I mentioned back in October that I changed the accordion plugin I was using because the old one was no longer supported. Well, changes to jQuery in the WordPress 5.6 update broke the new plugin. I worked with the plugin creators and got it better, but not completely fixed, so I have found a new plugin and set it up. It does not look as good, at least not yet, but it works. Please try browsing the Harvey Mercheum website using the new accordion menu and let me know in the comments below, or use the Contact the Curator form if there are any problems.
While researching Bunny Ball for last weekend’s exhibit, I discovered a reference on the Comic Vine website. I spent some time exploring Comic Vine, and found a number of Harvey characters. I have now gone through all the Characters Depicted archive pages and added links to the appropriate article in Comic Vine, if available. If you have any suggestions for other improvements to the archive pages, please leave a comment below, or use the Contact the Curator form!
It feels like it was just recently that I added accordion functionality to the “Browse Collection By” menu, but it was way back in July of 2018. Yesterday, after I posted those great guest photos from Tony Busan, I ran a long-overdue plugin audit. The audit revealed that the accordion menu plugin I installed in July of 2018 had been discontinued in April of this year. I have now installed and configured a new plugin. It looks fine on my desktop and phone, please try browsing the Harvey Mercheum website using the new accordion menu and let me know in the comments below, or use the Contact the Curator form if there are any problems.
Sorry for not posting last weekend, I bought myself a new desk and spent the weekend reorganizing my home office. Before I got going on that project, I read an updated post on the Search Engine Journal about 21 Web Directories That Still Have Value. I was glad to see mentions of AboutUs and Blogarama. After reading this post, I decided to withdraw the Harvey Mercheum from bloglovin’. Their logo has been removed from the “Follow the Mercheum” section of the right navigation bar. Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.
I have also added a link in the “Downloads” section of the left navigation bar. I really need to get these documents created and posted quicker…
I mentioned in one of the posts about the history of the Harvey Mercheum website about how I looked to the websites I was already visiting for inspiration. One trend I have noticed recently is the addition of some sort of “tip jar” functionality. I hate popups, and refuse to “monetize” the Harvey Mercheum website, but these links seem unobtrusive. I did some research, and decided to set up an account with Buy Me A Coffee. If you like what I am doing, and would like to show your support, you may use this link to do so. I have also added a button to the right navigation bar under “Support the Mercheum”. Thank you!
Sorry for not posting last weekend. I am very fortunate, in that I am still employed, and my employer gave me the equipment I need to work from home. The trick is, now that I am spending forty hours a week sitting in my chair, staring at my monitor, I really don’t want to spend my free time doing more of the same, even if it is for my projects not work. It took me about a week to get used to working from home, hopefully I will find a work/life balance that allows me to enjoy working on the Harvey Mercheum website again.Continue reading →