Saturday, March 28, 2009

Master of My (New) Domain

As I've stated before....my goal is to make this site as user friendly as possible.

Well, it just got a whole lot easier. Notice the address bar at the top of your browser?

I'm no longer located at redridersports.blogspot.com, from this day forward, the site will be hosted exclusively at...RedRiderSportsBlog.com (Click if you want to test it). How will this drastically improve your life?? Allow me to demonstrate...

(The Old) redridersports.blogspot.com - 25 letters, 2 dots
(The New) www.redridersportsblog.com - 24 letters, 2 dots

See...you're saving 1 whole keystroke. Thank me later.

But, if you want to get real crazy, try this...

redridersportsblog.com (dont need to type www.)

That's only 21 letters and 1 dot.....talk about a time saver. Goodbye carpal tunnel syndrome. Think of the ways you could spend that extra second you will save.

What's better? If you have previously bookmarked the old address, it will automatically redirect you to the new site address. So even if you want to keep typing those extra 4 keystrokes, you'll still end up here. You are caught in the tractor beams and there is no escaping.

Now we can make t-shirts and mousepads, and advertise in the fall sprots program. Just don't be surprised is all I'm sayin.

Next order of business, if you notice the box at the top of the page on the right, I'm now giving you the option to have site updates and new posts delivered straight to your inbox. You could theoretically never visit the site again (please don't) and still not miss a beat. Just enter your email in the box and follow the instructions.

As far as plans for the site, a lot of my time lately has been spent getting this address changeover to take. It was a lot more involved that I thought, and I had to switch over to technical support mode for a week or so....but I finally got it right, so now it's onward and upward.

I've got plenty of info coming on one of our spring sports, plans to continue the "Red Rider Football Playoff History" feature, the 3rd and final part of the uniform study, and I guess we'll cover the basketball program too once a list of candidates surfaces, or when a new coach is named. I'll be continuing the ring feature too, I like how the first one turned out.

Keep an eye on Orrviews too......that's right, we're taking the site public. The incubation stage is over. The world, or at least the rest of Orrville, needs to know what loser is writing all of this.

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