    Being of a certain ocular age, I like the bigger photos!

    OK, why am I commenting at this hour? Oh, yeah–I have a plane to catch.

  2. February 26, 2009

    HAHA, speaking of wild turkeys…We went riding at the Grasslands on Sunday, and we had just parked the trailer and unloaded when we saw 3 turkeys coming up the road towards us. One male and 2 hens. The male was showing off his plumage. Anyway, we all said “Quick, get a picture of the “wild” turkeys! But the turkeys kept on coming straight toward us, and we had to eventually conclude that they were tame turkeys. They seemed to be begging for food. We chased them away multiple times, and they kept coming right back. Well, the horses didn’t know what to think about potentially wild turkeys, so they danced around, and one of them broke a lead rope while trying to escape from the “wild” killer turkeys. I never thought a turkey would be a threat to my well-being.

  3. February 26, 2009

    Love the new look! The larger photos are a nice touch also.

  4. February 26, 2009

    Looks great!

  5. David J. Ringer permalink*
    February 26, 2009

    @thainamu: Have a good trip! Hope you find some nice birds while you’re out there too.

    @TANK: Wow, that’s pretty wild. I can honestly say I’ve never been attacked by a turkey….

    @MaineBirder and Patrick: Thanks!

  6. February 26, 2009

    The new theme is marvelous, David, especially the larger photos. Hope you’re not suffering through too many kinks…

  7. February 26, 2009

    Doggone it! I should have added the rotating banner image is my favorite improvement. That’s something I always like: a dynamic welcome to start each page.

    • David J. Ringer permalink*
      February 26, 2009

      Cool, thanks, glad you like it. :) I intend to add new images periodically; I put up 16 to get started.

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