Posts filed under “Weblogs”

Update: Redesign, Adverts

Over the past few months, I mentioned a few times that I was overdue to replace this aging  four year old layout. I wanted something faster, cleaner, and more modern.

I really like the way the new design is coming together. The main body part is a neat solution to the issue of the old school Tab design. The idea behind tabs was a) to keep the slower loading video, flash and non investing posts, as well as other people’s writings, in a separate area. It worked, but its less than ideal. The newer design language works simply and beautifully.

I am still wrestling with what the header will look like, and whether to keep my TBP logo and/or tag line. And a background — what do I do with that?

Anyway, I like the way this is developing, and should be ready in a few weeks.

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Second, you may have noticed a variety of new ads running. I am introducing a new ad network into the mix that has a heavier emphasis on financially related advertisers. It will take a few weeks for their algos to get a read of our content and become more contextual.

You may also be seeing a lot of Google Adsense adverts, especially all those Romney and Obama adverts. The nice thing about Adsense from a reader perspective is you can mute any advertisement — that grey box in the top right of each ad will kill any ad.

I despise the text ads — they are not only ugly, they are a compliance headache. I expect they will go the way of the dodo sooner rather than later.

Category: Weblogs

Blog Redesign Update

I mentioned last month that I was getting ready to do a major update to the site. I’m now working through the second iteration of the design concept. So far, we’ve gotten rid of the Tabs and most of the clutter. The color scheme and design language are still being worked through. Some of the…Read More

Category: Weblogs

The Ridiculous Comment

Lately, there’s been an uptick in a specific type of foolishness, and I wanted to address it: The ridiculous comment. You don’t see too many of them around these parts, because I simply don’t allow them. I really don’t care what your views are about global warming or the CRA or what really happened on 9/11. If you…Read More

Category: Weblogs

Blog Redesign: Ideas Wanted

Its hard to imagine, but its been nearly 4 years since the present design of this blog was created and the switch over to WordPress occurred (October 2008). I am getting itchy for a new look (its time to move past this Web 1.0 tab based layout). I have a few ideas with this redesign:…Read More

Category: Weblogs

Yeah! Site is Back Up

Seems that the site was spotty most of the afternoon — a snippet of code from Halogen Networks was hanging everything up. The updating of Tabs content seems to be fixed now as well. (Right hand column seems to be taking forever to load though). I need a better web structure that is more stable…Read More

Category: Weblogs

100,000,000 Visits

Holy shnikes! Invictus texted me this morning to tell me the site is about to eclipse 100,000,000 visits! If you got to Sitemeter, you will note that its set at 99,065,084 visits, plus 939,781 visitors from before joining Site Meter on November 9, 2004, along with 126,288,501 page views. That is insane . . ….Read More

Category: Web/Tech, Weblogs

Parts of TBP Site Not Updating

Hey all, Some of you have noticed that the site is not updating the Weekend, ThinkTank, Video or Bookshelf tabs automatically. You can go directly to any post if you have the link (i.e, from Twitter), but not via the four Tabs uptop. This is a glitch caused by a crash 2 weeks ago —…Read More

Category: Weblogs

The Power Of WordPress

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Category: Data Analysis, Weblogs

How To Create Financial Content

How To Make Financial ContentP Joshua M Brown Reformed Broker ~~~~ Everyone’s writing something in the financial media these days but some of you people need a refresher on the basics of composition.  Depending on for whom or what you are writing, this should be the only guide you need to get it right: How…Read More

Category: Financial Press, Humor, Weblogs

Cache Issue

I have been noticing some issues lately with the site — you may have too. Some posts are not showing up on the main page right away after publishing. Many of the comments that people are telling me they cannot see I watch from the WordPress Dashboard — I can see they have been published,…Read More

Category: Web/Tech, Weblogs