Brace yourself. Change is coming. The Eastsider is going to look different come Monday after the blog adopts a new look over the weekend. The purpose of the new design, credit goes to Janice Lee of POTG in Cypress Park, is to improve the organization and presentation of stories, photos and other content on desktop and mobile versions of the blog. (The Eastsider also just likes to redecorate every once in a while). The Eastsider will also be rolling out some new features that will be easier to explain once the new design takes hold.
Part of the change will be a new banner or logo that will replace the painting, “Clouds Over Echo Park” by Mary-Austin Klein, that now tops the blog. That painting will be missed but it will show up in other ways. The new website banner will feature a bold, chunky and colorful font that will help us better promote The Eastsider in digital, print and t-shirt form.
The switch to the new design is scheduled to take place over a few hours on Sunday, so the blog might be down for a while or behave a bit strangely. We ask your patience as the new look goes live and we work out any kinks we encounter. Please report any problems to [email protected]