Updates: the latest news from Ross Hori

The latest updates and news from this site and my work.

More tweaks to the website

Thursday, August 3rd, 2023

There’s a few more changes to the website, which I hope will make it easier to use.

  • The subscribe block on the right (if you’re on a larger device) is a bit bigger. It felt cramped before and not so noticeable.
  • The latest blocks on the bottom of posts and pages have a clearer border when you hover over them.
  • The index pages have been tidied up with the main content timeline closer to something you’d expect on social media. Hero images are now under the content (similar to LinkedIn) and I’m using teaser text from the post.
  • I’ve also introduced “status updates” that appear in their entirety in the timeline (like this one) and single images that also appear in the flow. I’ll monitor this to see if it makes sense.

That’s all for this month.

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Site update 1.0.6: RIP Tako and some minor tweaks

Tuesday, August 30th, 2022

Black and white graphic of a sad looking octopus

After feedback about how distracting my unique take on the Hamburger menu was, I’m afraid Tako is no more. The little blinking octopus that served as a route into the “more menu” has been retired and replaced the traditional “3 dots”.

I have been asked why I put it at the bottom of the page, and the answer is mobile users. It’s a lot easier to reach if you’re using your phone one handed on a train.

Couple of other tweaks include:

  • a return of the “asides” – posts better suited to sitting in the blog stream than their own pages;
  • added a changing background to index cards; and
  • tweaks to the social icons.

Feel free to DM me on Twitter if you have any comments.

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Nikki added to the portrait gallery

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2022

Photograph of a white woman sat in grass under a tree wearing a purple catsuit. She has her eyes closed, her legs crossed and a restful look on her face

Taken years ago on a hill outside Wembley. I was looking for some meditation style shots, and Nikki was happy to oblige. It involved sitting in grass in spandex looking serene. The things models do for their photographers(!).

This shot is now in my portrait gallery.

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