27 Mar 2021
Blog update - 27th March
Hello friend, it’s Titch here.
When I first put this blog online, I had a load of pages of ‘categories’ all available to click through and navigate (despite there being zero blog posts to fill them out with) - but it was a logistical nightmare and took a LOT of HTML files to manage it (in short, yuck). This is due to the way I’ve coded and currently host the blog.
Since then, when I eventually found a minute between life, work and YouTube video scheduling, I finally found a gap to add in a couple of things I was so desperate to do for the blog for months. And so, the face of the blog has changed slightly since you last visited:
There are now some category pages - but instead of reams and reams of them, there are just some there for the posts that currently exist.
The navigation menu looks and functions slightly different, as it now has nested drop-downs that allow for deeper category navigating. So, if you want to read a post on Shenmue, you won’t have to wade through a ‘gaming’ category page to find the posts as it has its own off-shoot on the ‘gaming’ category menu. If that description made no sense, you can probably work out what my gibberish meant by just rolling your mouse / finger around the navigation bar above.
My next goals are to have:
A search bar. (Edit 28/03/21 - This is now added at the bottom as an internal Google Search Engine on the footer of all pages - exciting!)
Pagination on the blog homepage rather than infinity scrolling. (Edit 28/03/21 - This was a nightmare and kept breaking the blog so have left it for now, and instead just show the 3 most recent posts on the frontpage, and then you can search / navigate the site via categories.)
I’m not sure if they are feasible but I’ll do some investigating. Baby steps, though! It took this long for this update. Gosh, it’s hard work self-managing a blog. I’ll just get a vulnerability-riddled WordPress server next time. ;)
Thanks for reading - that was all.
Oh, and my YouTube channel has now hit 30 subscribers - thank you again, I’m chuffed!