New Blog Layout and Revamped Youtube Channel

When I tried to recall when was the last time I changed my blog layout, I honestly could not remember. I must have been using the same theme on this blog for more than 5 years or more! I just thought I should give it a simple face-lift and a much needed refresh for a more modern and updated look. The previous layout did seem a little dated. The new layout is a work in progress and still requires some fine-tuning, so do expect a little hiccups along the way for the next few days until all the kinks have been ironed out. Do bear with me.

Photo by Jason Lioh

Also, I do have a Youtube Channel, and this may come as a surprise to many. A fun fact for all: I have owned a Youtube Channel since before Google bought and acquired Youtube on November 2006. Yeap, I have had Youtube for more than 10 years. I have also a few hundred videos which may or may not be related to photography. I have spent a huge amount of time removing non-photography relevant videos out of my channel and have a cleaner, more presentable curated content on my Youtube. 

I have also spent some effort customizing the landing page with highlights and created playlists that take you to the most relevant videos. Some of my readers have commented that they were unsure previously if that was my Youtube Channel, because it did not have my profile photo and the videos shown on the main page had nothing to do with photography. I am glad I finally sat down and made the much needed revamp. The cool thing about owning Youtube since its early days? My channel URL is www.youtube.com/ROBINWONG

So please do subscribe to my Youtube Channel, I will be making more videos soon. If you have not checked out my latest video "Before & After Each Shot", in that video I am inviting you along with me on my shutter therapy session, seeing through my camera the scenes that happened immediately before and after each of the images I have taken on the street. 


Do let me know what you think of the new blog layout? Do you prefer the cleaner, smoother look? Or do you have suggestions you would like me to think about? No promises on implementing any feedback (I am terrible at coding and HTML scripts) but if I do think it benefits everyone, I will gladly take your idea. 

10 comments:

  1. Hi Robin, I have been enjoying your blog for several years... I grew up in Singapore, and I have family ties in KL and Ipoh, so your photographs always satisfy that feeling of homesickness.

    My only request when it comes to the technical aspects of your blog is that it seems to be set to a fixed width that is always wider than my browser window. I have to make my browser full screen or scroll left-right to read your text. Could you please look into that? Other than that minor detail, I am always delighted when you post new content!

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    1. Thanks for the feedback Nick. The screen was optimized for Full HD display. In fact, I have scaled down the size of the page and also photo size compared to the previous design. I dont think I will make the photo smaller but I shall look into it of course.

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  2. Looks better and load faster now (that's all I care honestly). I enjoyed the new layout since I'm mostly browsing from mobile nowadays.

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    1. Thanks Leonarce! Hope the mobile experience is better too.

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  3. Looks great! Agree about having to scroll when viewed on my iPad.

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    1. That is strange, will look into it. Unfortunately I have no ipad to test on at the moment, so that have to wait a bit.

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  4. Hi Robin,
    This is unfortunately unreadable in my Nexus tablet; I have just half of the Post in view and I have to scroll down to be able to scroll horizontally. I really think you should aim to a responsive (i.e., works for any resolution) site...

    Thanks!

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  5. I have a Nexus tablet. and OLD Nexus 7. Ran Google Chrome and the view of this blog was totally fine. What happened to your tablet?

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  6. Yes, i was "surprised" but now subscribed :) Liking the new "look"

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