A slight change of style

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I'm experimenting with a slightly different way of presenting blog entries. Unless the entry is really short, you'll just see a lead paragraph on the home page, followed by a link to the full story. The link will take you right to the point in the story where you left off. This change will make it easier for you to scan quickly and see what's been posted since your last visit. It will also give me a better idea of which stories attract the most interest, and might teach me to write more compelling leads. Let me know what you think about it. And if you've got other thoughts on the appearance and organization of BatesLine, you're encouraged to express your opinion in a comment on this entry.

4 Comments

Steven said:

Will this affect folks that donít use the main page?

steven said:

Or the navigation links at the top of every story?

It doesn't have any effect on the individual entry pages. A "Continue reading" link on the home page actually takes you to the individual entry page, and puts you at the point where you left off, but you can scroll up and read the whole entry as well as see the navigation links to previous and next entries.

There also shouldn't be any impact on people reading BatesLine with RSS readers.

At some point I may implement the "unfold/fold back up" capability that some Movable Type blogs have, which allows you to read the rest of the story without leaving the main page.

Mark said:

I like what you have done so far, I would also like the fold and unfold where we can stay on the main page.

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