As you can see, this afternoon, the Human Transit blog has had some visual tweaks and changes as we’ve moved our operations over to WordPress. We’re excited to share the new, cleaner look and feel with everyone, and hope that you agree that its a welcome evolution towards a more readable, easier-to-navigate site.
All the old content and comments should still be here. But moving to a new platform is always a big change, so we hope you’ll pardon our dust as we comb through the back catalog of posts over the coming weeks and make sure everything’s still working. If you see something that doesn’t look right, leave a comment here.
If you read Human Transit using an RSS reader, you may need to update your feed settings to point to here.
Meanwhile, we’ve also updated the firm website, and so we encourage everyone to have a look at that as well.
In the image on the right, that’s definitely a Metro Transit (Minneapolis) bus, but what route is it? I can’t for the life of me think of a route that would go to “Brunswick-42av”. Do you know which one it could be?
Other than not being able to pinpoint my home on your banner up top any more, looking good!
I like it. It seems easier to read.
@Ethan: When you move the “Human Transit” text out of the way, the headsign shows 758. The current map – https://www.metrotransit.org/Data/Sites/1/media/pdfs/Schedules/RouteMaps/30/758Map.pdf – doesn’t have it terminating at Brunswick and 42nd, but the current terminus of the 758N look pretty near to there, so maybe that was an old terminus.
@Matthew: Yes, I suppose that would make sense. Maybe that’s where it terminated before the Robbinsdale Transit Center opened. I don’t know.
Also, how did you move the “Human Transit” text? Inspect element?
Yeah. Right-click on the text, “Inspect Element,” find the element that corresponds to the whole text box, click on it, and press the delete key.
Also, the threaded comments are nice!
A map that does not display frequency! That was not what I expected to see on top of this site…
Web 2.0 is yukky. Too much blank space, and design elements floating in the middle of space for no apparent reason. Whatever. At least there aren’t design elements spinning in and out of existence like on so many other sites nowadays.
If nested comments are working, that is a nice touch.
nested comments are very useful given the kind of discussions there are here.
I don’t see the big deal about the design though, it’s not different (except for cosmetic changes to buttons and stuff) from before except that now you can resize the window or read it on mobile phones without hassle.
Too much blank space? Seriously? That is what I like about this. It is clean. There isn’t a lot of crud on the edges all over the place trying to grab your attention. Even on a huge monitor the width seems about right. On a narrow one (or a phone) it compacts nicely. To each their own I guess, but I like it.
White spaces are spaces for the eye to rest. If there are things everywhere, you get quickly tired. All those white spaces ensure you stay fit longer…and stay longer on the website.
The two things that I don’t like about the new look are:
1) The location for the link to comments is at the start of the article so you have to scroll up to find it and it is not initially clear what its purpose is until you click on it.
2) The links to related posts are above the first comment and do not appear on the screen unless you scroll up. Also there are no pictures with them to stimulate your interest.
If these two items could be cleared up I would prefer this one for its cleaner looks but if they can’t then I preferred the old system.
By changing the RSS address without announcing it first, you have lost the bulk of your audience. My RSS reader (Feedly) tells me that your old site still has 823 subscribers, whereas this one only has 66.
I thought you’d just gone quiet over the holidays, until your latest post was mentioned on another site.
I agree with Moonfriend. I also thought that you’d just stopped posting for a while.
I used to subscribe to new posts by e-mail, but it seems that this functionality no longer works. Can you restore the e-mail updates feature? That’s very handy for those of us who don’t use an RSS reader.
Like you Moonfriend, my Feedly for https://www.humantransit.org/atom.xml went quiet since December 2015. And I didn’t realise it.
I only noticed a new Human Transit post mentioned in Social Media before realising what I’ve been missing, and readded https://humantransit.org/feed into my Feedly.
Jarret could you send a post on https://www.humantransit.org/atom.xml to alert others like me about the change to the new feed at https://humantransit.org/feed ?