As you know, I'm always tinkering with the site's look and layout. After a few trial runs over the past month, I think I'm finally set on how the fall/winter will go. A few notes:
-First and foremost, I am pledging today to make better, more efficient use of Twitter. Instead of being merely an outlet to announce when a new post is up (which is basically what it's been to this point), it will function more as an extension of Mondesi's House...kind of like the director's cut of a DVD, with all the extras and such. I'll be posting more of the great stuff that people email me throughout the day, links to other sites, etc. You can find that at http://twitter.com/mondesishouse.
-News and Notes, or "The News", or "Today's Headlines", or whatever I've called it in the past is going to be dissolved and used only in moments when time is an issue for me. Instead of cramming a bunch of links into one post, these will be broken out into short posts or posted on the Twitter feed.
-The "read more" button allows me to get more posts on the front page without all the congestion, and it allows readers to cruise on by if it's not a story they're interested in. So that's going to stick.
-I liked using photos for the Hot Topics links at the top of the page, but that wasn't flying for readers on some mobile devices. And until I can solve that dilemma, I'll just be going with a few links at the top of the page. The purpose of that service is mainly for readers who land on specific pages and not the front page, so they can see what the biggest stories are at any given moment.
Like I said, I'm always tinkering, and your feedback is certainly appreciated. The purpose of this site is to give some opinion on the current topics in the Pittsburgh sports world, both on the field and off, with a little humor mixed in at the appropriate times. While I may not get to every single story or game, these changes should allow me to better focus on that objective.