Welcome to The Craftsman Bungalow 2.0!  As you can probably tell, I’ve re-designed the site to add some much-needed menu features and organized our content to make it easier for you to find the information and articles that interest you most. I’ve also moved the site on to its own server, so you may find that if you had specific articles bookmarked, those links may no longer work.  Also, if you have a blog of your own and are getting RSS updates from The Craftsman Bungalow, you may have to set that up again for the new site.  I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, but I felt that it was an important step that will enable the site to continue to grow.

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What’s New?

The first major thing you’ll notice is that there’s now a cascading frame on the home page where you’ll find our “Featured Articles”.  These articles will typically be the most recent articles I’ve written, but may also include other articles from the past that coincide with specific bungalow-themed events that occur at different times of the year.  The cascading frame will rotate approximately every 7 seconds, but you can cycle through the featured articles by clicking on the arrows at the far left and right side of the cascading frame.  Immediately below our “Featured Articles,” you’ll find our “Recent Articles” where a photo and snippet from past articles will be listed in reverse-chronological order.  There are two ways to view the “Recent Articles” – by list or by grid.  You can select how you’d like to view them by selecting from the icons at the upper right portion of that section (circled above in green).  You’ll also see “Recent Articles” listed on the right-hand sidebar of whatever page you happen to be on.

New Menus, Categories, and Search Bar

Above the cascading frame, is the new menu section (circled in red above).   I’ve taken TCB’s most popular functions and features and organized them into menus that will drop-down as you hover over them with your mouse.  There you’ll find easy and direct access to articles about homes designed by Greene & Greene and Frank Lloyd Wright, as well as trips I’ve taken to other bungalow destinations, along with all the typical menus that you’re accustomed to seeing like: Home, About and Contact.

The search bar on the previous version of TCB never really worked properly, so I’m happy that not only does this one work, but its neatly tucked away (but still in in plain sight) at the top right corner of each page.  Also in this same area, are buttons with links to our social media sites (above, circled in blue) including: Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest; you’ll also find links to contact TCB by email as well as our RSS feed.  In conjunction with the search bar, each article has been organized into one or more categories.  So when you click on any given article, you’ll see its “categories” directly above its headline.  To see more articles from any category, simply click on that category, and those articles will be listed for you.

A Resource For Your Bungalow Projects

I’m also going to be adding an area on the right-hand side of the site for sponsors and advertising.  I am concentrating these efforts on artists, craftspeople, and companies who focus on producing furnishings, accessories, goods and services that cater to the arts & crafts / bungalow community.  One of my goals for The Craftsman Bungalow is for it to be a resource not only for interesting articles and photographs about bungalows, but a place where like-minded bungalow enthusiasts can seek out the various goods and services that they may require for their own bungalow projects.  If we can help the artist and craftsperson connect directly with the homeowner, then it’s a win-win for everyone involved!

If you or your company are interested in sponsoring or advertising with The Craftsman Bungalow, please contact me here for more information.

It is my sincere hope that you like and enjoy the new look of The Craftsman Bungalow.  Special thanks to my web developer, Chance, for making this transition a smooth one.  I’m sure there will be minor tweaks that will need to be made to the site as we go along, so please, if you come across or notice any bugs, see something that’s not working properly, or just have a comment about the new design, please let me know.

 

Thanks again, and I look forward to hearing from you!

-Dave from The Craftsman Bungalow

 

 

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