November 7, 2004
We've Been Making Some Improvements
I've done a lot of work on ShyCloud.com recently, although not much of it is visible unless you look a little deeper than the front page. Some things that do show are the Categories at the bottom of each article, as well as the number of entries following the names and months that are listed in the Categories and Archives menus on the right side of the front page.
In a beneath-the-surface change, if you click on one of those Categories or months now, you will find an index of the relevant articles with short excerpts from each one, to help you decide which entries you'd like to read. Previously, clicking on a Category or month would bring you every article ever published in it all at once! That became too much to handle as the Categories grew, so I decided to use excerpts instead.
On a financial note, we've joined the Google AdSense program and we've begun putting Google ads on our pages. We'll try to keep them to a minimum, but we really do need people to start looking at those ads, because every click on one of them will mean a few cents coming our way to help pay the expenses of keeping ShyCloud.com alive! So if something about one of the ads does interest you, please do give it a click, for our sake!
I've also been scouring the web for a great guestbook, and I think I've found one I like. I'll be testing it over the next fews days, and if I decide it's the one we want, I'll install it soon.