Changes to FTW

Adeptus Arbite squad by Marc Raley

First, I hope everyone had a good weekend and holiday.

I managed to get tons of work done on a number of projects that I'll be updating here in the coming weeks. Lots of very cool stuff.

As you can see, the site has a new look. I decided to get rid of the non-Blogger elements in the site and go with a Blogger template. While doing that, I decided to add the third column back in on the left. I'm planning on using this for link lists so I can get to lots of different places quickly.

Nothing has been removed from the site. In fact most things are exactly where they were before I put the new template up. Actually they're not, most of the "links" have been brought over to the left for easy navigation.

The one big change to the site is to the FTW Blogger Group blog rolls. They no longer scroll and only show the top 5 most recent posts. If you want to see the rest of the posts in that roll, you just need to click on the Show All link at the bottom of the roll. Just like all the other blog rolls out there on the planet.

The reason for this change was maintaining the rolls was becoming too much for one person to keep track of. It was quickly becoming a "Police State" here on FTW. I was finding myself doing "maintenance" and "policing" more than I was doing hobby stuff or spending time looking through what others had recently posted. Not how I want to spend my hobby time. I'd rather be commenting on others bolgs instead of doing daily upkeep here.

While I'm sure some people liked the scrolling capabilty of the rolls, I hope you guys understand the changes needed to keep the site running and my sanity in place.

and last but not least, the Storm Wardens Project is rounding the final weeks. The last day for donations is the 18th of July. You're crazy if you haven't gotten in on this and donated yet. All the info is on the right. All the money goes to the charity Doctors Without Borders, so help us raise as much money as possible.

I'll be posting updates of my command squad banner bearer this week so stay tuned for those.

Ron, From the WarpIf you've got any questions about something in this post, shoot me a comment and I'll be glad to answer. Make sure to share your hobby tips and thoughts in the comments below!