It looks like the Subscribe via Email module of our site was disabled since April, but since we didn’t have any new posts, no one noticed. That’s been fixed, and now we have a new post from our trip to Scotland in case you missed it because you were relying on getting an email.
It’s been a while since we last posted, and we’re about to leapfrog a bit. Since we just got back and it’s fresh in our memories (easier to label photos), we’re posting our Scotland trip first. Later, we’ll go back and fill in the backlog of other trips and events we haven’t had time to post.
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I’ve upgraded our photo galleries to use SmugMug’s new features for better viewing. While SmugMug has always been a great image hosting service with a solid foundation, it had some aesthetic and usability problems. They’ve just gone through a major overhaul and I think they’ve done a great job addressing those problems. The result should be a better experience with easier navigation and more natural layout for both desktop and mobile devices.
We’ve got a new site design. I’ve moved the navigation menus (search, archives, categories, feeds) to the footer at the bottom. I also got rid of my sidebar since I didn’t update it as often as I intended to. It’s a cleaner design and displays much better on mobile devices than our old design. It’s also responsive to the size of your screen or browser window (you can try shrinking your browser window to see what I mean). Hope you like it.
Recently there was a problem with visitors not being able to comment on posts. We used a captcha-style validation plug-in to prevent bots from spamming our comment forms. It showed a warped image of a random string of numbers and letters and required that the commenter type that string in when submitting a comment. At some point that plug-in stopped functioning, and its creator no longer supports it. So we’re going to try a new method that doesn’t rely on captcha validation. Commenting is back up now.
Here at Sah and Aaron, we’re proud of our extensive global audience. To illustrate our commitment to our countless international readers, we’re unveiling a new site feature. Not long ago we met with the CEO of Google, and told him we would crush his puny company unless he created an automated translator for our site. A few weeks later we had our site translated into Spanish. “Good start. Now, do it for seven other languages,” we said. Once those were delivered we stepped off his neck. Then in a benevolent moment of “here’s a quarter, buy yourself something nice,” we allowed Google to share this technology with the public.
So here they are… full translations of our entire site:
The following will only work if your browser and OS support these specific languages (if not, you’ll see mostle question marks):