Monday, January 29, 2007
New and improved!
I finally got around to some site maintenance and would like to point out a few new features, added for your convenience. First and most importantly, I brushed up on a little HTML code (I'm feeling quite techy about this) and figured out how to actually link to other sites within my posts. A whole new window even opens up for the link! I went back and fixed all the old posts, so if you were avoiding copying and pasting the URLs into the browser, you can go back and check out the links you might have missed. And of course, going forward, it will be easy to follow links, like a real, legit website. Very exciting. Next, as you probably noticed, I added a handy-dandy little counter that gives you a running tab of how many plastic bags are being consumed around the world RIGHT NOW! That's right, folks, we're talking real time. It's pretty crazy--even since I downloaded it yesterday, it's gone up 2 billion bags! I guess that makes sense, if you imagine all the people across the world at a grocery store at any given moment, and all the bags they each carry home with them (and then promptly discard). The third new feature is the sidebar "Search by topic", where you can do exactly that. If you want to go back and refresh your memory about all the tips of the week, for example, you can do it with a click of a button. Or look at all the posts that deal with plastic, that too. I'm still working on naming the categories and labeling each post, but it will be a handy little feature. That's all for now. As always, I'd love to hear any feedback you have about the site and about any changes you're making in your lifestyle.