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I was the original hater of the logo: “Underneath these headings is the ugliest logo in the world.” The logo will be changed within two weeks, hopefully within two days.

Yesterday the site was in flux as my designer made some changes that will hopefully make the site more aesthetically pleasing and more functional! I’ll walk you through the changes, so you know how to get the information you want to access. Let’s start at the top:

The old MileValue had a growing list of Pages on top of every page with titles like Start Here and Meet Up. Those have been consolidated into five headings at the top of every page. Some–like Award Booking Service–if clicked lead to a specific page. Other headings–like About–have several subheadings that lead to pages like Meet Up.

Simply put your cursor over any heading to see the options in that category. Underneath these headings is the ugliest logo in the world. It’s kind of a default and will be replaced with something more appealing in short order.

On the left side of the page, there are now three exciting new features!

The first is a box to type in your email address to be sent my posts. I have gotten a ton of requests to add this feature, and I was happy to finally comply. The second is a section of social media buttons, so you can easily follow me on facebook, twitter @milevalue, YouTube, or through an RSS feed. The last feature is the title and first few sentences of the last several posts. That should allow you to scan quickly for great posts you may have missed.

The right side has a different look too.

On the top is a google site search. If you want to find a post about Exploiting the Southwest-Airtran Merger, type some words you expect to be in the post into the search box. You’ll get google search results that are all from milevalue.com.

Below that is the most handsome picture I could find of me staring off into the middle distance. Swoon 😉

And below that is a list of topics I’ve written about. This has always been on the right side of the page in approximately this location.

I spent the money to have someone with some WordPress experience handle the redesign because I wanted all my readers to have better and easier access to all the features of MileValue.com from the latest posts to social-media connections to the Award Booking Service to my newest resource: the Bluebird Calculator.

Tell me your thoughts in the comments. Any ideas for a cool logo?

PS- Some people may see a resemblance to Million Mile Secrets. Daraius uses the Coraline theme. When I told the designer what I wanted, he suggested the Coraline theme as the easiest to manipulate to those goals. Two easy ways to tell us apart: the “iconic” MileValue yellow-brown hue and the lack of a bow tie in any of my pictures!

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