Since The E Club’s creation back in 2009, E’s Blog has always been the source for updates around The E Club. The E Club World was also created in 2010 to provide updates from across The E Club Family as well as more miscellaneous topics. But when The E Club left Moogo in September 2010, a problem began to coalesce: The E Club 2.0’s host, WebStarts, couldn’t match the Moogo site’s blog capabilities, so the E’s Blog posts from the original Moogo site had to be moved to a static page separate from the new blog. Eventually, this became More Blog.
When The E Club 3.0 was created, I also had to integrate the posts from The E Club 2.0 into More Blog. Because that one page is six years’ worth of posts, some accompanied by images and YouTube videos, More Blog is by far the most sluggish and inefficient page on The E Club 3.0; while other pages take around 1-3 seconds to load, More Blog tops 10 seconds, so content further down the page cannot be accessed right away while the page continues to load.
Luckily, E’s Blog on The E Club 3.0 has the solution – it runs on WordPress, one of the most sophisticated blogging platforms on the web, so the old posts could be imported and dated back to when they were originally posted. And E’s Blog supports pagination, so almost eight years’ worth of posts will not all be on the same page. Today, I’m proud to announce the successful implementation of these solutions – all past E’s Blog posts from the Moogo and WebStarts sites have been transferred here under the Archives category. So posts load faster, each post has its own page (with comments and tags), and E’s Blog is unified for the first time since 2010 (More Blog will be gradually phased out over the next few days).
Enjoy the new and improved E’s Blog!
I am incredibly proud to introduce The E Club’s brand new logo to the world! It can be seen in place of the old one on the top bar banner, at the bottom of the homepage, and as the new favicon.
I designed it to be the modernization of the old logo from The E Club’s inception in 2009 – circular instead of rectangular, with one thin, multicolored “E” instead of “The E Club” in blocky, shape-based lettering. Creating a beautiful contrast to the black background, the vivid colors from the original logo as well as a deep but bright blue create an abstraction that makes the new logo so simple yet so much more at the same time.
The new logo will continue to roll out over the next few weeks, but for now, make sure to look for it across The E Club Family!
The E Club was long overdue for a new look. Now, it’s got one. I have redesigned everything on The E Club (except for the main menu) so that the site looks seamless and even more awesome than before.
In this redesign, The E Club Ad Creator (a page with a form to create ads, not The E Club Advertising), PrintMedia, the ENews subscription box on what is now the Quick Polls page, The E Shop (not the two sites, just the page on The E Club), and more were phased out to simplify and beautify the experience.
I hope you enjoy the new look.
Throughout almost all of The E Club’s history, The E Club itself almost always had a search functionality that allowed users to search The E Club and later The E Club Family. It started out as FreeFind, and The E Club later switched to Google Custom Search, which The E Club Family still uses today.
When The E Club moved to WebStarts, the Custom Search engine was still there, but there was one problem that the original The E Club didn’t have: The Custom Search boxes were in different places on each page. This probably caused much confusion.
Today, I am pleased to say there’s a new way to search at The E Club – on most of the pages (except the home page and this page), there are Custom Search boxes above the main menu of The E Club, just below the banner at the top of the page. We are also still tweaking the search engine so that it can reach its full potential as the official search engine of The E Club Family.
Make sure to look around The E Club and see the new search boxes!
Lots of good things are at The E Club Family Websites! Many of The E Club Family Websites are located at subdomains of The E Club, including The E Club Lite, The E Club World, and The E Club Arcade. We’ve also created s.theeclub.info, a URL shortening system inside of bitly. The E Club’s top bar banner and Events Calendar are improved.
One of our biggest updates is the birth of The E Club Social (social.theeclub.info) and The E Club Social Beta (theeclubsocial.wall.fm). Since I think Google trying to compete with Facebook, looking almost identical to each other, is wrong, I decided to see if I could play a big role in the social web. The E Club Social was created with Forumotion.com on July 2, 2011, and The E Club Social Beta was created with Wall.fm on August 27.
Plus, Moogo, The E Club’s old creator, is shutting down in September 2012. The E Club moving to WebStarts was certainly good news.
Lots of blogs have feeds, like the old The E Club did. The E Club used Feedburner, and even put some AdSense for Feeds ads in the mix. Ever since then, I have always wanted another Feedburner Feed, but this time, it was harder since The E Club’s Blog was not set in XML Format. So, I used the URL of the feed WebStarts provided from those orange buttons, and it worked. Now, you can subscribe to The E Club’s Feedburner Feed!
Now that The E Club is on Facebook, why not do more? On December 3, 2010, The E Club joined Twitter, @TheEClubInfo (https://twitter.com/TheEClubInfo). The Twitter gadget is installed in this blog! Look under the Facebook widget.
The E Club has joined Facebook on November 24, 2010! The E Club already has THREE followers (even though I’m not a follower of the page since I don’t have a personal Facebook profile, I am still The E Club’s biggest fan), and some updates written by yours truly…me. So, what are you waiting for? Become a fan of The E Club using the box to the right of these new entries!
Also, you can go to https://facebook.com/TheEClubOfficial (The E Club’s Facebook page) and click “Like”.
Welcome to the NEW theeclub.info! This is now a registered domain site using http://www.webstarts.com. Everything is being moved here because Moogo is becoming so greedy that they will shut down all free websites soon, and even the personal package costs an arm and a leg. I would NOT recommend Moogo, anymore, that is. So anyway, The E Club.info uses WebStarts’ Pro Plus package, and it is still under construction. Enjoy!
I haven’t been writing that much about Mario, Star Trek, or science on this blog lately. Instead, I wrote about new technologies on The E Club. It doesn’t mean that The E Club dropped the Mario, Star Trek, and science stuff and replaced them with technology, it means that you will have a better experience here at The E Club. This is another one of those entries, this time, being the greatest achievement in technologies on The E Club. A Universal Sign-in Box! This box was improved and tested a few minutes earlier in the Test Labs, a members-only page, basing the box on the Google sign-in box, and a code I found in Yahoo! Answers. I just “blended” a little bit of the Google box code, and all of the Yahoo! Answers code, to create…
THE E CLUB’S UNIVERSAL SIGN-IN BOX BETA!
This box was designed to be based on a Google sign-in box, with a green background, dots in place of password letters, and even a “Remember me on this computer” checkbox! The only difference is, though, if you make a mistake in your username/password, trying to sign into Gmail, it tells you there was an error. On The E Club, there is no right or wrong. Type in any username and password from any website you are part of, and it signs you in, unlike Janrain Engage, the former sign-in system, where you can only pick a few accounts to have in your sign-in box. That’s why this box is UNIVERSAL. You can sign into any account, at any time. This product will be available for purchase at the E-Store.