I’ve made some changes at The Annex this weekend. They’re not especially dramatic because the theme I switched to is fairly similar to the theme I had been using. But the page header will look better if and when I eventually end up adding a second line of stories to the menu at the top of the page.
Although the changes are mostly subtle, I think they’ll be helpful to you. Wherever you are on the site, for example, you can always get back to the main page by clicking on the Home button in the top menu; and as you move around the site, it will also be easier to know where you are.
If you click on the Connected heading in the top menu, for example, you’ll be moved to that page and the top menu will highlight the actual page you’re on in a darker black color. If you then click on one of the chapters, that will also be highlighted in black as well.
In other words, you’ll have a better sense of where you are on the site at any given time as well as an easier way to get back to the main page.
I also edited the chapters under those two stories so you can move to the next chapter easily just by clicking on a link when you reach the end of the chapter you’re reading. That change will mostly benefit new readers, not those of you who have already read the stories.
Moving those two stories under the Holiday Tales link freed up some space on the top menu for now. The Liberation Anthology link in the top menu will work the same way once I start adding a synopsis and chapters for the two stories planned for 2016.
I debated whether I should eliminate the links that run down the right side of the page (under the Read One Of My Stories heading) that provide an alternative second way to reach any story or chapter, but I’m going to leave them for now as some people find it difficult to access specific chapters through the top menu on their iPads or tablets.
I’ve made a few other small changes at The Annex as well, but I think the site still looks pretty familiar.
I’ve also updated the About page at the main site and fixed some other problems I discovered there. I’ve decided to continue using the old theme for now at the main portion of this blog. For one thing, you’ll be able to compare the two sites and let me know if you have a preference one way or the other. It will also make it a little easier to be sure which site you’re on.
Finally I added a few new pictures to the Galleries at both sites.
I realize most of you aren’t terribly interested in any of this, but hopefully it shows I’m constantly looking for ways to make your experience on both of these sites a better one.