Changes are afoot
Some fairly major site changes today:
* The front page look and feel has been tweaked considerably. I think it'll let me fit more information on the front page, but it does make it harder to find articles without using search or the nav.
* I added a Baker's Blog section. I found that often after I baked I wanted to record information about it. When there was nothing exciting to tell people a featured article or forum post did not seem appropriate, but a blog entry seemed just about right.
Registered users can apply for a baker's blog by filling out this form. An admin will approve it and you'll be good to go if you want to blog your own baking here.
Please be patient if you run into any problems. I'm just setting this section up, so I've got a bit to learn. The guys who developed it are from Japan, so some of the error messages you may run into may not quite make sense. Overall it seems like a nice package though.
* Comments on news articles require you to be logged in now. We were getting too much spam (comments that we had to delete).
* I've added a "Remember Me" checkbox, so now you shouldn't have to log in every time you visit the site. I think, like GMail, it'll remember your log in for 2 weeks now.
That's it. Please let me know what you think of these changes. The site is still maturing (only 3 months old), so I'm trying to get a sense of what works for people and what does not. Feedback is appreciated.