Hey you! Daily of the Day Needs Your Help!
Since April, DotD has been dedicated to working night and day to provide you your dose of funny internet news, heartwarming stories, cat videos, things that can only be described as WTF?! and everything in between.
And we'll be totally honest with you: WE LOVE OUR JOBS.
Thankfully, we have seen a lot of growth with the site, but because the past few months have been so crazy, we've really fallen behind in some general housekeeping.
We recently got an estimate for all of the work we need to have done, and it's going to cost around $2,000 to get everything finished up. Before you freak out... there will be very few changes to the site's aesthetic and functionality.
Here's What We Need Fixed:
The biggest piece of work that needs to be done involves all backend stuff that you won't even see, but you'll definitely know once it's fixed. I'm sure you've come across times when our site simply doesn't load as fast as it probably should, and it can definitely be frustrating.
We've certainly noticed it and want to work out a way to optimize DotD so that load time is improved and you have an even happier internet browsing experience.
We want you to know exactly what you're donating your money to, so below is a very brief outline of the changes we're making, and of course, you'll be able to find out more details on our site.
- While the home page will always be dedicated to 'Daily of the Day' content, we want to allow users who just want Nerd or Music news to filter out other posts based on their preferences.
- We will be updating the 'Suggest a Story' form to allow you to send suggestions to different sources.
- Stylistically, we're going to move the posts over to the left a bit so everything isn't quite so jumbled together. Your eyes will thank us, we promise. This also includes some very, very minor stylistic changes (for example, possibly changing the font on the site.)
- Optimizing the site for SUPER SONIC SPEEDS.
- Commenting! No, we are *not* getting rid of Disqus or changing the overall commenting structure at all. BUT, this is one of the things that I am the most excited about, so I don't want to tell you too much. We will tell you that the way we'll be setting up the comments to allow for faster browsing on the main page, as well as act as a bit of an incentive for users to make the highest rated comment! :-)
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