We are getting closer!
See the latest version of the redesign here.
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Please give us your reactions. We are getting closer to being done, so we are looking at refinements rather than big changes.
I know some wish we could leave things as is, but the current template is a kludge to replicate a Blogger template, and the kludge actually hurts us in a big way in where we show up in Google searches. That has implications in terms of that mysterious quality “influence” and eyeballs! Plus I hate the current ugly right column. So this fixup really was necessary.
One thing I am very concerned about is having the site be at least as readable as it is now. I had Kristin replicate everything EXACTLY regarding how the fonts display which means they should render the same way they do now (except the default sequencing, so some of you will get Calibri rather than Arial). I know some of you were finding the type smaller and thus harder to read. If for some bizarre reason you are still having trouble with rendering, we could implement a feature that would allow you to adjust font size of the text for Naked Capitalism only (as opposed to changing text size in your browser).
Other known issues:
1. We asked for the header bar to be less demanding visually. It still looks too prominent to me. If you agree, that means the fix is probably either to go to another color or use black lines, white field, and dark letter for the navigation items in the header bar.
2. I’m still not sure re the tagline (we need a tagline to satisfy Google gods). “Money laid bare” is too short. Taglines are supposed to be six to nine words. Taglines are supposed to be accurate but more specific and more braggadocio are a good things. “Money laid bare – commentary on finance, economics, politics, power” might work but that actually seems awkward. Suggestions appreciated!
3. The Tip Jar “please give” sentence needs to be one line only. It probably becomes “Please donate to support our work”. Any better ideas?
We also now need to come up with text for the header bar items! Aiee!
Thanks for your patience and suggestions!