I changed the science blog pictures at the top - this was extremely difficult - because it's almost impossible to find the perfect photos I was satisfied with - but I wanted ones without markings on them. I'm *mostly* satisfied with these.
I changed the photo of me on the top - the old one was at least 6 years old - I'm not sure if I want to keep the current one, but it's a start.
I also added featured bubbles of the blogs / topics I update the most frequently, hoping that it would focus things and make it slightly easier to navigate. I'm not sure if this is redundant or not, as the tabs at the top are the same. I don't know. It's completely an experiment. I'll think about it and see if I like it. If any of you have opinions, please let me know! I'd be interested in feedback.
I slimmed down the About section significantly.
I added a "current projects" page - that is not very well-worded and just thrown together, at present. I'd like to have such a page at some point.
We'll see how many of these changes I keep. I like the slimming at least. More extensive edits will have to wait until summer, I'm guessing. I tried to change the entire theme of the website, but I didn't have the heart to - I really like this one and have grown too attached to it. That'll take way longer to decide upon.
Eventually, I'll be adding family bios for each of my family members and in-laws. I'll also be completely revamping the science home page, which has never been in the form I wanted for it - still is very much a draft. I'd like to make it more reader friendly, with a technical section that includes more of the science-ese. I'll be updating the resume, most likely. I'll be fixing up the "current projects" page to be much better. I'll be adding a Salaita lab page, once I join the Salaita lab. Ideas for it include summarizing everyone's projects in the lab in a small blurb. I plan on asking Khalid about that and seeing what he thinks. There are a few other things I want to add/change that I can't remember ... err. That's most of the big ones. Finally, in 2014, I intend to post short "science in daily life" articles perhaps once a month, concerning different science or chemistry people encounter without realizing it, as I mentioned in my NSF application. I've keeping a list of topics as I find them and have already noted several great ones mentioned in passing by people at Emory.
Happy New Year!!
It's ok. I know this next year will be awesome! It will. Truly cool stuff is going on - and sometime - I'll eventually be able to see it all instead of feeling so zoned out - ha! This too shall pass.
I'm looking forward to getting back into the Scarborough lab and doing more interesting reactions. The new year is almost here! February isn't so far away! That's just, so awesome.