After going to the drawing board, having Kevin code some stuff, returning to the drawing board, having Kevin code more stuff, etc. for a long period of time, we present TUSB 3.0: the newest version of The Unofficial Stanford Blog. We think it’s easier to use, more functional, and just overall a whole lot better.
Over the next few days, we will work to finalize the new site for the time being and try to make sure it has limited bugs. Let us know if you see something that looks awry by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send our crack team of investigators to take a look.
Here’s some of the new features of the site:
New toolbar across the top: Your one-stop shop for easy navigation between the blog, the events calendar, features, about us, sign up, and our newest addition, the free stuff tab (coming soon).
New header: People hated the old header. People hated the header before that. There’s really nowhere to go but up. For those who are curious, the little upside-down man is our unofficial new mascot–it is a reference to the statue of Louis Agassiz that fell headless into the cement after the 1906 earthquake. We think it’s pretty nifty, funny, unofficial, etc.
Popular posts: Instead of just listing most recent posts, you can see what posts people are looking at the most recently.
Advertisements: Ads will help keep the blog alive. All money that we make will go to blogging or Stanford student causes/organizations. Our advertising is run through SSE, which really knows its stuff and is great to work with.
Author Pages: You can now sort posts by author, and if you click on a blogger’s name it will direct you to his or her page of posts replete with space for a little description and possibly a gravatar (which also can be used for commenting).
WordPress > Movable Type: Sorry, MT enthusiasts–WordPress is so much better. It is easier to use for blogging and for keeping the blog organized, which is great news for bloggers and readers.
A Vaguely Unifying Color Scheme: This was about as difficult as it sounds; or, in other words, extremely difficult.
Let us know what you think of the site–we appreciate your feedback as always! You can contact us at email@example.com or comment here.