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Category: Blog Updates

In this category, you’ll find any and all blog updates. Of which, their focus are primarily important changes or notices. Examples include: new features, a new theme, and things of that nature.

Monthly Review: August 2017/ This Month on Wherever I Look: September 2017

Last Month on Wherever I Look

New Positive Rated Material Last Month

Movies

The Story of 90 Coins


Landline

Video Games

Life Is Strange: Before the Storm - Title Card

Life is Strange: Season 0

TV

Claws: Season 1/ Episode 10 "Avalanche" - The ladies of Claws

Claws (Season 1)


Lynne Koplitz: Hormonal Beast

Lynne Koplitz: Hormonal Beast

New Series Started

TV Shows

Owarimonogatari (Season 2)

Atypical (Season 1)

Video Games

Batman: Season 2 (The Enemy Within)

Life is Strange: Season 0 (Before the Storm)
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Blog Update: Theme Change

Being that my last theme (Suite) seemingly wasn’t updated since 2013, it caused a lot of issues. On my side, it looked good. However, as I learned back when I was trying to just link pictures from my Google Photos account, 9/10 everything looks fine on my end. That is until I open the web page on my phone or in a Microsoft browser. Then everything looks dishelved or a bit weird.

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Blog Update: Accessibility Options & Translator

So I got contacted about making the site more accessible and after trying to look for themes I could enjoy, and going through basic plugins, I found something. It is called Enable Accessibility by uPress. The gist is, the plugin was made to adhere to accessibility standards set in Israel which fine web sites that don’t provide basic options like font size control, contrasts displays, and etc. Now, while that isn’t done in America, at the same time it doesn’t hurt to have it.

So, if you see a blue symbol at the corner of your screen with a handicapable person, that is to provide the options noted above, alongside a few others. Just make sure you click on the US flag to get it in English, unless you speak Hebrew.

Speaking of other languages, I added a translate option to the main sidebar. Something I honestly should have had a long time ago, but with so many plug ins running already, I’ve been trying to cut down or minimize how many are in use. Just to not kill my page load speed. But, with adding the accessibility option, I figured I minas well add a translator too.

I should note: For some reason, on desktop Chrome and Firefox the access plug-in works fairly without issue (it says it is compatible with the latest WordPress). However, on Microsoft’s web browsers it is iffy. Also, on mobile it strips my theme a bit. You can still read everything, but my drop down menus are expanded and you have to scroll a little bit more for content. It’s not so horrible I want to get rid of it, but I will admit it dampens the experience I’d prefer.

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Blog Update: Reorganizing and Trying New Things

I haven’t done one of these in so long but it is a bit overdue.

Reorganizing

So, I rearranged and modified a few of my review templates. The main new thing is the “Other Noteworthy Moments” section which came about because I’d have all these extra screenshots but they didn’t fit in with what was said. That or they were so minor that they didn’t fit with the larger storylines. Take for example Theon and Jon Snow reuniting in the latest episode of Game of Thrones. That was a noteworthy moment but in the grand scheme of things, it was a footnote.

Also, I brought back, after taking it off years ago, the Overall section for episodic reviews. This was done to try to curb myself since I’ve gone from aiming for a 1000 word limit up to 1500. If not present a sort of “tl;dr (too long, don’t read)” section. Which I wanted to name “The Gist” but minas well stick to old branding.

New Template

It is probably weird that the “This Month on Wherever I Look” has often been damn near the middle of the month. Well, that was because I never knew what to talk about, what was relevant, and often times winged it. However, now I have a template for that so it should happen earlier in the month.

The idea is, above the fold is what will be coming in the month and while for this month it is just links to trailers, commentary about why we should be excited will start next month. Below that will be a sort of overview of the big things, productions rated positive and new series started, the month before.

Video Game Walkthroughs

Though I hate the sound of my voice on record, I’m sort of stepping into the YouTuber arena with TellTale Games’ Batman Season 2: Enemy Within. Which is part of a larger plan in which I do video reviews to accompany my written ones. But I’m still working out how to do so. Such as, should I do voice only, get a webcam so you can see how theatrical I am… also, there is the question of whether to make it per post, a weekly thing, sort of like how it is done at 100wordanime.wordpress.com or maybe have “This Month on Wherever I Look” be the video production.

I won’t say the bigger thing will be coming soon, but the written review of Batman is scheduled for today and I’ll be using my novice skills to slice up the video in a few days.

Things Needed To Be Done

I fully realize that when it comes to images, I really need to start changing the titles rather than taking the screen shot and keeping it moving.

 

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This Month on Wherever I Look – August 2017

Links for "This Month on Wherever I Look" take you to their trailer.

Expected Highlights

On The Fence

Planned New Series

TV Shows

Video Games

Last Month on Wherever I Look

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