OB Rag Transcends Itself

by on September 14, 2009 · 11 comments

in Media, Ocean Beach

OB Rag 9-14-09

Have you noticed our new “look”?  If you scroll down far enough, it appears that we have four columns, two of which are side-bars.  So, two side-bars.  This is new – this is big. This will allow us to take on ads.  We need ads to sustain this community webpage.

Patty at work 001

Patty pulls the switch, hits the icon, pushes the button - stop the presses! The blog has changed

After many hours of testing and prep, Saturday night, September 12th, Patty Jones clicked the icon with her mouse – and “poof” the new changes were established – our blog transcended its former self, with upgraded software and a more robust platform. We have not ironed out all the bugs yet – so if you see something that appears out of whack, let us know in a comment to this post.

Also our new format allows us to have two feature articles.  Plus we have a new, enlarged nav bar (navigation bar – the gray bar just below our masthead OB Rag).

So, on our nav bar, click on “Ocean Beach” and you’ll see all the most recent posts on or about OB.   Same with “San Diego”.  The “Popular” button takes you to articles that attracted a lot of interest and comments.

Check out the “History” button. It takes you to a page that begins the history of the first OB Rag – the underground newspaper that flourished during the first half of the 1970s and our namesake.  It also includes accounts of many historic community events – such as the great Jetty Fight of Summer of 1970.

Stick with us as we kink out the works!

{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

GeorgeJ September 14, 2009 at 8:17 pm

The new layout is very attractive. The organization is more intuitive than before too. And as usual, the writing contributions are excellent. Muchly appreciated!


Dickie September 15, 2009 at 11:45 am

I really like it!! Way more style . . . and yes, more intuitive. Thanks Patty. . . . and good luck with the ads!!
One suggestion, at least for old eyes like mine, the color on the smaller all caps (like the byline) is a little faint . . . could it be shaded up a bit?


clubstyle_dj September 16, 2009 at 8:41 pm

I like the new look and I will tolerate the ads…only IF you bring back the beige (original) background…. It made the whole look stand out from all the rest.
(how about a background color poll)

0 I vote beige


jon September 16, 2009 at 10:37 pm

you lie?


Frank Gormlie September 19, 2009 at 9:58 am

clubstyle – you only get to be in on heavy weight decisions like that if you’re on staff. Which is always an option fer ya.


Shawn Conrad September 17, 2009 at 11:41 am

This new look is a lie.


clubstyle_dj September 17, 2009 at 7:55 pm

What exactly about the look is a lie? Shawn?
What exactly about my comment is a lie? Jon?


jon September 18, 2009 at 9:23 am

It was just another lame attempt at a joke. I’ve been calling everyone liars a la Joe Wilsons, “YOU LIE!” outburst. Sometimes I wish I had a breathalizer for my computer.


clubstyle_dj September 18, 2009 at 6:32 pm

Ahhhh…well here’s a rather tardy… LOL
I should for your act on stage at winstons comedy night?

Oh and Shawn… It’s more like a futon actually. Change the water in the bong bro.


Shawn Conrad September 18, 2009 at 8:37 am

You sit upon a throne of lies


PSD September 22, 2009 at 12:30 am

Me is going to get confusered…with the new fishwrap-style comments where you can comment on a comment I can’t just scroll to the bottom of a thread for the latest, I’ve got to scroll through all comments if I want to follow a discussion on a post and check dates and posting times. But if it works better for everyone else and I’m just some sort of ignoramus, let’s roll with it…especially since I don’t know if I actually count as ‘staff’ or not or Frank, Patty, and the gang just make me feel special by giving my occasional temper tantrums their own author designation. Regardless of how it goes, the Rag rocks…will ya shoot me an e-mail on vertical banner advertising rates? If they’re in the same value range as Shawn’s commentary I might be able to sling a couple…


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