We're Pleased to Announce....

... after a rather gargantuan effort - Not the Jet Set 2.0

The new template is up and in beta release. [If you happen to find a dead link or something we missed, drop us a line. Thanks!] The new version sports a cleaner look but the same great content you've come to know and love.

Hit the jump for a full list of what's new and what you won't find anymore.

  • The Blogger bar is gone - Instead you'll find some quick links across the top and a search function integrated just below the logo.
  • A Fuller Disclosure - Our new goals have been added, old ones are still visible.
  • Twitter - The Mrs. is on the twitter scene. Follow her through her busy days with the big blue t
  • Add only this - the 'add this' button has long been a part of this site and is now the only integrated way to bookmark and share.
  • 3 Columns Plus - Our new layout sports 3 columns with space for advertisers, including our very first - Auntie Em's Sewing Room.
  • Classic Comments - We tested JS-Kit and Intense Debate comment systems. Both had their positives, but were also not without issues. You'll find neither on the new template as commenting shouldn't be a chore.
  • Downloads, Buttons - They're still here. Check out the links across the top.
  • Subscriptions - Drastically cleaned up. RSS, Email, still here and easy to find.
  • Much ado about labels - The Mrs. has gone through and given the labels a good scrub with a mixture of Borax and white vinegar. Apparently they had gotten quite messy. Previously all personal finance posts were lumped together. Now you'll find them broken up into things like Budgeting 101, Our Family's Finances, and Work Life.
There is probably another couple dozen things we have cleaned up, overhauled, tweaked or adjusted. But those are the big ones.

Let us know what you think!


Mr. (not) the Jet Set said...

We're using the pop-up comments for now. I'd like to use the new-fangled embedded comments, but that will have to come later.

Anonymous said...

So what happened to all of the comments that were on the site before you re-vamped it? They seem to have disappeared.

Mr. (not) the Jet Set said...

Yes, so Intense Debate kinda suckers you in with this "easy to import and export" comments claim. Though now it appears that they have removed their widget to export the comments back to blogger.

I do have them saved in an XML file from IDC. So until IDC gets their act together, or someone else figures it out, those comments will be hanging out there in limbo.

I know. I hate it too.

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