Tuesday, September 1, 2015

The WayBack Machine and a Late Anniversary

For this past Saturday's Saturday Night Genealogy Fun Randy Seaver of Genea-Musings suggested we use The Wayback Machine to see what our blogs looked like over time.  As I was looking I realized that I hadn't written a post for this blog's anniversary so I've combined the two.  My Ancestors and Me was born on August 1, 2009.  The Wayback Machine's first record of it is in 2011.

October 19, 2011:  It took me two years to realize that visitors had to scroll side to side to read posts.  This was taken soon after I changed the width.

January 17, 2012:  This was before I removed the border across the top.  (It didn't show in the above image because cropped it out.)

November 13, 2012:  After I removed the border at the top and changed the "welcome" image and link colors.

December 12, 2013:  The Wayback Machine seems to have been trying to translate my blog into a different language.

 July 2, 2014:  After I added pages and rearranged the sidebar.

March 22, 2015:  More pages but everything else is the same.

The changes have been subtle.  My blog's header has remained the same from the very beginning.  I've never felt the need to change it but looking at these screenshots in quick succession I realize that I could make it shorter so more of each post and image would show above the fold.  My sidebar arrangement has changed through the years as I reconsider my priorities.  It took me a while to realize that new readers might want to know from the beginning (toward the top) about the writer of the blog. 

Don't you think that's enough views of this blog's header for one post?  I do!

Thanks for visiting.


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  1. Well then, Happy Blogiversary (a month late). The Wayback Machine gave us a fun trip through your various looks.

  2. Thanks, Wendy. It was fun to look but there was so little variety and few changes.


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