New Site Design UPDATE

By Too Conservative

I hope y’all like the new site design. Matt Mahrer designed the new site which I think looks great.

If you click the Share This button below each post you’re now able to e-mail the posts to others.

Thanks again for all of the donors!

Also on a side note….Andy Harrover announced a few days ago that he is not running for Manassas Mayor. I’ll try and do a post about this race in the days ahead.


Most of your concerns have been fixed and the top banner now links back to the home page.


  • J.R. Hoeft says:

    Very nice. I like it!

  • emc says:

    Wow! Just got up for my morning dose of TC and man oh day – Nice work guys!

  • Jose Kinusee says:

    Not as readible and a bit chaotic. Will this setup give you a chance to make some money from the site? Need to pay college bills don’t ya?

    Thanks for having Northern Virginia’s best statesman in the mast-head,,,that being Delegate Joe May, of course.

  • Jose Kinusee says:

    Can you perhaps fix the clock? My significant other may want to use this against me sometime in the future.

  • Just Another Lurker says:

    The gray-on-white text in the main post and “leave a comment” sections is hard to read. The blue-on-white text of the comments is hard to read. The fact that the sidebars and the main column all use a white background makes it all look unorganized, as though they are all one section of text, instead of three. I have the same problem with the main article above the comments, with nothing differentiating any section from any other.

    Sorry to be so negative, but I think the old site was better. If nothing else, please use black-on-white for your text. My old eyes won’t be able to use it as it is now.

  • NoVA Scout says:

    A little tweaking may help the readability issues – some of this is just getting used to the new format. But, Congratulations on the renovation. Now that the old one is gone, I can ask something that I’ve wondered about for years: what was the significance of the subway train that used to top the left-hand column? It looked like New York City’s system, but I was never sure.

  • 10 feet tall and Bulletproof says:

    Look, I’m a conservative. I don’t like change, and I can’t even read the text anymore.
    The overall “brightening of the page is great, and projects an open kind of feel…
    But the text needs to be black, because even with my glasses, I can’t make out the contrast in this comment box.

  • Loudoun Moderate says:

    I like the design but I agree with others, the blue-on-white text is difficult to read

  • Ah, change 🙂 Yes, you could darken the text a bit. And fix the categories so that they don’t bump up against the line on the left.

    But the biggest thing that I see that needs to be fixed? A “home” button that is easily accessible (not buried at the bottom of the page). Try making the header clickable or putting a home button at the top of the page.

  • One more thing: page navigation. There needs to be a next page (and, as appropriate, previous page) at the bottom of each page of posts. Right now, I don’t see any way to get to earlier posts.

  • Janie says:

    I love it! Much better.

  • Great – Fresh look. Keep the right centered content coming. Would you change our link from Arkansas gop Wing to ARRA News Service.

    I didn’t realize Jim Gilmore was in the race for US Senate. Been too busy following presidential primary and a couple other races. Please drop me a note and fill me in on this VA race – who is running etc. for the GOP Senate nomination.

    Have a Happy news Years day!

  • Lee j says:

    I like this new site it looks good and easy to read, apparently it has been tweaked very nicely from the original proposed color scheme.
    I am sure you all will be improving it as time goes on, but ya all are off to an excellent start. 🙂

  • NoVA Scout says:

    After a few days of adjustment, I think it’s great. Very nice, TC.

  • Loudoun lady says:

    Haven’t been here in awhile but the new site looks nice.

    Happy New Year!

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