Hey I made a landing page

Aug 20, 2012

in Work

New and Improved homepage and elements for Cubicle57.com

Made a special little landing page this weekend. I’m glad everyone is enjoying the new designed blog and our very own domain here at Cubicle57. It was always my intention to save Cubicle57.com for a landing page. I want to start some freelance work and I need a more general landing page to send people to. Its a work in progress and right now points to a lot to different categories that I write about on the blog and MakeYourMediaSocial, which is my site for my social media training and consulting. Plus also a VERY bare bones “hire the shit ‘outta me yeah?” page. Just in case, you know, I need it.

SUBSCRIBE TO COMMENTS // I’m so happy that people are commenting. The community of blogging is my very favorite thing about blogging. But we’re all busy and sometimes you might not catch my reply or someone else’s comment. So now you can sign up for an email alert when someone comments on a post you have commented on. It works like a regular email subscription and you’ll confirm, but then of course can unsubscribe at anytime should you decide you don’t want alerts any more. I might play with a few options on this. I would love feedback.

BREADCRUMBS // Down at the bottom of every page is what’s is called breadcrumbs. It’s a simple navigational tool for readers to see where they’ve been. I’ve got a lot of links and categories and keywords built into this site, but should you lose your way you can always get back to where you’ve been. This is a work in progress, I’m not sure I care for this one. Let me know how you feel about this. Returning readers might not use this as much as say new readers, who I want to make feel welcome with a safe internet hug.

LIGHT-BOX PHOTO VIEWING // This might be a personal one because I heart it so much, but every photo on this blog is sized bigger than its container. Meaning >> the display width on screen is smaller than the actual photo. You can click on any photo in a post and see it in full size. I love blogs with huge photos, but that’s not really what I do here (I like the words) and I don’t want to force you into looking at a bunch of huge photos if that’s not your thing. So take it or leave it. Clicking on any photo will display in full size and clicking anywhere or hitting escape will get you out. You know you wanna look at Sophie close up.

life is too hard for cats sometimes

Gratuitous cat photo (for testing purposes). Thank you for reading!

PS. This is also how I look after I break the internet. Silent screams ya’ll.

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elizabeth August 20, 2012 at 10:27 pm

breadcrumbs? lightbox? – I love all the little extras. I need you to show me how you coded the lightbox because all that stuff drove me bezerkowitz and I gave up.

well done!

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Beckie August 21, 2012 at 10:56 am

Lightbox was the easiest. Search Fancybox for WordPress in plugins, (not regular fancybox) I’m using its very simplest form. Non-gallery, no bells, no whistles. But it has a ton of “look and feel” options that you can adjust right in the settings. I didn’t have to hard code anything which made me tear up, its the only thing on this blog that I haven’t broken.

elizabeth August 21, 2012 at 6:21 pm

ok – it turns out I already have the Fancybox for Wordpress plugin. it’s activated and everything. when I add a photo to a post there is no place to check a Fancybox box, etc. this is why I gave up on every other slide show/gallery plugin. what am I missing?

I’ve moved beyond the silent sophie scream and am near tears….

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Beckie August 21, 2012 at 6:59 pm

Emailing you!

Joe August 22, 2012 at 9:13 pm

It all looks so great. Love the pic of Sophie Cat!

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