I’ve made some changes to the Squash Source layout. It’s been a while since I updated the theme. There could be many things that are broken, so don’t get too used to it, as I may need to roll things back or make ongoing updates if there are too many problems!
I got kind of bogged down in all the coding and it ended up dragging on and interfering with other projects so my theory is to put it live and then fix things on the fly. We’ll see how that goes. It’s probably the tech equivalent of being really tired on court and deciding to go for nicks.
My goal with this update is:
- Make the front page more dynamic. Less like Wikipedia and more like a newspaper (the Squashington Post?). I’ve started linking to the blog posts from the front page. Recent comments are also directly on the front page (versus in a sidebar). And soon I’ll be adding a list of my latest YouTube videos to the front page.
- Make the site faster.
- Remove ads. Partially to make it faster, and partially because I read an article a couple months ago about ad-tracking that alarmed me.
- Make my own WordPress theme for the Genesis framework. This is sort of a personal goal but also allows me more control over the layout.
- Find a new location for the search box. For now you can visit the /search/ page
- Improve how the comments look on mobile
- Maybe add some more images back to the home page. For now I’m liking the sparse look (also it’s faster-loading)