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Sunday, April 17, 2011

Dog-Dynamic View of All Things Dog Blog

by Carrie Boyko, CEB
© Carrie Boyko
Test Out Some Alternate
Blog Displays on Today's Playground

Just for fun today, I'm going to give you a few links that you have some fun with. This first one is a patchwork quilt view of my blog. Try it at this link. When you're done experimenting, just hit the back key to return.

Each block that you saw in that previous view is a flipcard that represents a blog post. Click to see the other side of the flip card. One side is the title and the other side is an image from the post. Double click the title to read the post. Cool, huh?

Want to try a few others on for size? 

A Mosaic view is here. This offers a variety of different shapes and sizes. Just click to view a whole post.

Now try the Sidebar view, where recent posts show up as thumbnails in the sidebar turned menu. It's just a different way to enjoy getting around.

The Snapshot view is pretty cool, but makes me feel a bit dizzy. How about you?

Finally, the Timeslide view is confusing at first, but give it a chance. Be sure to test out the right-hand column. Each link opens up a dropdown of the post. When I discovered this I had a boatload of fun playing with it. Hover your cursor over the link to see a few lines; click the link to see the whole post in full screen view. It's pretty clever and fun to play with. I enjoyed the full screen view so much I didn't want to go back.

So, which do you like best? Have some fun today clicking around these new views. Later I'll run a poll and see what you think. Don't let that stop you from commenting now--go for it! Should I offer different views so you can experience my content in your favorite method? Have fun on my bloggie dogpark today. I did!  

And as always, don't forget to visit 5 Minutes for Fido, where Tanner and Oliver spout off their opinions and generally offer up silliness. I think they like the new views, but who knows which they will decide to use...stay tuned.


FANCY the Red Standard Poodle said...


Maybe I'm too old to change.

Didn't realize each photo represented a post...but I should have...

BrownDog's Human

P.S. Preferred the sidebar...just gettin' old I things clean and simple.

Elizabeth said...

I LOVE the Timeslide view! It's so weird to see your site in a different way. Can't wait to vote for it in the poll. :)

Pup Fan said...

Hmmm.... I'll have to ponder this one. I'm interested to see what everyone thinks!

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