If you’ve been to this blog site before, you’ll notice some major look and feel changes I’ve worked on for the past week or so. With recent updates to the blogger template designer and my plans for this blog I decided it’s a good time now to “step up the game” with a more updated design.
The blog is now updated in two aspects:
Graphic – look and feel
Functional – integration of new collaboration components to the site
Graphic aspect, look and feel
I wanted to keep to a simple look and feel, get rid of the dramatic header and tone down the colors, introduce round corners in some places, transparent backgrounds – bringing a more updated overall design.
I still consider changing the background image, the current one is nice but it’s one of the default backgrounds that come with the template so it may become boring the more people use it… Also I consider introducing a logo, but that may take time since I’ll want to give it proper focus since branding is not something I take lightly.
Functional aspects, updated collaboration options
First, you’ll notice a group of icons on the top right side bar. Since a big part of the content in this blog will deal with knowledge management and collaboration, it’s only fitting I use advanced social networking and collaboration features…
RSS feed reader, if you are using any type of news feed application (Google reader or otherwise) you can now get updates on new posts as soon as they become available, for more information click here
Email me – the old fashion way, if you wish to get in touch and give me any type of private feedback use this link to open a new email message and take it from there…
Delicious link, if you find this blog interesting, add it to you delicious bookmarks! In doing so you are also sharing the link with your friends, introducing them to the blog site and support the blog by letting everyone know you find the content interesting, for more information click here
Stumbleupon link, similar to delicious, this is another service to let others know you approve of this site content, support the blog and improve the chances others will visit, for more information click here
Twitter link, link to my personal Twitter page. I am not that active on Twitter yet, this is mainly because I don’t have many followers there 🙂 actually, in our local market in Israel, Twitter is still not that wide spread… I will probably use it more in the future so stay tuned… (Doesn’t hurt to follow someone that doesn’t twit much… Don’t you think?)
- Facebook link, link to my personal Facebook page (will later be replaced with a dedicated page for the blog site when i get around to creating it). Feel free to connect with me there if you are not already!
LinkedIn link, direct link to my personal profile where you can check out my CV and the professional network of experts I am connected with all my connections there are people I’ve worked with directly one way or another in the course of my career.
I added other collaboration options on the post level:
You can now clearly see at the beginning of each post how many comments were added so far, the idea is increase the discussions on each post… Please feel free to leave your comment!
Facebook like button – per post, if you find it interesting, please clock to let your Facebook friends know about it.
A number of other links for sharing can be found at the bottom of each post allowing you to quickly twit about the post, share it in Facebook, Google buzz etc.
The goal here is to give you many options to connect with the content I am adding and spread it around to your social network, please use them and let me know what you think!