FRAMESHOP:NEW SITE DESIGN!

As of October 12, 2011, the url "http://www.frameshopisopen.com" will no longer link to the Typepad version for Frameshop, but will link to an upgraded version of the site at Wordpress.com. The new Wordpress format was chosen to better serve the...

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Frameshop, 10/12/2011

As of October 12, 2011, the url "http://www.frameshopisopen.com" will no longer link to the Typepad version for Frameshop, but will link to an upgraded version of the site at Wordpress.com.

The new Wordpress format was chosen to better serve the growing number of readers who interact with Frameshop via smartphones and tablet computers, and to make sure that the site emphasis on legibility and ease of sharing keeps pace with changes in social media.

The new site theme is from my favorite web designer: Khoi Vinh.  When I first started frameshop, I contacted Khoi and asked him if he would design the site for me.  As it happens, he was a little busy becoming a leading figure in his industry.  Fast forward six years--Khoi's original grid-system layout blog template is now available for Wordpress clients.  Game, set, match.

It will take some time to move all posts over accurately from Typepad to the Wordpress system. Also, given the way Google indexing works, I want to avoid the problem of ghost pages in Google searches (pages that show up in Google, but then lead to a dead end because the original site is no longer online).

For those of you with bookmarks, the new wordpress url is: http://jeffreyfeldman1.wordpress.com

Also:  the new site offers two different page styles for users reading from smartphones--as well as the option to use a "flip" format when viewing from a tablet. Both formats are intuitive, easy to use, and optimized for small/touch screens.  And you can easily switch back and forth to standard web view.

This will give on-the-hoof Frameshop readers more options. 

Finally: ads are gone. Over the past year, ads have no longer brought in enough revenue to justify the design clutter they dropped on the site. Ergo: so long, ads--thanks for all the fish.

Anybody who is still wishes to sponsor Frameshop--a decision I endorse with gusto--drop me an email and we'll work something out that fits elegently and effectively into the new site.

© Jeffrey Feldman 2011, Frameshop

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