Friday, May 25, 2007

Changing times

I haven't made a blog post in so long, I'm not even sure where — or how — to begin. We've had a lot of stuff going on lately at the Capital Press and I'm tempted to try to share it all. But there's a holiday weekend coming up, and I'm sure you have a lot more important stuff to do that read a long-winded blogologue from me.

So, I'll just say this. There's some new stuff happening over at the Capital Press website. Our staff, under the leadership of Executive Editor Elaine Shein, is increasing the number and frequency of news updates. Don't call us a "weekly" any more, because there is new stuff showing up on our website daily.

We are made a change this week to make our website a bit wider, to take advantage of the proliferation of higher-resolution computer monitors people are now using. We also bumped up the size of some of the ads on our site to take advantage of the wider page too.

We are still waiting on a coding change to reorganize things a bit at the top of the site, but in anticipation of that change we are looking at doing something different with our logo at the top, to help let new visitors see that they have indeed arrived at a website that's all about agriculture. The image at the top of this post is a prototype of a look we may try.

But all that is really only the tip of the iceberg. But the bottom line is that we are working hard and considering changes to make the Capital Press even more valuable as a source of news and information about agriculture in the West in print each week and online every day. The cosmetic changes may be easy to achieve, and see, but if we are successful it will result in far more subtle, but meaningful, changes to the information we provide and how we achieve that goal.

So, as things keep rolling along I hope to be making more frequent blog post again, and to wake up the podcast I've left sleeping for the moment.

In the meantime, have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend. And if you have to work this weekend — whether on the farm or off, I hope you find the time to remember the people in your life who have meant the most to you but who are no longer here.

Enjoy the holiday weekend everyone.

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