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I’m working on some changes to the web site…

Friday, January 8, 2016 by  
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Yesterday evening I began working on a few changes to JSF. Nothing major, but hopefully these modifications will make things a little more intuitive, and it will be easier to find what it is you’re looking for.

What I’m currently focusing on is the Articles and Cycling sections JSF (both are found in the main menu bar).

The Articles page has grown fairly lengthy over the years. The long list of articles, sorted by section and sub-sorted by date, isn’t very user friendly.

The Cycling section of the site only contained a link to my power data, and has not been properly fleshed out.

The first thing I did was remove all of the Cycling related content from the Articles section, and created a new Cycling Articles page (this link can be found as a sub-menu under the Cycling menu choice on the main navbar).

The next thing I did was figure out what stuff in the Cycling articles section would make better sense as a Cycling menu sub-section instead of stand-alone articles. Things like My Bikes, My Power Data and my Bike Torture Chamber were obvious choices, and have been completed.

Working on fleshing out the Cycling section of JSF, among other things.

Working on fleshing out the Cycling section of JSF, among other things.


I’m also planning to create a new bike maintenance section, which will include my home bike shop along with plenty of bike maintenance articles and how-tos. Even though my tools/parts list is 100% up-to-date, the photographs and video are very dated. I’m planning to take all new pictures and maybe shoot another video very soon. I want this section of the site to be a lot more robust.

Other cycling-related sections I’ll be removing from the cycling article page and creating all new sub-sections for include my ride reports, my “month in review” cycling reports and my “year in review” cycling reports. I think sections for cycling training and nutrition will also be added.

I’m also planning to better organize the existing fitness/transformation/fat loss/bulking Articles, and make things look a little nicer than just a static list of text. It’s already much cleaner than it was now that I’ve moved all the cycling-related stuff to its own section, but it can be better.

Once all these changes are made, I’ll be working on a brand new mobile-friendly version of JSF. The existing mobile version of JSF isn’t bad for reading the latest blogs, but the menu system is pretty crappy. The whole thing will be scrapped and re-done.

These are just some of the things I’ve been working on. If you have any suggestions or comments, now’s the time to speak up.

John Stone Fitness Comments

15 Responses to “I’m working on some changes to the web site…”
  1. This is awesome John! I haven’t had much trouble finding what I am looking for, but this reorganization will make it much easier. I constantly refer to specific articles such as “Some thoughts on why I am feeling so incredible”, Tuesday, February 18, 2014. Articles like these are such great inspiration and reminders of why I am doing this on those days when I don’t feel like riding or lifting. Great work as always! Congrats on the racing license! Looking forward to those articles!


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  2. Looking forward to the updates especially the bike maintenance section! One other update that would be great would be to remove the redirects I am getting to some app download site when I am trying to read posts on my iPad. Last night I couldn’t stay on the page because of this issue.

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    • Redirects? There’s nothing I have on this site that should be causing that sort of thing to happen. I load my site (with no ad blockers) using Firefox, Chrome, IE (all desktop), and Chrome and FF (phone and tablet) and have never seen anything like that happen.

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  3. I might be wrong, but a month or so ago, I’m sure I was getting sketchy-type adverts on your site from another ad-source at the bottom of your posts, can’t recall the name. I don’t see them any more, maybe you tried it out and were unhappy with them. From what I understand, there are a few ad revenue services out there that are somewhat nefarious in their practices. Hope that isnt the problem.

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    • Yes, the ads you are talking about were given a trial run, but they were such BS (not unsafe, just ridiculous with their ad copy and so forth) that I discontinued them after a very short time. Those ads have been gone for almost a month now, and will never return.

      I am very particular about the user experience here on JSF. While I rely on ad revenue and user membership upgrades to keep this site running, I’d rather shut the place down than allow intrusive or false advertisements to ruin the user experience.

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