It was bound to happen sooner or later, but we finally out grew the original website. To help ease the transition from olde to new, and to show you what we’ve added and improved, here’s a quick primer:
Content Preview Carousel
What probably jumps right out at you is the big picture/text combo that serves as a preview for our content. The latest four releases will be featured here and will steadily rotate. Can’t decided what to read first? Just stare at the screen and see what catches your eye as it scrolls through. Be warned: this site is ridiculously good looking, so it’s easy to just completely lose track of time while gazing at it.
Subscribe Right on the Homepage
No more extra steps or needless site navigation. Love the Level? Know simple math? Then you can sign up for a free subscription right on the new homepage! If you’re struggling with simple math, then we might be able to hook you up with tutor.
Latest Issue Download
Download the latest issue right from the menu bar on the homepage. Gone is the static image of the latest issue, but it was redundant and taking up valuable space anyway. Speaking of the magazine…
You’ll notice that underneath the content preview window is a horizontal rotating carousel that features all issues of the magazine. Click on one and it brings you to a detailed listing of that issue’s table of contents, along with a link to download it (for free, of course).
Up in the menu bar is an Issues option that brings you to a screen showing a small preview of all the issue. Clicking on one of those brings you to the same table of contents page describe above.
When you grow up, sometimes the terminology has to grow with you. What used to be labeled as blog posts is now contained under the option Articles in the main menu bar. Everything found under the old blog section can be found here.
The latest blog post shows up on the main page, the rest can be found under Articles. There’s a drop down menu under Articles in which a couple of our more popular categories are offered as a shortcut. The other categories, although not offered as a drop down option, are still all included in the Articles section.
Gone is the old video gallery tab, replaced with a more visually appealing Youtube channel. The video that was embedded in the old blog posts is still available wherever it was embedded. The only difference here is now you can easily click on the Youtube icon in upper right corner and it brings you to a faster, cleaner way of perusing our video content.
Improved Twitter feed
We’ve been having a blast interacting with the Legion via Twitter, and with this new and improved Twitter widget you can see what you might have been missing out on. It also gives the option to tweet right to us from that page.
Improved Twitter feed, Youtube channel…what’s missing? Google+…we finally have a presence on Google+ and are excited about making new friends there and strengthening ties with existing ones as well. We’re proud of what we do here and we want to make it as easy as possible for you to access it. In the upper right hand portion of the main screen you notice the social media icons, which for now are just Facebook, Twitter and Youtube. Use those to help stay connected to everything that we do.
Joe Navas finally got around to submitting a bio, check out our updated About Us page to see what I’m talking about. And please, join us in saying a loud, sarcastic “It’s about time, Joe!”. Joe’s done a lot of great work with us, and it’s good to see him listed there finally.
We’ll be constantly tweaking and looking to improve whenever we can. We’ll be adding a poll to the main page very soon, and then tweaking the categories and tags on all the content to make for a streamlined search for anyone sifting through our archives. When things change, you’ll be the first to know!