Anyone who has clicked on this post has probably noticed it already, which makes this announcement sort of superfluous, but I have made some pretty big changes to the design of Nintendobound. I was unsatisfied with the previous theme I was using, which had been in place ever since I started this blog, and given that event took place a whopping five years ago I figured the time had come for a change. So here we are after a whole lot of tweaking, copying and pasting, and other sorts of adjustments.
I am happy with the new theme, and I hope those who are reading this like it as well. The only detail that bothers me is that the banner has a weird behavior that makes it load in two steps, as it first shows part of the image only to, a few seconds later, reveal it completely. Sadly, I discovered that is a planned effect that could only be removed if I had a WordPress subscription, so I guess I will have to live with it.
Anyway, and perhaps most importantly, other than the design I also enjoyed the occasion to make some other changes that had been roaming in the back of my mind for a while. They were:
- The Scoring System: I was tired of the old division in five categories, which felt pointless because sometimes I did not even go into all of them during my reviews. So I dropped it altogether and opted for a straightforward ten-point scale where every number in the scale is related to an adjective. Therefore, the system goes from 10 (Masterpiece) to 1 (Unplayable). The Scoring System was strongly inspired by that of Extra Life Reviews, which is a great website.
- The Scores: On a related note, I naturally went back to all old reviews and adjusted their score according to the new system.
- Albums Of The Month: The name of the section was changed to Album Reviews, which means it will stop appearing monthly. In fact, in the long run I may drop it completely, and that is because I have created a new music-dedicated blog, which leads us to the next point.
- Music-Dedicated Blog: Hi-Fi Adventures is where I will be posting my album reviews from now on. I had accumulated so many album reviews over the years that I figured they could use their own space; plus, I feel the format of posting them individually works far better than packing four of them into a gigantic post. I am in the process of sending my old reviews over there in that new format (as of writing this there are only four of them published), and soon I will be adding entirely new ones as well. So, if you like my musical ramblings, you can follow me there, as I am honestly until undecided on whether or not I will occasionally pack four individual posts and send them over here under the title Album Reviews.
As usual, thanks for reading.