Thanks for your patience yesterday. As I explained, the blog was undergoing some scheduled maintenance in the evening, which went smoothly this time around. While the blog should have still been visible as usual, comments were disabled for a couple of hours.
The updates weren’t nearly as big as the blog redesign from last summer, but some minor (hopefully positive) changes have been made!
So, what’s new?
Mobile Sucks Less
One of the big challenges around here has been the mobile version of the blog. I know many of you interact with the site on mobile, so starting today you’ll see what I hope is an improved mobile navigation and a smoother, more responsive, design.
The issues with ads getting cut off and the entire site “sliding” rather than scrolling should be better now as well.
The biggest changes with this update are to the Trip Report Index. You’ll now see airline, lounge, and hotel reviews listed by date, with the most recent reports in each category listed first.
You can also sort alphabetically if you want to skim reports by name.
Beyond that (and this is awesome), the trip reports are now searchable. If you want to pull up reviews of all the Park Hyatts, for example, you can do that:
Or if you wanted to compare the different A380 products, you can do that:
And if you wanted to look at all the lounge reviews at the Los Angeles LAX airport, you can do that:
And, if you’re like me and fear change, you can still click “List View” and go back to what you’re used to seeing:
Bear with me on the older trip reports from 2010 and earlier. I used to combine reviews of several elements into a single blog post, so those don’t sort as “neatly” as I’d like.
We’ll get there.
As I mentioned earlier, this is just a minor refresh. There are lots of features I’m hoping to add over the coming months, and this is the first step.
Thanks for your patience, and thanks as always for reading!