Welcome to KevinMD.com relaunched

Today marks the fourth major re-design of the site since 2004.  And I want to thank all the readers, and those who participate in the discussions that follow, because the continuing growth of the site would not have been possible without you.

The current re-design, which was about 2 months in the making, offers a cleaner look with more white space. I want to guide you through a few highlights.

Trending posts

In the middle sidebar you will see posts that have the most active discussions, with 3 sections, divided by posts no older than 1 week and 6 months, followed by recent posts, respectively.  Here you can instantly glance at the topics generating the most provocative and controversial discussions.

Responsive design

About 20% of readers access the site via their mobile phones.  Previously, they would receive a barebones version of the site.  Now on iPhone and Android phones, the full site will be automatically resized based on the size of their screen.

Comments

I have used Disqus as my commenting system for the past year, and I’m mostly happy with it.   One question I often receive relates to spam or offensive comments.  I encourage you to flag them and I’ll take a look at it.  Comments that include links automatically get placed in a queue for review prior to being published.

Welcome to KevinMD.com relaunched

Speaking page

My speaking page now consolidates past and upcoming events all in one place.   There is a separate page for testimonials.  I have also included video excerpts of my recent November 2012 keynotes.

Behind the scenes

Much of the work happened behind the scenes, including a move to a new server to ensure appropriate resources to securely power a site that has grown to surpass 1 million monthly pageviews.  Thanks to Synthesis which runs the servers and to Out:think Group who managed the re-design.  I highly recommend both.

For the technically inclined, the site continues run on WordPress using the new Thesis 2.0 framework.

Once again, I sincerely appreciate your readership.  I know that I haven’t been writing as much as I would like, but I will announce why in short time. 2013 promises to be another great year.

I welcome your comments, and criticisms, of the new look.

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  • southerndoc1

    Big improvement. Thanks.

  • http://onhealthtech.blogspot.com Margalit Gur-Arie

    Beautiful!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=881580563 Kristy Sokoloski

    The site looks really good. I always enjoy reading the entries that get posted here. Keep up the good work.

  • Miranda Fielding

    Love the new look; hate the stock photos. Why not see if contributors care to submit their own photos with reference to their essays. Or, if you want photos on the site, I bet many of your contributors are photographers too–why not invite photo submissions also?

    • http://www.kevinmd.com kevinmd

      Thanks for the feedback. The stock photos are purely an experiment to break up the monotony of text with a more visual element. Will adjust as we go forward.

      Kevin

  • Janice Mancuso

    Love it! Much better for printing, too.
    PS Thanks, Kevin, for your great site. I would hate to have to count how many times I say or write, “As I learned from a posting on KevinMD…”

  • StephenModesto

    The service you provide is indeed a template for the sharing and dissemination of information and the expressed concerns of others in the healthcare `business’. I certainly do not know the area of your primary practice, or how you schedule maintaining and designing this site while participating in your own `activities of daily living’ , but in many regards you are as a `Dr. Sanjay Gupta’. The influence of this site contacts thousands.

  • http://twitter.com/BoomerHighway Elizabeth A. Havey

    Great improvements and the photos add a lot. Thanks for this service, Kevin.

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