Ch-ch-changes

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This is the new Wesleying!

It’s still a work in progress (hence the Beta sign in the corner), but the changes thus far should be immediately apparent.

Thanks to Sam DeFabbia-Kane ’11 for modifying the WordPress Sandbox theme to better fit our needs for the layout/design you see, which was created collaboratively by Wesleying contributors and is still a work in progress. More changes will be made in coming weeks to keep improving the site.

We now have a nifty events calendar, along with a box in the sidebar which will automatically list upcoming events. So no more weekend update posts, although a minimum of human effort will now allow you to know what’s going on all week.

You can also create a username which you can use to leave comments on the site. Or you can stay anonymous, your choice.

Still to come: an automatic submissions page for events and tips. And more! Maybe. You’ll see.

Unfortunately, due to some issues importing our archives from Blogger, no comments were imported from the old site. Sorry for this inconvenience, we’ll let you know when it’s fixed (it will be). In the meantime, you can access the full archives at the old Wesleying.

Thanks to everyone who donated funds last semester, this move would not have been possible without you. And of course, thank you readers, for your support and for visiting this site as often as you do.

Suggestions or comments (or compliments!) are welcome, leave them below.

133 thoughts on “Ch-ch-changes

  1. Anonymous

    @64
    But… it seemed to garner an overwhelmingly positive response, as seen in comments and such. So, where’s the problem?

    As stated in the shoutbox, a Poll about the header would be nice and democratic. Then we would really have a feel for what people think of the header.

  2. Anonymous

    @64
    But… it seemed to garner an overwhelmingly positive response, as seen in comments and such. So, where’s the problem?

    As stated in the shoutbox, a Poll about the header would be nice and democratic. Then we would really have a feel for what people think of the header.

  3. Anonymous

    why is this header back??
    everyone loved the april fools one…
    i don’t understand

  4. Anonymous

    why is this header back??
    everyone loved the april fools one…
    i don’t understand

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  6. Anonymous

    @59 (11:11am)

    I think a picture like that is too much a matter of taste to be representing our primary campus blog. It’s analogous to having some pop song embedded on the page that plays each time Wesleying is opened; it’s media that a person (or a group of writers, in this case) personally enjoys and want to share. But it’s not representative of all of our tastes.
    To demonstrate my point:
    Personally, i think the new header has an air of faux-cool that I can’t stomach. It’s a superficial/oversimplistic representation of the eccentricity for which Wesleyan is known (not that it’s trying to be such, necessarily, but that’s the association it automatically has with me). It’s just not an interesting photo. It looks like it should be on a Hallmark card with a cutesy quote inside or “Go wild!” or something.
    SO: this is why just the words “Wesleying” had served us so well at blogspot; it gave all the information you need to know in a header (the title and, in our case, the tagline) and included a picture of the Wes shield, which isn’t as much taste as it is representative of the school we all attend. And the text was in school colors. Really, the only noticeable subjective aspect was the typeface.
    So, try out some new typefaces if you’re looking for some excitement, Wesleying. Please. Do not use this photo.

  7. Anonymous

    @59 (11:11am)

    I think a picture like that is too much a matter of taste to be representing our primary campus blog. It’s analogous to having some pop song embedded on the page that plays each time Wesleying is opened; it’s media that a person (or a group of writers, in this case) personally enjoys and want to share. But it’s not representative of all of our tastes.
    To demonstrate my point:
    Personally, i think the new header has an air of faux-cool that I can’t stomach. It’s a superficial/oversimplistic representation of the eccentricity for which Wesleyan is known (not that it’s trying to be such, necessarily, but that’s the association it automatically has with me). It’s just not an interesting photo. It looks like it should be on a Hallmark card with a cutesy quote inside or “Go wild!” or something.
    SO: this is why just the words “Wesleying” had served us so well at blogspot; it gave all the information you need to know in a header (the title and, in our case, the tagline) and included a picture of the Wes shield, which isn’t as much taste as it is representative of the school we all attend. And the text was in school colors. Really, the only noticeable subjective aspect was the typeface.
    So, try out some new typefaces if you’re looking for some excitement, Wesleying. Please. Do not use this photo.

  8. Anonymous

    i love the header! i love the header! i love the header!

    why do people want wesleying to be boring and institutional looking? this is so great and colorful!

  9. Anonymous

    i love the header! i love the header! i love the header!

    why do people want wesleying to be boring and institutional looking? this is so great and colorful!

  10. Anonymous

    The picture at the top of the site should be updated every day with a picture from that day…. Kind of a visual weather report.

  11. Anonymous

    The picture at the top of the site should be updated every day with a picture from that day…. Kind of a visual weather report.

  12. Anonymous

    obviously this is low, low priority, but the little avatars don’t really match the rest of the site (duh).
    i’m just curious what you’re going to have instead?
    cardinals for anonymouses (anonymice?) and photos for admins?

  13. Anonymous

    obviously this is low, low priority, but the little avatars don’t really match the rest of the site (duh).
    i’m just curious what you’re going to have instead?
    cardinals for anonymouses (anonymice?) and photos for admins?

  14. Anonymous

    Could you not have this post at the top anymore? Most people have read it at this point, and it’s kind of annoying having to scroll past it, especially since its such a long article. Maybe just condense it, or add another, one line post requesting comments and suggestions. Having this automatically on top is confusing, I thought there were no new posts for a week, until I finally scrolled down.

  15. Anonymous

    Could you not have this post at the top anymore? Most people have read it at this point, and it’s kind of annoying having to scroll past it, especially since its such a long article. Maybe just condense it, or add another, one line post requesting comments and suggestions. Having this automatically on top is confusing, I thought there were no new posts for a week, until I finally scrolled down.

  16. Anonymous

    Can you make the upcoming events section not show events that have already happened?

    thanks for the new site, and thanks for keeping up with suggestions.

  17. Anonymous

    Can you make the upcoming events section not show events that have already happened?

    thanks for the new site, and thanks for keeping up with suggestions.

  18. Sam

    The sidebar still has a few things I want to mess around with, but I’m glad to hear it’s better. The header is definitely being discussed.

    #49: Will do.

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