As time permitted over the past several days, much work was done to (hopefully) improve the performance of ryansrally.org. I’d consider the upgrades to be in the “beta” stage, since only time will tell if they work as envisioned. I’m actually going to keep my fingers crossed when I publish this post to see if all went according to plan.
Twitter. For those of you who use Twitter, Ryan’s Rally is now active. Just follow us @RyansRally. Anytime I update this website with a post, it will automatically tweet any followers. Since I am new to this communication I might not be using the appropriate lingo, so I hope I’m getting my message across.
- Advertising. With the help of a fellow WVU alum, a couple of advertisment sections are now included. If something interest you, please click on it. But a word of caution, please do not continually click ads in an effort to help raise money. This will certainly throw up a red flag and might jeopardize future opportunities.
- E-mail Notifications. I believe I finally have this working again. What a pain in the butt that turned out to be, but I feel it is well worth it. Just like the above enhancements, I am doing everything I can to make visiting this site as easy and enjoyable as possible.To sign-up for email alerts of new posts, scroll to the bottom of the page and enter your email. Important! You will receive an email that will ask you to confirm your subscription by clicking a link.
- Site Performance. Again, only time will tell, but I believe everything is now optimized for speed and appearance. My only concern remaining is with the hosting company (godaddy.com), since they haven’t been as responsive as I had hoped.
Please be looking for another post sometime today that is related to Ryan. After all, that’s why your all here. I have some good news to report on the basement project that I want to share.
Good job on the updates, Ken! Keep up the good work 🙂
Mike, I owe it all to you! You’re a tremendous help getting all this working.
Nonsense, I didn’t do a thing! Everything on this blog is 100% you! Keep up the great work, we are all in your corner 😀
John Maletta says
The updated site looks great! Way to “get your geek on”, buddy!
Yep, that’s me… geek chic.
Ms. Blasé says
“please do not continually click ads in an effort to help raise money”
Dang! Foiled again!
anna welsh says
Incredible time you put into this plus caring for Ryan. Glad you said not to keep hitting the ads to raise money, I wouldn’t have known any better and would have done it. Hope you are all having a good day.
Looks good in IE6!
Jo Hobbs says
Thanks for this update, Ken — looking better all the time! Your expertise is dazzeling! Check in later today. Still here. Some of us may sign up for “Ken’s Computer Enhancement Skills!” Gail? When can you join me in Ashburn? LOL