While we spend a good amount of time trying to ensure a clean, easily readable template for this site (and ensure everyone gets to experience the modern marvel of rounded corners!), we know you can’t please everyone. Heck, when you run a site rooted in what used to be counter-culture, you should know you can’t please everyone! So we’ve added a bunch of new templates for readers to check out our content in a number of different ways.
Now, on with the new. Note that all of the new templates eschew our sidebar and universal Add This button. Feel free to browse around and update bookmarks as you wish. You can always force your way back to our prime universe format on any devices using www.GrowingUpOtaku.com/?m=0
The major addition is the mobile template. GUO users on phones will automatically be directed to the trimmed down format shown above. You can access it from any other devices via the URL www.GrowingUpOtaku.com/?m=1 Phone users who don’t want the mobile template will need to update their bookmarks to www.GrowingUpOtaku.com/?m=0 or click the “View web version” link at the bottom on each visit.
Next up are a batch of HTML5 “dynamic” templates. These are automagically generated by Google. I can’t tinker with them even if I wanted to (and, boy, do I want to). These are pretty stark in appearance, but most feature interesting tricks like infinite scrolling and should work on all modern HTML5 compatible browsers. They’re also all linked together allowing users to change the format of our page on a whim using the bar under the title. For ease of bookmarking, here are the direct links to each of the new HTML5 templates:
- http://www.growingupotaku.com/view/classic – The infinite blogroll
- http://www.growingupotaku.com/view/flipcard – Resize your browser window to make the pictures boogie
- http://www.growingupotaku.com/view/magazine – I kinda like this one, what the the zoomy thing
- http://www.growingupotaku.com/view/mosaic – Somewhere between a bad MySpace page and Pintrest
- http://www.growingupotaku.com/view/sidebar – When you care enough to see the very least
- http://www.growingupotaku.com/view/snapshot – I really hate this one
- http://www.growingupotaku.com/view/timeslide – I have no idea what this one is trying to do
So there ya go! Eight new ways to browse Growing Up Otaku. Hopefully these will help our anyone who have been having problems with compatibility or load times. Not that they’ll see this post due to compatibility or load times… but… Hey, new stuff to play with! Yay!