Spring Cleaning—What’s New?

While Staying at Home to slow the spread of COVID-19, I’ve make a ton of small improvements to the Brick Architect website.

First of all, I want to recognize that COVID-19 presents a very real threat to our safety and way of life. My thoughts are with everyone on the front lines fighting this virus, everyone working critical jobs to support our communities, everyone whose livelihoods are at risk, everyone who is nervous for the safety of family and friends, and everyone who is struggling in these ambiguous times.

I’ve been able to work from home for the last six weeks… relying on walks, bike rides, and gardening to keep me busy. I’ve been less motivated to create new content, but I have made a ton of smaller improvements throughout the website.

Updates to existing content:

Visual Improvements:

  • A subtle studded light gray background is shown on large displays (over 1200px wide).
  • Articles with a ‘Featured image’ appear borderless on the Homepage, Category Archives, & Author Archives. (Before this change, the left edge of the image was aligned with the text.)
  • A description for each category is now shown on the respective Category Archives. (A “show all” button was also added to upper-left corner of the Archive Pages.)
  • Updated pages for The LEGO Architect, additional resources, and the 9 foreign-language editions to fix bugs and increase consistency with the rest of the website.
  • The Table of Contents is less distracting and works better on smaller screens. (It is only shown on long articles/pages.)
  • For comments without an avatar, I replaced the generic image with the silhouette of a LEGO head.
If something looks funny, or you have an idea to make Brick Architect even better, please email me at tom@tomalphin.com!

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