A New Look

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Tim Higgins

  • The overall look is simpler, with the the little ad and other boxes moved to the right column. Story teaser graphics have been enlarged to make things more visually interesting. The latest stories are listed with new stories added to the top and dated, so you can see at a glance what’s new.

  • Instead of having to navigate to each section to see what the most read stories are, you can now use the tabbed Most Read box that appears on each page.

  • Section navigation is up at the top of the page. Mousing over the bar drops down a menu where you can go directly to sub-sections. The drop-down is better than the last one, which drove me crazy too when I was trying to select right-most menu items.

  • Clicking on a section link (Wireless, NAS, etc) takes you to a section landing page with an updated look. This is where you want to go to get an overview of what’s new in each section. Articles are listed newest first.

  • Also up at the top of the page is the Login / Tools button. Click it to gain access to the Login box if you’re already a registered user. Or if you’re not, the Register link is there, too.

    On the left hand side you’ll find six icons. The first three allow you to choose the page width format:Narrow (800px); Wide (1024 px – the default); or Auto. You might need to switch to Auto when using the Wireless Charts, since some of the tables get pretty wide. The last three let you bump the font size up and down or reset it to the default setting.

  • One of my resolutions is to post more regularly in the Blog. But the truth is, I don’t, so I’ve moved that link below the Home menu. I’m still open to guest bloggers, so drop me a note if you want to try that out.

I’m still settling in and may not have worked all of the kinks out of the new format. So if you see something funky, or have a suggestion for a change, just drop me a note.

As always, I’m glad that you’re here and want to make the time you spend at SmallNetBuilder as useful as possible. Thanks for continuing to make SmallNetBuilder the best place on the net for small networkers everywhere!

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