Improvements to Angry Bear blog
There are upcoming improvements to the function and looks of Angry Bear which are intended to enhance the readability, searchability, and usefulness of current posts and of the 20,000 posts of our blog from 2003 to now.
The look of the site includes a wider width of the overall page, adjusted overall font size and line height, and re-organization of other default legibility settings.
Posts will be displayed with titles and with a few lines of the beginning of the post displayed. This offers greater ease in taking a look at more posts on the landing page. Read more is made easier to read…
A more robust search engine will allow for a much easier experience to find particular posts, names, and topics.
SEO will automate custom schema for better visibility for google to find Angry Bear, and includes Meta title and descriptions for all posts. These changes will be invisible to users but ought to increase our chances of showing up in regular searches.
Other changes will be apparent over time. Dan
I hate change.
Get off my lawn.
From what I am told, AB was the first econ blog. We needed to update and make things better. Thanks “grumpy.”
A big part of my job was process improvement. I have to remind myself that “if it ain’t broke” is often valid, but I am happy to see you are getting to those bare spots in the lawn.
If it ain’t broke was not a good option…changes needed to make AB relevant again were necessary. The visible parts are important but so are changes ‘under the hood’ so to speak. Try the new search engine for instance.
someone needs to fix how the comments now display; i ran into this kind of thing on a post i hit earlier today:
June 28, 2021 at 10:06 pm
that time stamp should either be before the author’s name, or after the comment
I can see a preference for such.
Updating can be an arduous process. There was an initial forced change for hosts as MEV was dropping working with any WordPress platform in favor of more sophisticated platforms. Hence the switch to our new host Strategy. WordPress itself was making drastic changes in the 5.0 Gutenberg series and was leaving the 4.0 series in the dust, including security concerns. Google has been amending algorithms for a number of years and has another set to go. Updating had become necessary just to stay afloat and not stagnate in the back eddies of progress and staying noticed in anyones’ searches. We have a late start. Much of the AB audience is 65 plus.
Please be patient. To date expenses will be about $13,000 in the switch when completed.