Sometimes life gets busy, really, really busy, and the hours run out before the work is done. As most of you know, The Kneeslider is the work of yours truly, no corporate offices in some glass high rise, just my very active and productive office with yellow “post it” notes growing at an alarming rate like some deep rooted weed. Trying to get those under control, especially when many are pretty important and now demanding attention, eats away at the time available.
If you’ve been observant, you might have noticed a few changes popping up here and there, like no more “previous posts” and “next posts” links at the bottom of the home page or category pages, but now, there’s a new numbered menu. I think it’s more effective and gives you a better sense of where you are as you’re flipping through what is often a great many pages. You might think it’s minor, but there’s a bit of code necessary for that and everything else that happens on the site, as well.
The thumbnail images on the right side of the page that link to previous articles have also changed. They’re a bit bigger than before, but more importantly, there are fewer of them at any one time. They pull from a long list and randomly choose and display a constantly varying selection. It introduces those of you who are newer visitors to The Kneeslider to a nice sampling of what we’ve covered before, and I found even our long time readers like them as a reference.
There’s a new section of the site which isn’t quite done, but which is taking quite a bit of time to sort out, so I’m back there banging away. That should appear, soon.
There’s also been a burst of offline work that could not be put off any longer. It’s amazing how much time can fly by with those projects.
Sometimes when the new articles are less frequent, I get inquiries and all I can say is there’s a lot going on not visible on the front facing portion of the site that all of you can see. There’s no huge staff to take care of it, no outsourced freelancers from who knows where, just the same positive guy you know from all of the articles and comments. Lots of hats to wear and lots of work to do.
As noted on the post about being so good they can’t ignore you, you have to focus on the details and make sure things are done well and done right. Tossing out substandard work just to create some dust doesn’t do anyone any good.
On a related note, if you know of a really interesting build or project that might fit on The Kneeslider, especially one not shown or reported everywhere else already, maybe even your own, let me know. I’d be happy to take a look.
Thanks, and I’ll have more neat stuff coming up very soon.