Skip to main content

Televisionary 2.0 Launches

Welcome to Televisionary Version 2.0!

After two and a half years and nearly 1500 posts (yes, you read that correctly: 1500 posts!), I figured that Televisionary was definitely in need of a nice fresh coat of paint.

While the bones of the site remain intact, I hope that the new layout and navigation tools allow an ease of use that may have been missing from the site's last version. An embedded search box to the right will sort through all posts from the last two and a half years, an email subscription link (along with the site's feed) can be found just below the masthead, tabs make navigating the site's pages even easier, and the daily features What's On Tonight and What I'm Watching can now be found--rather than at the bottom of the first post of the day--in the sidebar at the right.

I'd love to hear what you think of the new layout and design, so talk back here and let me know your thoughts.


Melissa said…
Looks good Jace. I like how you have more content without having to scroll down.
Anonymous said…
Looks very polished, and we already know about the quality content.

Random thoughts:

-- Nice logo but maybe a bit too much screen real estate given over to it?
-- Moving what's on and what I'm watching out of the main posts is good, but what that means you've pushed Blog Archive and Recent Posts way down. I'm wondering whether a button at the top to pull those up on their own page might not be a bad idea. Might also improve load time as well, takes a while for the right pane to fill out.
-- the recent comments is too narrow/small to show enough of a comment to know what it is actually about. Speaking of comments, thought about using something like Disqus to manage them?
-- also, a request. Any chance of a full feed? By all means include ads.
McD said…
I really like the "What's On Tonight" and the "What I'm Watching Tonight" on the side instead of in a post. Great revamp!
The CineManiac said…
I like it!
Anonymous said…
I love the new look! It's great having the What's On Tonight and What I'm Watching on the side so they are easy to find. Stylish and very user friendly!
Unknown said…
Ditto what mcd said! :)
Unknown said…
This seems like a cleaner and easier-to-read design.

I like having What's-On and What-I'm-Watching in a sidebar.

I agree that the logo is too tall, especially combined with the ad below it. That's almost half the height of my 1280x1024 screen.

I think the extra border in each post creates too much visual tension because there's a main border, a section border, and an article border. Then What Next also has a border (and some duplicate links, such as Digg This).

I'd like to see the "main" content area take up more of my browser's width. There seem to be a few hundred pixels going to waste (at 1280x1024), and that forces the Archives to be very narrow.

Recent Comments is pretty far down and probably won't be discovered.

Categories is rather populated, which makes the page too long.

The Advertising section is empty.
Jace Lacob said…
Thanks to all for the comments. I will definitely take them on board as I move forward with the redesign/relaunch.

To respond to a few salient points:

--Recent Comments has been moved closer to the top into a wider sidebar and I've redone the script there to display post title, author, and date, along with expandable full comments.
--Terraling: looked into using something like Disqus but didn't want to force people to sign up for third-party services in order to comment.
--Will look at reducing the masthead a little to accommodate more content on the front-load.
--Considering full feed though I have expanded the post teases for each post in the feed itself.

Hope that helps!

Popular posts from this blog

Katie Lee Packs Her Knives: Breaking News from Bravo's "Top Chef"

The android has left the building. Or the test kitchen, anyway. Top Chef 's robotic host Katie Lee Joel, the veritable "Uptown Girl" herself (pictured at left), will NOT be sticking around for a second course of Bravo's hit culinary competition. According to a well-placed insider, Joel will "not be returning" to the show. No reason for her departure was cited. Unfortunately, the perfect replacement for Joel, Top Chef judge and professional chef Tom Colicchio, will not be taking over as the reality series' host (damn!). Instead, the show's producers are currently scouring to find a replacement for Joel. Top Chef 's second season was announced by Bravo last month, but no return date has been set for the series' ten-episode sophomore season. Stay tuned as this story develops. UPDATE (6/27): Bravo has now confirmed the above story .

BuzzFeed: Meet The TV Successor To "Serial"

HBO's stranger-than-fiction true crime documentary The Jinx   — about real estate heir Robert Durst — brings the chills and thrills missing since Serial   wrapped up its first season. Serial   obsessives: HBO's latest documentary series is exactly what you've been waiting for.   The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst , like Sarah Koenig's beloved podcast, sifts through old documents, finds new leads from fresh interviews, and seeks to determine just what happened on a fateful day in which the most foul murder was committed. And, also like  Serial  before it,  The Jinx may also hold no ultimate answer to innocence or guilt. But that seems almost beside the point; such investigations often remain murky and unclear, and guilt is not so easy a thing to be judged. Instead, this upcoming six-part tantalizing murder mystery, from director Andrew Jarecki ( Capturing the Friedmans ), is a gripping true crime story that unfolds with all of the speed of a page-turner; it

BuzzFeed: "The Good Wife Is The Best Show On Television Right Now"

The CBS legal drama, now in its sixth season, continually shakes up its narrative foundations and proves itself fearless in the process. Spoilers ahead, if you’re not up to date on the show. At BuzzFeed, you can read my latest feature, " The Good Wife Is The Best Show On Television Right Now," in which I praise CBS' The Good Wife and, well, hail it as the best show currently on television. (Yes, you read that right.) There is no need to be delicate here: If you’re not watching The Good Wife, you are missing out on the best show on television. I won’t qualify that statement in the least — I’m not talking about the best show currently airing on broadcast television or outside of cable or on premium or however you want to sandbox this remarkable show. No, the legal drama is the best thing currently airing on any channel on television. That The Good Wife is this perfect in its sixth season is reason to truly celebrate. Few shows embrace complexity and risk-taking in t