Today I’m rolling out a new design for GPS Tracklog. At nearly five years of age(!), its about time. I had planned this for last year following the move to WordPress, but I had a few distractions in my life, so I’m just now getting around to it.
Let me give you a brief guided tour; after all, this site is about navigation! It’s pretty intuitive, but there are a few items I want to call your attention to:
- There are two navigation bars under the header; most items are self-explanatory. Please note though, the “Recent” item on the top nav bar. You can always go there for the latest posts.
- I’m rearranging and trying to shrink categories somewhat. Most posts can now be found under one of three main categories on the left end of the second nav bar – Auto, Handheld/Sport and Mobile. Mouse over them for subcategories. The “More” at the end of the lower nav bar will give you access to old categories that don’t fit the new structure.
- Which brings us to content. On the home page, you’ll see an excerpt from the latest post right under the nav bars, regardless of category. Underneath that are the three most recent posts in the Auto and Handheld/Sport categories. Further down, you’ll find Mobile.
There’s still some cleanup to do, so if you spot anything that isn’t working right, please drop a note below. (I can already see that post thumbnails aren’t working in the excerpts.) I’m heading out of town Sunday, but will get back to the finishing touches within a few days.
Now that this is mostly out of the way, there are some new features I want to introduce, but I’m reluctant to speculate as to how soon.
Last, but far from least, I want to extend my thanks to StudioPress, whose product this theme is built upon. They have awesome support forums and I am very happy I chose them. Huge thanks are also due to Kevin at RocketGenius, who has been an absolutely phenomenal designer to work with.
Explore a bit and let me know what you think!