happy 19th birthday to Flick Filosopher!
This site debuted on this day in 1997. There aren’t many movie sites older than this one, and there aren’t many sites that existed back then that are still around today.
I’d like to be able to make it to the big 2-0.
The redesign I mentioned last week has been partly implemented. Mostly it’s about cleaning up all the junk around the periphery: the sidebar has been streamlined, for one. (Google Analytics tells me links there are hardly ever clicked on.) I’d probably get rid of the sidebar permanently if there were an easy way to rebalance the main content.
That is something I’ve achieved with a new layout for some reviews (only those than warrant it, such as long ones). I won’t be rejiggering existing reviews, but you can see what this new layout looks like on the review pages for Star Trek Beyond and Robinson Crusoe (aka The Wild Life). I’d really like to have a sidebar on review pages that contains all the meta stuff (links to the IMDb, DVD shopping links, etc.), but for various technical reasons that I cannot solve (and which might not be solvable at all in WordPress), it’s not possible. The comments sections on those pages is a little wider now, too, which will hopefully make deep threads a little easier to read.
I’m still trying to figure out what to do with the homepage…
I hope you like the slightly new look. Feedback welcome.