“And we’re back…” — TJP Site Updates

by | Feb 6, 2012 | Site News

If for some reason you happened to be visiting TJP late on Sunday evening after the Super Bowl (and if so, we’re glad that we’re fascinating enough to beat out whatever NBC aired after the game), you might have seen our “please come back soon; we’re upgrading the site” notice. Well, just like Tom Coughlin’s career, we’re back!

Sure, we’ve been live for less than two weeks. And while the site looks mostly the same, we hope that these changes will make the site easier for you to use.

So, here’s the nickel tour:

  • All Things Linked — a clearer and, we hope, catchier name for what had been Watch | Listen | Read.  You’ll still see us looking at the web, finding God in all things, and trying to show you how it’s all linked together.
  • We’ve added some brief author bios and contact information at the bottom of each article — we want to make it easier for you to know who you’re reading, and easier to get in touch with us.
  • There’s a new headline ticker at the top of the page (look for the red text). It’ll always have our 5 most recently published pieces.

You also might notice we’ve updated our menu to include a new About TJP category. Inside that category you’ll see: Site News, which will contain posts like this, and other organizational news about TJP; each weekend, we’ll post our Week in Review to catch you up on the best of what we’ve published during the week.

We’d love to hear from you and get your feedback. Please jump in to the comments on this page to let us know what you think, or to make any suggestions.

EDS "Airplane" commercial

Engineering in Flight

One final note from your semi-pro and professionally-exhausted technical staff (myself and Eric Sundrup). Recently, we’ve been trying to explain to some of our brother Jesuits why it was stressful to update a live website that gets thousands of pageviews per day — at first we talked about “juggling dynamite,” but then we hit on this video, which pretty much describes our experience for the last two weeks.

We can say that, up to this point at least, no owls, geese, or mallards have been encountered. We know you have lots of choices … thanks for flying Air TJP.


Sam Sawyer, SJ

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