Some of the obvious stuff is a new popular posts section above the recent posts. These are generated automatically and change based on what other readers are reading. We’ve also better organized our search bar and social media icons.
Also the load time has greatly decreased due to us removing a bunch of junk and waste we didn’t need. Some of that junk you may notice is advertising. We’ve cut down from nearly 10 ads to only 2. To leverage the cost we’ve put in a floating header with a banner ad and a popular square ad on the right.
Although the floating header may bug you at first (since its a rare thing for any website) we’ve tested it with a controlled group of around 20 people and noticed that nearly all of them have stopped noticing within a few minutes. Also it is an easy way to get back to the home page.
We will be adding and testing new things in the near future so if you encounter any weird glitches we apologize in advance.
Oh…one more thing…the post pictures that have been done previous to this redesign had a much larger width and may look a little messed up now that we have less room. We will fix this EVENTUALLY but for now just try to bare with it.
If you have any constructive criticism (or compliments!) let us know in a polite way in the comments.