What Do you Think about RealCrozetVA’s new Design?

by Jim on December 27, 2013

Update 31 December 2013:

I’ve reverted to the old theme. While I really liked the new, modern, clean one, there was a loss of functionality, namely on the Crozet Calendar and other pages that I no longer have the time or knowledge to fix. While I’d love to update the theme to a 2014 style, what’s here works. Darn it.

It’s been a long time since I updated the design of RealCrozetVA and the new WordPress default theme tempted me.

I’m still finding and tweaking pages, layouts, and other such things, but so far I think it’s looking a bit better and it’s definitely better looking on mobile devices.


If you’re curious, this is what the site looked like two days ago.

RealCrozetVA — A community blog for Crozet, Virginia-1.jpg


Apparently, I haven’t updated the “About this Blog” page in some time either. Looks like I’ll be doing that this weekend as I think “potentially new grocery stores” was achieved almost five years ago. :)

Crozet is a unique place to live and there is much to talk about, much of it centered around the growth that we are experiencing. New restaurants, new developments, potentially new grocery stores … new neighbors … My vision for this blog sees this as a place to discuss Crozet’s goings-on, music and cultural events, local vineyards, politics, etc. Please be patient, and if anybody wants to help author or manage this, please let me know.

You may start here to learn a little bit about some of what has been happening in Crozet. I live and work in Crozet and want to facilitate community communication and help Crozet become an even better place to live.?
Ideally, Real Crozet VA will serve as a meeting/discussion point for growth issues, babysitter needs, car-pooling … whatever is needed. Ideas are welcomed; just contact Jim Duncan.

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  • Edward Strauss

    There is a golden rule of webpage design, content and how easy it is for someone to find
    it. Accessibility is also up there as well and more often than not your site is not available 24 hours a day. Right now RealCrozetVa points to a page for Southern Cafe and Music Hall. Other nights it is various other pages. There are back door ways to get to this site though. Ain’t free hosting great??? It’s all about what you hope to achieve by reshuffling your words.
    It is fine either way.Your above comment from 5 years ago was interesting because Crozet
    will soon no longer be unique. The community in a box plan along with the constant influx
    of people wanting what they left will doom the place into oblivion…

    • http://www.realcentralva.com/ Jim Duncan

      1 – Please email me about these back doors.
      2 – What do you mean, it “points to a page for Southern Cafe …?
      3 – What can you not find?

      • Edward Strauss

        Simple to test. Type in realcrozetva.com and see where it takes you some
        late nights after 00:00. This address did point to the page I mentioned when
        I mentioned it. In times like these with the multiple jobs a lot of people work
        the only free time to browse the net is late at night. If I were a Realtor I would
        want to be visible then. I do not have any problems finding things on your site.
        I can not speak for others though…I would not worry about back doors on a
        content only site. I would give more thought on why the shift from a right
        margin focused site to a left one. But, hey, it’s your world…Have fun with it!

  • geo

    The new design looks quite nice on a mobile device. Much easier to see the stories and jump to the bottom to see any recent comments.

    Thanks again!

    • http://www.realcentralva.com/ Jim Duncan

      Thanks. Unfortunately I had to switch back as there were a couple things that just didn’t work. Darn it.

      • geo

        And even better w/ the latest changes.

  • Edward Strauss

    Realcrozetva.com is now pointing to “The Southern Cafe’ & Music Hall”.
    Happy New Year…

    • http://www.realcentralva.com/ Jim Duncan

      Thanks and odd. I’m looking at it now from a foreign IP and it’s going to RealCrozetVA. Mind emailing or posting a screenshot?

  • Edward Strauss

    realcrozetva.com now brings up “The Oak Hill Fund” page.

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