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Technology – Web Site Changes

Submitted by on January 16, 2010 – 11:19 pmNo Comment

We recently replaced our blog style layout with a magazine format that we think will allow us to better express our ideas and experiences in a more visually appealing way, and it’s easier to navigate we think.  We’re using the Arthemia Premium theme by Color Labs Project and we’re pretty excited about it.  It is not a Wordress theme for the faint of heart but the end result has been well worth the effort. With the other WordPress themes we used I felt like I was pulling my hair out for something that I found underwhelming in the end. Now we feel our trouble shooting and coding efforts are worthwhile because we’re able to get closer to the lay-out we originally had envisioned.

We’ve also added a “Links” page to our header menu and copied all of the right sidebar links there.  As a result we’ve moved many of the links from the right sidebar to minimize the clutter.  We’re not deleting any links, we’re just moving them to an area where they can expand without taking over the entire front page .

Speaking of links we’ve added a section to include local Facebook group pages for many of the weekly and monthly ongoing rides in Dallas.

Not satisfied with those changes we added a “Lifestyle” category where we’ll be writing about various subjects that touch the lives of cyclists.  From food and drink to music and technology this category will allow us to broaden our subjects to bring you a more diverse and engaging reading experience.  Let us know if you have any suggestions.

Finally, every web site needs a contact page and we’re still mulling over whether we want a published email address or use a form instead.   In the meantime if you need to contact us just comment in one of the articles.

Thanks,

Chris & Hubbard

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Chris started riding a bike again when he noticed the Preston Ridge Trail being constructed across the street from his house. Since then he co-founded Biking in Dallas, has gone through countless Craigslist bike projects (some better than others) and can be found pedaling around town on a Electra Ticino with a camera in tow.

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