Just about half of the visitors to my blog are mobile. Think about that for a second. Ten years ago website developers expected a computer monitor to view their work. We didn’t even question it. Fast forward a relatively small amount of time and we have to think of smartphones, tablets and other handheld devices while putting together a project.
Enter the new ThatShortGuy.com theme. The site is now “responsive”; meaning no matter how big your screen is the design will adjust for the easiest reading experience. If you’re reading this on a computer, try it out now. Just resize your browser and watch the magic.
Another big change is the comments. They are in-house now; no more Disqus. Comments now match the design and you don’t have to use a social account to leave a reply. You’ll also notice share buttons under each comment so that you can show your friends a great (or a stupid?) follow-up. You also may come across double posts. This is because of the way Disqus handled comments. I’ll remove duplicates as I become aware of them.
You may notice some posts look funny now too. With a new theme comes a new way of putting together a blog post so some things may look… off. I’ve also disabled a few plugins that I don’t use that often and that effects some objects, like polls, from working.
Speaking of putting together a blog post, the new simple theme steers away from discussing just video games and movies. Don’t get me wrong, I’ll still talk about those things — and probably more than anything else — but I’m now free to talk about other interests like the Leafs and social media.
Into the future
Believe it or not, I’m not done with this new look.
The sidebar has a lot of unused space. I’d like to sell that space to advertisers in 300×250 images. I’m working on integrating the WooCommerce plugin to accept payment to make it more easier for you to get an advert up and running as fast as possible. For now, if you’re interested, please email me. Any tutorials on integrating this plugin is gladly appreciated.
So what do you think? Really, I’m curious! If you have any suggestions or come across any bugs, just drop a comment!