New Stuff Around the Site
I’ve cleaned up the site a bit in efforts to make it more user-friendly and faster.
This is the “prettiest” I think it has looked (you may have to clear your cache to see the latest version) and fastest it has been.
But beyond that, I’ve added some key new navigation functionality that I’m excited about.
20somethingfinance is getting a little long in the tooth, ironically, and now has an archive of well over 500 articles.
Until now, there was (shamefully) no good organized way to dig through them.
So, I added a complete sitemap, which is directly linked on the top navigation bar:
And there’s always been the five main categories on the top of the page, which contain all sub-categories:
Those are still there, but I wanted to add better functionality for those who really want to dig in to the archives.
The sitemap contains EVERY page, every category (& # of articles per category), a date based archive (w/# of articles per), and then every post for each category, in chronological order.
You’ll also note a link in the sitemap for every post, in reverse chronological order, from the start of the blog.
If you want to make your way through the site over time and pick and choose the articles that interest you, this is the best way to do it.
In the sidebar, you’ll noticed a few sections of popular 20somethingfinance articles, including a “most popular”, “tax & retirement happy hour”, and a series of “how to” posts for beginners.
You’ll also find a a section called “hot plates”, which is the most recent posts on the site.
And when you reach the bottom of the article, you’ll see a little flyout box with three articles that are related to the one you are reading. It will look like this:
Updated Personal Touches:
You’ll find a much needed updated photo of me at the bottom of the articles and in the comments. Look below, there I am!!
I’m no Dave Ramsey, that’s for sure.
Staying in Touch:
Finally, I recently passed the 5,000 subscriber landmark, which is both exciting and humbling. If you aren’t one of those 5,000, it’s free, your email and identity are kept private, and you can un-subscribe at any time. You can subscribe here.
Are there any other features I’m still missing that you’ve enjoyed elsewhere?