It's been like torture; the slow drip-drip of something gradually hurting more and more. An effort of Herculean proportions deserved of a mention here, if not an actual medal.
Every single post to Death Note News has been revisited to ensure that they are legible on our website.
What was Wrong with the Articles?
By which we mean we've fixed any or all of the below issues habitually triggered by our recent redesign:
So why did we put ourselves through this? I think it had to be punishment, for being bad in a previous life. Well, and this one. A bit. One or two incidents for which there remains no pic, no proof.
Innocent by default by now. Somebody call Amnesty International! Quick!
No Really - Why Did the Death Note News Archives Need Fixing?
Some of the latter were guest contributors, for whom we do have a responsibility to be respectful of their work.
Finally, the Death Note News readership is growing so fast. Some 3000 page views (with 400-500 unique visitors) a day is becoming the norm, when we'd only just got used to last month's norm of just over 2000 of the former, 300 or so of the latter. Many of these people are finding us through historical links appearing in searches or passed on, word of mouth, via social networking.
Can you imagine having that many visitors turn up and the place is looking like a mess? Our mothers didn't raise us like that. They would be mortified!
Nor do we want to know said visitors were left disappointed, because the page that enticed them here was, in all likelihood, destroyed by the redesign.
Perhaps Reverse the Redesign of Death Note News' Website?
The redesign was simply because too many of you are now reading Death Note News on smartphones and other small screened gadgets.
With the entire site infrastructure changed, it's made everything responsive to the variables of modern cellular devices, and their apps.
Besides we tried that - reversing the Death Note News website redesign - it didn't return anything to normal. So we might as well continue on and upwards, catering to all electronics and ensuring that all our readers can in fact read the content in our little corner of cyberspace.
Naturally, there will be something missed, overlooked or which reasserted itself into chaos the second its fixed version was republished. We'd appreciate any feedback if you spot anything awry.
Though be gentle in telling us. We're all still twitching. Wrap the head's up in cake or something. In fact, just send the cake!