There’s been a design overhaul at Bloggus Caesari. Soon to come is an architectural overhaul, and I want your input. There’s quite a lot of information there and I’m not finding it very easy to navigate as it stands right now. Here’s what I’m aiming at:
- add a Roman-time date for every entry. (I’ll keep a real-time date as well, but I’m not sure whether I’ll display it).
- organize posts into “chapters”, pages with posts listed in chronological order; this should make things easier for first time readers, and will add some cohesion to the narrative, although it means stepping away from the “weblog” metaphor
- I’m thinking of making the map a more significant part of the site. I may include an updating map image on the front page that reflects Caesar’s current position and destination.
- proper search feature. The Atomz search, as I’ve (sloppily) configured it now, lists a ton of redundant results… I’ll change over to the MT search, which works beautifully.
- ditch the weekly archives and possibly the individual entry archives
- give up on using the comments system – if necessary, I’ll have discussions over here
- more on-site background info
- more links to Roman history resources, there are tons of great sites out there
That’s what I’ve thought of so far. The map feature may not happen, as it would involve a lot of work that I’d need someone else to do, and so would need to ask for donations etc. etc. and I’m not sure it’s worth the trouble. Comments encouraged.