I am very pleased to announce that TraderMike.net has finally received the design it deserves. Ever since I bought this site from Mike in January I knew that it needed a cleanup, and since StockTradingToGo was in the market for a fresh overhaul as well, things fell into place.
So, what do you think?
The primary goal of the redesign was to make a visual bridge between TraderMike and StockTradingToGo. I wanted visitors to know that these blogs belonged together and make the transition between the two as simple as a single click.
Making my grand idea a reality was not going to be an easy task, so I hired one of the best WordPress designers currently in the business, Rafal Tomal of TomalDesigns. Rafal is the lead designer for CopyBlogger Media and has done designs for several A-list bloggers including CopyBlogger, ProBlogger, and ChrisBrogran. I can’t recommend him enough.
The goals for this design revamp were pretty straight forward:
- Bridge TraderMike and StockTradingToGo together.
- Clean up the homepage and overall layout.
- Focus on the content. The easier to read, the better.
- Make the site social friendly with Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus.
- Speed up page load times (the blog is now run by the Genesis Framework).
While there are still some small areas to be hashed out in the coming weeks (if you see anything strange please leave a comment or email me), overall the launch went very smooth.
Alongside the new design I am also excited to share that comments will now be enabled for every market recap moving forward. If you have something to share, I want to hear from you!
This blog is what it is because of you, the readers. With over 9,000 subscribers and counting, TraderMike has an extremely dedicated following. Every one of you readers deserves the best experience possible, so I hope this new design is enjoyed by you as much as it is by me.