Things Look…Different

Pub(lishing) Crawl Logo 320So…as you might noticed, PubCrawl looks…different today.

We have some changes being implemented around here, one of which is a website redesign. On the front end, the reader experience should be improved with cleaner, minimalistic layout and good typography, while on the back end, the posting process should get streamlined for us.

In theory.

Your humble self has undertaken the task of updating PubCrawl’s design to take advantage of mobile reading devices as well as the desktop screen. Read it on your phone or tablet! No really! And then tell me if it looks okay. PubCrawl 2.0 is still very much in beta, but we don’t want to deprive our readers of content any longer than necessary, so click around. The posts are still there (formatting will be, uh, a little helter-skelter for some of them until the clean-up crew—i.e. me—goes in there and tidies things up).

If the blog looks a teensy bit (okay a lot bit) like a hack job at the moment…that’s probably because it is. Sort of. (I’m self-taught.) However! It should not remain this way for long. Based on your feedback, I can make changes as necessary, so please leave comments and let us know what you think, what you miss, what you’d like to see.

Thanks for your patience!

12 Responses to Things Look…Different

  1. Laura Wardle Mar 4 2015 at 7:16 am #

    Looks great! Love the redesign. Great job, JJ! 😀

  2. Alexa S. Mar 4 2015 at 8:02 am #

    Oh, I love the logo, and it’s definitely a very minimalist redesign! Looking good, JJ 🙂

  3. Corona Mar 4 2015 at 11:07 am #

    Love the new look! But the text is a bit hard to read, letters seem really thin/light (chrome browser on windows)

    • JJ
      JJ Mar 4 2015 at 11:10 am #

      Thanks for letting me know! I’ll work on that.

    • JJ
      JJ Mar 4 2015 at 11:15 am #

      Okay, it should be fixed now!

  4. Eveline Mar 4 2015 at 1:57 pm #

    It’s beautiful! Great job, JJ! You just made one of my favorite websites infinitely better.

  5. Liza @ Reading with Mar 4 2015 at 5:59 pm #

    I like it! It’s easy to read, and I like the button. I also tend to like light backgrounds and uncluttered sites. Nice job 🙂

  6. Kelley (Oh, the Books!) Mar 4 2015 at 6:51 pm #

    I love it!!! It looks great, guys! 😀

  7. Adriana Mar 4 2015 at 8:10 pm #

    Omg I love it!! And that looks like it could be the logo of an actual pub! *waits for it to be a real thing*

    • Vanessa
      Vanessa Mar 5 2015 at 10:24 am #

      When we were talking about the redesign, that was one of the things we wanted! A more pub-like logo 😉 JJ did such an awesome job!

  8. Caitlin Vanasse Mar 5 2015 at 2:33 pm #

    Reading this on chrome on my android phone, this is SO much more readable on mobile for me, I love it!

  9. Tess Mar 7 2015 at 10:22 pm #

    Love the new logo! But is there a way to make the background of the blog post part slightly different from the rest of the page? Kind of how the color background varies between the comments to make it easier to differentiate them.

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