Page Displays In A Mobile World
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Gary L. Clark is an author. After a thirty year career he retired to write a novel. He then joined a counselor-in-training program at the local community mental health center and worked three years as a substance abuse counselor. He retired again and has written two more novels. He recently completed the annotation of a self-help book on faith-based self-help. Two published novels (available on Amazon.com) address social justice. Mr. Clark is the Editor of thefiresidepost.com. He lives in St. Joseph, Missouri.

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Page Displays In A Mobile World

13615039_1050872221669109_4912579980341915306_nthefiresidepost.com launched in 2007.  We had some success.  Success caused a ripple in our egos – my son’s and mine.  Some people liked our political commentary while others preferred our essays on recipes.  Where should we focus? was the question.  By 2008 we determined that we had an online magazine.  Our magazine knows no bounds – we write about anything crosses our mind.

The online audience is hard to predict.  Our single most popular post is simply “Catholic Priest Jokes”.  That post gets the most recurring hits on search engines.  The second most popular is “Hunting For Jesse James Gold”.  But times are changing.

The internet population has gone mobile.  Our visual display was not designed to be read on a smart phone.  Consequently these past few months we have been experimenting with our wordpress theme. I am not particularly happy with any of the results.  Nothing has really grabbed me and said” “THIS IS IT!”.

We have had other troubles the past few months.  As the internet becomes more sophisticated so do the marauding wackos of malware distribution.  Our site has been hit twice in the past two months.  We have been forced to upgrade our security.  We now have to pay some company in Arizona to protect our server in Utah so my son can write in Iowa and I can write in Missouri.  Most of our writing staff is in Missouri.

So the point of this particular diatribe is to invite you to comment on how the site looks.  Tell us if you have trouble from your smart phone.  We shall continue to search for the most accommodating presentation for our readers.

Thanks for your patience.

Gary L. Clark

P.S. Do you like the image of Nixon?  It is probably not relevant to this post but I am the editor and I felt some image would make the post more visually appealing.

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  1. When all else fails keep it simple. Mobile media is best when less distraction is offered with the meat of an article. I, for one, don’t think a new look was needed for the mobile aspect. Complexity takes care of it’s self, comes and goes, grows and slows as it will. The idea is for the subject matter to be easily available to the readers. So far, good job in my opinion

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