Thank you for your feedback on the new design. There have been dozens of e-mails, messages, and comments regarding the new look. There have been positive reviews and justifiable criticism. I wanted to take a few minutes to address some of the most common issues people are having.
The RSS Feed Problems Are Fixed. Earlier today, the feed wasn’t working properly. Beth was kind enough to take time away from her vacation to tackle this bug. I know it impacts thousands of you, and I’m so grateful she was willing to jump right in to fix it. As of 6:00 pm Pacific Time, the feed and e-mail subscriptions are working properly, posts are displaying in their entirety and links are appearing as they should.
The Layout. Some readers are having an issue with finding some of the new posts. We moved The Workday Reading into the new box for two reasons: 1) to refocus the blog on fashion content, and 2) for aesthetics. This is something that we’re trying, and I know it’s an adjustment for readers who are used to a simple chronological design. We’re going to give people a little while to adjust, and if it doesn’t work out, we’ll change it. I don’t want aesthetics to get in the way of user experience.
Subscribing. We had a request from several readers who like to read the fashion content on the site itself but wanted to receive The Workday Reading via e-mail, like a newsletter. So we decided to give people that option. However, if you want to subscribe to every post, select the New Post Update button. This way you’ll receive all of the content including the Workday Reading via e-mail just like before.
Thank you again. After nine years, it was time for a refresh, and I want to make sure we get it right. It may take a few weeks to sort it out, but when we do, it’ll be perfect. Have a great evening.
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