Ladies and gentlemen,
You've spoken and been heard. The new layout is here and the new commenting system is in transition. Nothing is ever perfect but we're making progress. The six years of comments are in the process of being imported into the new system. I have no idea how long that will take but since people are so busy cleaning and cooking and getting haircuts this weekend, I'm sure you have other things to worry about. In the meantime, I am working on getting a comment count on the home page. I've gotten a "View Comments" link, which is a step in the right direction.
Some benefits of the new layout and commenting system:
- Quick load
- Easy to read on Blackberry
- Less cluttered
- Simpler color scheme
- Easier behind-the-scenes management
- Flat comments
By the way, we will be moving to less text on the home page (a few sentences) so that more posts are easily visible. Experts tell me that this is better for most readers.