Welcome to iJamming! 2.0
So here it is, finally. After five years with the same logo and format, we present: the new-look iJamming!…
So what’s new about the new iJamming!? Well, if you’ve been even an occasional visitor these last five years, you’ll be fully aware that we’ve changed the the logo and pretty much everything else about the design. We all need a new look every now and then. But the main purpose behind the redesign is technical: we’ve jumped head-first into php code, which offers you the following wonderful options:
A new Search button finds all the posts that include your search term and loads their leading lines straight onto a new page. Click on the link at the top of that page to be taken to all inclusions of your search term in the old iJamming!
Really Simple Syndication allows readers a range of easy ways to access new posts from their preferred web sites. If, for example, you already have an account with a news aggregator like MyYahoo, MyMSN, Bloglines or Newsgator, just click on the relevant button underneath the ‘Subscribe’ bar at bottom right of this page and our new posts will automatically show up on your aggregator’s home page (along with those from your other chosen RSS-friendly web sites).
iJamming! headlines in Bloglines. Thanks to RSS, my own new iJamming!posts automatically find their way to my home page alongside those from, in this case The Guardian, New York Times and Wired.
You can copy and paste iJamming!’s RSS feed into any news aggregator. It is:
In Mac’s Safari browser, just click on the blue RSS button on the right hand side of the address window, and iJamming! will be re-created as an RSS feed. You can re-arrange the posts by date, size, source, or name.
iJamming!’s new design instantly redesigned through Safari’s RSS button in the address bar.
Every single page of the old iJamming! still exists, warts and all. If you’ve bookmarked any of the old html pages, then with the exception of the home page, they’re still in exactly the same place. You can navigate your way through the first five years of iJamming! by going to the Archives page, from the header button beneath our new logo. And, as mentioned, the new search tool searches the old iJamming! as well as the new one.
We would love to hear your reactions to new design. Do you find the new site easy to navigate? Is the type size big enough? Do the categories make sense? Do you like the ability to leave a comment on an individual thread as well as in The Pub, or does the choice make it too confusing? Can you successfully e-mail an article to a friend? Can you find your way round the archives? Is the search engine working properly? Do you know to click on the headers built into the new logo? Should I put my book covers on the front page? How do you feel about other advertising? Let us know by leaving a commment below or by offering your reactions in the Pub. Many thanks. We’re excited.