Restructuring The Website To Make The Journal More Prominent

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100 blog posts in 100 days challengeAs I said in a previous post one of the trends I hate about current websites is the absolute adherence to having constantly revolving images on the front page.

I just find it annoying.

I think people do it just because everybody else is doing it, so they think they need to do it.

That's why I did it on my site. But I don't like it.

So now I have demoted it down the page. At last! I've been wanting to do that for a while.

And my excuse?

Well I want to beef up my experiment with on site SEO. I'm keeping this journal everyday, which is keeping the Journal page fresh, but what about the front page?

So I've put 'teaser' text and links to the articles very prominently at the top of the front page. And the horrible carousel has been pushed down the page.

( Which, by the way, is very easy to do with MODX, which is why it's my content management system of choice)

Lets see if that has any effect.

The web developer's time-sheet

Today's efforts

8 hours 20 minutes Coding, coding coding
1 hour 9 minutes Restructuring this website as mentioned above
27 minutes Hootsuite and it's distractions
9 minutes Email

Total:

Great day to day, lots of problems solved, issues ironed out and progress made.

Exercise: Great 10 mile run, except I swallowed a fly.

Tomorrow: More coding planned, but less running (and no fly eating I hope)

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Mike Nuttall

Author: Mike Nuttall

Mike has been web designing, programming and building web applications in Leeds for many years. He founded Onsitenow in 2009 and has been helping clients turn business ideas into on-line reality ever since. Mike can be followed on Twitter and has a profile on Google+.

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