New Look for All Roads

Sunday, July 11, 2010 8:57
Posted in category Uncategorized

After about a year of planing, designing, procrastinating… and more procrastinating… I am happy to release the newest All Roads Lead to China.

Still only about 95% complete, I hope that the new design and functionality will help readers make your way through the 3+ years of posts, city reports, maps, and resources that have are now on the site.

Comments, Suggestions, and Tips are all appreciated

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7 Responses to “New Look for All Roads”

  1. Fons Tuinstra says:

    July 11th, 2010 at 9:16 am

    Well, the start was not really good: Google warned me that your site could harm my online life. I clicked through anyway. I’m not sure what happened then, but some Sun software started and failed, but that might be unrelated.

  2. uk visas says:

    July 11th, 2010 at 12:57 pm

    I think it looks great – original and stylish.

  3. Jesse Covner says:

    July 11th, 2010 at 6:52 pm

    I like the new look.  Did you pay someone to make the graphic on the top?  Best of all, IMHO, is that you have a home button right there for everyone to see.  If you come to the post from an RSS feed, on the old layout, you could not easily find a way to get back to the “home” page and see other posts.  (I didn’t want to mention it to you because I already come off as too much of a “know-it-all”.)

    Anyway you can get those interview pics on yuku or tudo, so people here can see it without having to use a VPN?

  4. Jesse Covner says:

    July 11th, 2010 at 8:45 pm

    @Fons Tuinsta

    Are you using Google Chrome browser?  I had exactly the same problem.  BUT, I had that problem sometimes on the old site layout as well, and with my site.  I believe it has something to do with a link thats in some WordPress template elements, but I’m not sure.  My website service provider told me that there was not problem (when I had this problem with my site)

  5. Rich says:

    July 11th, 2010 at 9:02 pm

    @FONS / Jesse

    thanks for comments. The problem you are eperiencing is apparently the latest hack that has hit the WP world. A number of sites hosted on Media Temple (where I am hosted.. for now) were hit, and that is the problem. I think I have the problem resolved, but just in case, send me an email later if you have the same issues

    @ Jesse – I did not pay anyone with cash.. yet 🙂 The template is paid for, but the logo was a “freebie” from one of my good friends. …. and … reason for staying on Youtube is that 70% of my traffic is outside China. Were I to load on a China based server, that would impact them. I know.. it sucks.

    thanks for the comments. I agree the old site was a bit of a mess, and that was my primary reason for changing the theme and putting a little more time/ money into it. I have some additional things that will be coming in once I work out the hacking issue.

    @UK Visas – Thanks. I’ll let the designer know!

  6. Etienne says:

    July 12th, 2010 at 6:22 am

    Nice look. Cleaner and sharper. Good you decided to move ahead with it ! Thanks

  7. irisreading says:

    July 12th, 2010 at 7:56 am

    Hey,
    the new design is awesome! Simple and clear!
    I like it a lot!
    Congratulations!