We've rolled out some changes today as we put a new "engine" into what we like to think of a classic. It's the same EcommerceBytes, with a slightly different look on the homepage and more horsepower.
We have moved the Newsflash and Update publishing platform to WordPress. We feel that this update will help us in a few ways:
- To make our site load faster
- To make the site layout responsive and mobile-friendly
- And to fulfill a frequent request from our users: allow comments on the articles
At this point, we are not making any changes to the blogs. The layout of the blogs will change slightly to more closely match the main site, but that will happen a little down the road.
You can continue to comment on the EcommerceBytes Blog, AuctionBytes Blog, and Letters to the Editor blog using your existing credentials. The change to a new platform for our articles means you can create new WordPress credentials for our main site and leave comments for Newsflash and Update stories. If we find that readers aren't shy about commenting on the articles with new log-ins, we'll consider moving the blogs to the new platform as well, so they too are easier to read.
Like our readers, we don't like change for the sake of change, but making our website easier to read on mobile appliances is long overdue. Our legacy software has been in place since 1999 (yes, we've been at this for a while).
With this change, we can focus less on the technology of running a site, and more on the content we provide. You can continue to count on us to bring you news and information about selling online - our goal is simply to make it easier for you to read the content and weigh in with your thoughts. (You may have noticed our email newsletters are now easier to read on mobile devices too!)
We hope you'll be patient and let us know if you run into any bumps in the road. We'll be monitoring this blog for feedback and suggestions.
David & Ina