Eight years is a long time on the internet.
That’s how long it’s been since I did a full site redesign for AV1611.com and the King James Bible Page.
Eight years ago, hardly anyone visited this site with a smartphone.
Now, almost half of all visits are from mobile devices. An eight year-old layout designed for desktop PCs doesn’t make for a great experience on smartphones.
So, I’ve spent the last two weeks completely overhauling AV1611.com with a fresh, clean look for both desktop browsers and mobile devices. I hope you like it! All of the old content is here.
Major updates have especially occurred with the KJV text pages. You can now conveniently browse Bible chapters on a smartphone with no zoom issues.
Also, lots of little fixes and updates to the VerseClick reference tagger were made. In particular, tapping a VerseClick link (like this: Psalm 68:11) doesn’t leave behind an unwieldy pop-up on mobile devices.
Finally, everything has been moved to secure https:// URLs, since Google Chrome is going to start “complaining” about “insecure” sites served over http:// in a few months. If you’re using VerseClick on your web sites, you’ll want to update the script src to the new https URL. See the VerseClick page for the link.
I still have a few more things to do. For one thing, I’d like to ditch the Google-provided site search with a comprehensive ad-free search system hosted on the local server. Hopefully I will get to that in the coming weeks.
So, please let me know if you’ve got any difficulties with the new design. (If anything doesn’t look quite “new,” like it should, hold down CTRL while you click refresh on your browser. It could take up to a week for cached files to get refreshed.)
Once this work is behind me, I hope to work on new content for the site. There is always more to do.