No self-respecting website designer would omit an FAQ page, and Tris refuses to be the exception on this matter. Not in any traditional sense, of course, but because it affords him the latitude to be lazy/efficient, and kill two birds with one stone.
The original plan was to omit this page entirely, and write a dedicated "About" page that detailed the site's history, later development and future plans. But the more notes that were written on the subject, the more it looked like a dedicated FAQ page in its own right.
This unplanned development allows for the requisite feedback (by using the contact form at the bottom of this page) to make this site as user-friendly as possible, without restructuring great swathes of carefuly articulated blather in an "About" page. That said, there are plans to introduce such an "About" page, but that will be more relevant to Tris personally than it is to questions directly regarding the site.
As a "new build", these questions are not user-generated. So until the time it is "live", and new users are exposed to the interface and the content? Yes. This Q&A is here to deflect your more mundane complaints, so Tris can get on with producing great content for you, and on a website that is easy to navigate, fresh and engaging.
The questions are grouped into the following categories
About the site
Plans for the site
Questions for you
How many times has this site been redesigned?
Too many to count. It probably runs into the dozens.
So, what's different this time? Well, this time I am giving it a v2.0 attribute (I did once have another succesul blog) to try and force myself into more incremental change, and overall better habits.
I honestly don't think I need one. Yet.
As stated above, this is a glorified blog, so the most important and up-to-date information resides in the front page slider. Links of secondary importance sit beneath that, and at the end of each of those lists are links to "category" pages where all of the articles are listed. Together with the Google SiteSearch function at the top of each page, navigation should be breeze.
All the other content is more personal, esoteric and particular, and is probably best served by my writing down the relevant links for each individual who requires them. If they are relevant to anything within the regular content, I can simply link to it from there.
This website is basically a blog. What more can you do?
While the primary function of the site is a glorified blog, my increasing frustrations with social media and intrusive advertising means I am looking into ways to use the site as a social media tool in its own right, and what little advertising you see here will always be relevant to the subects I discuss.
With specific regard to social media, I am looking into largely abandoning my personal presences in favour of posting a daily report to each of them to drive traffic to this site. To leverage this increased traffic, I hope to offer secure personal accounts with private logins to those that wish to see and share that content. As a benefit of being a registered user, you will not be bothered by any advertising beyond what the site's content dictates (affiliate Amazon links, for example)
Until such a time as this is possible, there will be a small amount of advertising in articles only, to try and recoup the costs of running the site.
The best of what interests you.
The thing about RSS is, that you only need to subscribe to those categories that interest you. Here is a list of the proposed categories (these will be linked when released):
- Counter Apologetics
I have also written a comprehensive instructable here if you'd like to know more.