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I’ve done a redesign of my website

If you are reading this then I hope you might have noticed that things look a little different on here. I have used Squarespace for my website for a few years now and last week I took it upon myself to spend a few early mornings overhauling the website and blog to freshen things up a bit.

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It’s still the same content but for example I wanted to give my photos more room to breathe by changing up the way the galleries work and giving them more space across a screen - which I might add you will most likely not really notice if you are looking at this on a mobile phone. I get completely that a hell of a lot of people access the internet from their mobiles these days, indeed a few issues I had with this redesign were making sure that the Fishing Tackle pages worked okay, but for me and my photos and how I want to show them off I can’t help but default my thinking to a larger computer monitor or at least a tablet screen. I want my fishing photos to jump out at you!

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I don’t know how you get to this blog page (saved link, homepage, blog landing page etc.), but I tried to keep the actual main “these are the latest blog posts” landing page as simple and close to my last one as possible (as per above) because it seems to work well and I like the lack of clutter.

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Please note that you can efficiently search all my blog posts by using the Search box. I use it myself when I am trying to find references on certain blog posts and this search facility works really well. I don’t know how many of you use it, but I have highlighted where it is on the blog landing page above. I hope it helps.

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At the bottom of this blog landing page there is a also an option to subscribe to the blog - loads of you kindly do - and please believe me when I say that your email addresses go no further than me. Below that Subscribe option there is then the facility to click through to a wildly exciting page which is in fact a list of all the blog posts I have ever written, organised by date and highlighted above.

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The Fishing Tackle pages are the same (loads of) information on all the tackle tartery that so many of us love, so please make sure to scroll down the page and click through to the various pages if that’s what you are after. Again I have tried to make all this easily accessible and simple to view. To be honest it’s a resource that I sometimes struggle to keep on top of with but I also recognise that it seems to help a number of anglers out with their buying decisions - and I would like to thank those of you who kindly buy some of your stuff through the affiliate links. It is hugely appreciated and it genuinely does help me to keep going with the fishing tackle side of things on here. Thank you!

And of course if you are reading this then I hope you like the new main blog page which I hope is cleaner and less cluttered than the old one. It’s deliberately meant to be about the blog post and nothing else and I’d be interested to know what you think in the comments section below. I got rid of the sidebars to allow the content to do its thing and now I have lived with the new design for a few days I am really happy. It’s the same but different!

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