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Wizard News Update

Welcome to the new format. Today, I introduce WizardCast, The Wizard’s News new podcast. This brings our media empire up to three different channels: Our “News” blog posts, Wizard’s Apprentice Videos, and now our podcast.

To accommodate this, our front page has changed. It will no longer be a page of all the posts from all three channels. Instead, it’ll be an overview page with the link to the most recent post for each channel. Clicking the channel icons will also take you to a dedicate page which will display the posts. You can also find these pages in the new menu above.

Wizard News Home Page

Our new homepage

Schedule Changes

For a while, I was trying to get a blog and video done for every Thursday. Wizard’s Apprentices fans will have noticed that a new video has not gone up for a few weeks. This is mainly because I took off way too much than I can chew at once. So we’re going to have some changes to our posting schedule.

  • Blog Posts will still be out on Thursdays at 10:00 AM Central.
  • Wizard’s ApprenticeΒ bideos will be released on Fridays. The frequency is going to largely depends on how quiet my kids decide to go to bed. The background noise in general has been one of the largest impediments in getting videos recorded. If you listen closely, you can hear one of my kids yell at me through two close doors.
  • WizardCast, our new podcast, will be released on Monday afternoons. Mark and I hope that this will be a weekly release, but it’s entirely dependent upon our schedules and our guest schedules. We may not have full episodes every week, but we’re going to try to get you something to the best of our ability.

There are some more changes coming to the site, primarily in the form on improved readability. I’ll love your feedback on the changes and any suggestions you may have. Feel free to leave me message in the comments!

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  • Kristi G

    I like it! I did notice, the detail section of each of the 3 sections (showing the latest post) has links which seem to be in black – the line of who posted, what date and with what tag. Or it’s really close to black and my eyes are just having a case of the Mondays πŸ™‚ I think you asked for feedback so I wanted to mention it. I like how the top bar scales down in prominence as you scroll down the page! Pretty cool!

    • Brian Kwong

      Kristi, you’re 100% correct. I’ve been fiddling around with my settings for days to fix those very links. So far, I’ve been unsuccessful at finding them. The color is actually gray, but with their font size and the black background surrounded with white text it’s nearly impossible to read.

      It’s driving me batty! Hopefully, I’ll find the setting to fix those colors on all the pages.

      Thanks for the feedback! I really appreciate it. I’m basically designing the new look in a semi-hole in the ground. It’s good to get feedback.

  • Kristi G

    No problem! Although now the comment reply text is in white on a white box, so there’s another one to add to your list πŸ˜‰ Thanks for all you do, I think your blog is a great resource!

    • Brian Kwong

      Sigh… Thanks for letting me know that Kristi. I don’t use the comment reply on the page itself and would have never noticed that!

      Now where do I fix that? πŸ™‚

    • Brian Kwong

      Thanks Kristi! Looks like I may have fixed the white on white colors for comments. And thanks to some great help from Kieren Jameson I think I got some of the readability issues fixed. Not sure I’ll keep the red for the author and date but it kind of looks neat

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