Monday, September 20, 2004

Site update

In the past few weeks, I've made a few tweaks to the ScienceMusings site.

I see that some of you are already using the blog's RSS feed. I've also added a feed for the weekly essays if you only want to read those and not all the blather over here on the blog ;-)

For those unfamiliar with RSS, it is a method for receiving frequently updated web content without necessarily using a web browser. RSS reader software will let you know when your favorite web sites have been updated and automatically download the latest content.

Also, if you're interested in a good web browser that supports RSS, you should try out Mozilla's FireFox. The sooner you stop using Internet Explorer the happier you will be.

I've also added an "Events" page to the site. Here Chet will list his upcoming speaking engagements and book signings. If you see something in your area, go check it out! If I may say so, Chet always puts on a good show.

I've made the Musings page more printer friendly. Many other sites do this by providing a separate printable page that doesn't have all the extraneous muck that web sites have, just the text. I've opted to use what I feel is a more elegant solution--a media-specific style sheet. Any webheads out there can read a good explanation of this technique at A List Apart. For everybody else, you don't need to click anything, just print it and all should be well.

Lastly, if any of you have any comments or suggestions relating to the design of this site, please let me know -- tom@sciencemusings.com. One thing I do have planned for the future is building a searchable archive of the Globe columns. Since that's twenty years worth of material, it may come slowly however.

Thanks to all our regular visitors! Keep the comments coming, we love 'em.