Hey! What happened to Capitol Hill Blue?

Yep, we’re making some changes here at Blue. New look, new content management system and, we hope, better service to our readers.

Capitol Hill Blue is migrating over to a new content management system this weekend. Comments to stories have been suspended on the old server but our recent stories and comments have been transferred here to the new site and you can still add your comments.

During the changeover, some links may not work but we hope to get everything up and running by Monday.

Comments

  1. Bryan

    Dear Doug,

    I basically like the new design of your website. Advertising pays the freight so it’s a necessary evil until CHB readers become paying subscribers. Ugh. Perish the thought.

    Gil’s complaint of “crunching everything up to fit a smaller screen resolution” could be solved if you reduced the writer’s intro: “Bryan Says” this or that. And does the reader really need to know that there are 18 responses to the article — a bit redundant since you number each opinion.

    Also, if my newspaper experience serves me, isn’t it a bit ego inflating to have a writer’s name splashed in large, boldface Times New Roman above what amounts to non-expert opinion pieces? I think it is more interesting to read a well-written muse and discover later who penned it. The author is less important than an insightful comment and when it was made. Really. The rest is personality.

    I think your original intuition to place the author’s name in smaller type and in the signature position is correct. Trust it. I enjoy the comments. Many are wild and informative. To be sure, these are personal observations from well-read people.

    I hardly see myself deserving of what amounts to a boldface byline. No offense. These are not political columns written by New York Times editorialists. We certainly deserve a place to air our thoughts about the world. But we are not columnists. Thank you.

    Bryan Raymond

  2. J.W.-TX REBEL-C.S.A.

    I DONT CARE HOW YALL LOOK;JUST KEEP GIVING US GOOD NEWS LIKE YALL HAVE BEEN;NOT LIKE FOX NEWS WHO KISSES BUSHS PEOPLES ASSES!!!! AND LIESSSSS LIKE THE [NWO- POLICE STATE LOVING-MURDERING-NON FOLLOWING CONSTITUTION-POWER HUNGERY-NAZI SS-KILLERS ] THEY ARE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! P.S. NEVER SURRENDER YOUR GUNS OR YOUR RIGHTS!!! J.W.

  3. Mike

    I like the new look. It displays well on my Powerbook using the Safari browser. It also handles larger font display well, which has been a problem in the past. My failing eyes need big type. Thanks for a great website.

  4. Gil.

    IE6, Doug. Didn’t like 7 and dumped it. So, I suppose I’ll just have to sit over to the side of my monitor when I read CHB.

  5. Gil writes:

    I’m getting absolutely nothing past the word Opinion in the masthead. Perhaps you’re crunching everything up to fit a smaller screen resolution than I’m using or using a different browser (I prefer IE). But whatever the reason, I’m finding the format very peculiar and distracting.

    Sounds like a CSS problem with your browser. The pages display fine in IE 7 and Firefox 2.0. What version of IE are you using?

    –Doug

  6. I’m getting absolutely nothing past the word Opinion in the masthead. Perhaps you’re crunching everything up to fit a smaller screen resolution than I’m using or using a different browser (I prefer IE). But whatever the reason, I’m finding the format very peculiar and distracting.

  7. The South Point

    Much better now for the left margin. The font use is better too. The line space between entries makes it easier to see each comment better.

    Looking sharper, looking sharper…

    I do sorta miss that that inane ad for email emoticons, though. I never use emoticons in my email, but they were fun to look at. I always felt that some of them would be fun to use in RR. RR could use a few more emoticons. Particularly the goofier looking ones. And in particular, one that jist sez “Ha ha! Aren’t *I* the snide facetious smartass…!”