Redesign: News v Articles

From my last redesign, the main page of the site was simply a list of each article. Tonight I made a better distinction between “news” items and “articles”.

News items are based on the current date and can contain anything from a short concept, a link to something interesting, or an introduction to a longer article on this site. It’s kind of based on the weblog concept, although I doubt I will be writing often enough for it to be considered a true weblog.

Articles are the longer stories and ideas. The Articles use keywords as categories such as “Palm”, “Site”, etc. The standard links on the left of each web page will bring up a page with all articles matching that keyword.

For this change, I also made a slight change in CityDesk so that I’m only using one template. Using the built-in script language I’ve got a couple of conditional includes for the site’s home page as well as all the articles and news items.

See the before (PNG, 19 KB) and after (PNG, 22 KB) pictures of the home page.