Minor Updates: Content Slider + Email Subscription

Just want to briefly update you on some minor changes to the site. First off, if you've been annoyed by the content slider appearing on every page you visit on this site, it should no longer be a concern. The slider will only be featured on the home page. That way new visitors can see what the biggest new content available is and regular visitors can just browser wherever they need to without having to scroll down the page constantly to avoid the slider.

Second, I've been looking into different subscription and interaction methods for this site including adding more functionality from social networks like Facebook (for log in and comments, for example). I was working on a test page for the best current subscription methods when I came across a "follow by mail" gadget from Google I can apply to this website. I was never intent on having a mailing list, at least not at this time, but having just a small box set up for me that I don't have to do anything for was too perfect to pass up. So I clicked one button and there it is. You can now get updates from this site via email by entering you address and clicking the "submit" button on the right side of this site, right underneath my follow links.

I don't collect the email addresses and I don't know what's done with them so I'll let you all know that right now, but the gadget is made and run by Google (or at least Feedburner, a Google product) so I would assume it's safe. If you prefer other subscription options, the best ways are through an Atom / RSS feed, Facebook, and Twitter.

If you have any questions, suggestions, or concerns, post a comment below or reply on Twitter!