Monday, May 26, 2008

New stuff + your feedback

Hey everyone, just wanted to let you know about some recent improvements and new additions to the site. Comments and suggestions are welcome, so let me quickly describe the new features.

First, I moved the site search bar and subscribe/bookmark buttons to the top portion of the blog homepage. These tools are now more visible "above the fold", having been moved up from the bottom of the righthand navigation column.

I hope this will making searching for relevant posts and information more convenient for all our readers. The Google Custom search bar is a great tool for finding relevant information quickly, so we definitely don't want this feature languishing towards the bottom of the page where new visitors are less likely to see it and use it.

Same thing goes for our handy "Subscribe" and "Bookmark" buttons. They're both moving right on up where everyone can see them. We want to make it easier for you to subscribe to our site feed and share this site with your colleagues and friends!

We're also going to be swapping out a few links in the "Links" and "Blogs" section of our navigation bar. Just a bit of housekeeping to remove inactive links in favor of new and better stuff.

Which reminds me: here's another area where your suggestions can really help. I'm looking for a great commodities-focused blog to link to in our "Blogs" section, and am currently trying to run a down list of currently active, well-run blogs in this area.

If you know of a good blog devoted to futures trading, commodities, or the resources sector in general, please let me know about it, and I'll add it to my list. Thanks!

Please let me know if you have any questions about these site features, or any ideas for future improvements. Your comments and suggestions are always welcome and appreciated.