Checking in on Site Redesign

We are a week into this new version of The Monkey Cage, which, as I mentioned earlier, is now being hosted on WordPress.  We know there are still a few kinks to work out—e.g., dead links to graphs in these posts. I would appreciate any further feedback from readers about what they like or dislike.

I would also like to thank Cord Blomquist (professional site; personal blog) who did the migration and assisted with the redesign. (Cord was also responsible for similar work at Marginal Revolution.)  See here for more on his services with regard to migration to WordPress from Movable Type or Typepad.  Under Cord’s steady hand, the migration was pretty much seamless and he helped us understand a lot about how to optimize the site for search engines as well as several other nuances.

If any blog authors have similar needs, we highly recommend Cord.  Let him know The Monkey Cage sent you.

Again, if anyone has feedback about the site, please let us know in comments.

6 Responses to Checking in on Site Redesign

  1. eric May 9, 2011 at 1:28 am #

    The white space bugs me a little, but it’s definitely loading faster.

  2. DanielLippman May 9, 2011 at 6:24 am #

    I really think the redesign is very cool and well-done; I especially like how I can subscribe to an email feed of TMC.

  3. rocket May 9, 2011 at 12:53 pm #

    Ditto on the white space. I can see why the monkey, er, ape has a hand over his eyes.

  4. LFC May 9, 2011 at 1:24 pm #

    The redesigned site looks pretty good and it’s nice that comments now appear more quickly than before. The white space doesn’t bother me; if anything it enhances readability by making the black type stand out more clearly by contrast.

  5. Joel May 9, 2011 at 4:22 pm #

    i like that the author of the post now appears at the top.

  6. tm May 11, 2011 at 12:07 pm #

    The text doesn’t size down to the size of my computer screen so that I have
    to move back and forth left and right to read it. Anything I can do other than
    reducing font size (and straining my poor old eyes)