From Montauk to Tudor - Life-Sparring Gets a Fresh Look
If you are a regular visitor to Life-Sparring.com you might have wondered already what happened. Yes, Life-Sparring just got a complete facelift.
While I liked the minimalist design used in the past two years, a recent seminar on SOE held by the founders of successful Hong Kong media site Green Queen, convinced me that the template was just too wasteful, leaving valuable "real estate" near the top vacated.
As Life-Sparring is hosted on Squarespace, changing the design is fairly easy. All it takes is choosing a new template, linking up the content and doing some fine-tuning.
The target was to find a sleek modern design, that uses the space of the screen better, encouraging visitors to explore more articles and being less required to scroll.
After installing and previewing a few different candidates and getting a second opinion from the wife, I decided in favor for "Tudor", a theme that checked most boxes.
Say goodbye to "Montauk" and welcome "Tudor". I hope you like the change and would love to hear your opinion. I would be also very grateful to get feedback if you encounter anything that does not work properly. While I tried my best to make sure that the navigation and all links work properly, it, of course, can always be that there is a dead link hiding somewhere.
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