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Quote of the Day - I want to believe in intelligent design, and hence I am suspicious of anything that seems to confirm my desire to believe. - James Lileks, The Bleat

New and Improved Graphics, Animation, Audio and a Host of Features for MIPTC

On August 9, 2005, you will notice a new look here at MIPTC, just a few days after our two-year anniversary - August 4, 2005 (and some 800+ posts later). There are some significant design changes: animation, sound, new graphics, menus, and a cleaner look. Upon loading the page, you'll notice that the script for the name of blog animates, and you can hear it write, and dip in the inkwell to refresh the ink. If you want to see it again, position your cursor over the inkwell and click.

The Old English Judge is also animated, and he speaks. If you run your cursor across the judge, you'll hear him try to get your attention with an "a-hem" or two, and two spoken phrases.

The drop-down menus across the top of the scroll clean up the left navigation bar and guide you to the many features available on MIPTC. Please, click away and look around. There are several features available, and among them translation into many different languages.

You can also sign up for daily email updates, leave audio comments in your own voice, and visit the MIPTC store (and hopefully walk away with some trinkets of the judge). RSS fees are available for MITPC's headline, summary and full-text feeds, as well as our podcast and vidcast feeds.

You'll see on the left navigation bar rotating photographs of the author (and the author typing on his favorite keyboard), as well as our namesake book and its author, Leonard Rivkin, who was kind enough to give MIPTC the .com extension for the blog.

Across the top of the scroll, MIPTC has also added a drop-down menu for our sponsors, and, and we hope you visit and express your appreciation for them helping bring you MIPTC.

For those of you who have an aversion to graphics and small text, MIPTC is now accessible to those who are blind or differently-abled.

If you're like me and use a Pocket PC or other web-enabled PDA, MIPTC is also set up for you, too. You can read MIPTC on your PDA because we're PDA-friendly.

There are a host of other small changes, too, which you'll find as you look around. Kind of like those old Highlights magazines.

Thanks for being a loyal reader, and I hope you enjoy the new look and new features. As always, if you have some suggestions, please send me an email, leave me a comment of give me a call. Most of the features that are here now were suggested by readers.

Posted by J. Craig Williams on 8/8/2005 at 22:40 Comments (1)



Comments by Chase Exon from United States on Friday, August 19, 2005 at 15:27

Wow! I love the flash animation. You don't see that on too many blogs these days. I really like the new design, and I'm glad the judge is still in there. I'm actually studying for the LSATs, so I'm taking some time off blogging, but I'll be back!


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