Pot Development: Google Page Speed Service and new ads

Hey, everyone!

As you may have noticed, we’re doing a bunch of development and improvement on the Pot at the moment. So, if you have any comments, you’ve seen something Going Wrong, or you have a suggestion, please let us know by email, Twitter or comment below!

Site Design

I admit it, I’ve been reading typography blogs. We’ve done a pass on the stylesheets on the site, changed the font, changed our links, and made a bunch of other changes. These should hopefully mostly be invisible, but let us know if you’ve noticed them, good or bad.

New ads

We’ve recently had a bunch of ad agencies asking if they can work with us on the Pot, which is nice, so we’ll be trialling various ads over the next little while. Let us know if you find them ugly or inappropriate – or alternatively if you think they’re particularly good! (I must admit, I just saw a Shadow of the Colossus ad that almost got me clicking on my own ad boxes…)

Google Page Speed

We’ve signed up with the beta Google Page Speed Service, which allegedly should make the site a lot faster for people who aren’t in the UK. Let us know if you see anything funny on the pages, though, or if they seem to be, you know, slower rather than faster!

Also, we’re always looking for ways to make the site faster – if you have any suggestions, please do comment.

Looking forward to hearing your comments!