First, I’ve created a home page that is more or less static. The idea of it is that if someone fins this website for the first time, the home page says a bit about the purpose of the site and contains a few handy links to different parts of the site. I say “more or less static” because although most of the text on the page doesn’t change, I’ve inserted a snippet of code which provides links to the three most recent articles published here.
I know this page is a bit “texty”, but I’ve just put it up really quickly to try it out. I’m interested to know what you think of the idea in principle. If you think it’s an OK thing to have, do you think I should put some pictures on it to make it more attractive?
Second, I’ve put in a TweetMeme button. Unfortunately, because of the way Squarespace works, the button appears in the article summaries as well as in the articles themselves, rather than only the latter. The result is that at first glance it looks as though none of my posts have been tweeted at all. In fact, if you were to click on the button in an article summary, it would reference only the general page you’re on. You have to be in the article itself for the button to tweet the exact URL of the article. I’m not sure I like this button, but thought I’d give it a whirl for a few days. Again, your feedback would be much appreciated.
Well, in the cold light of day, and after discussion with Elaine, I've reverted to having the ICT in Education blog as the front page of the website! The new 'Home Page' has now been renamed 'Welcome Page', and serves as an introduction to the website for newcomers.