New Blog Design

For a while I have been wanting to update the blog layout because it was too narrow and the page ended up being really long. Now there is lots more room and some other nice features. You might have noticed the "article browser" below the header picture which has a circle that you can drag left or right to view previous blog posts. Even as your scroll down the page this will stay at the top of your window. There is also a link that says "trim" which shrinks all the content down so you can see just the headlines. Other things you’ll see is that when you do a search or type search words the results will update on the left as you are typing (without the page refreshing or re-loading). This is the same for the "article browser" which updates the content below as you drag the bar without a page re-loading. When you post comments it will do the same. When I have some more time I’ll add in some other features (who has time these days??).


Here are SikhNet we are busy at work with "SikhNet 2.0" with a whole new design, backend system and content. Hopefully in the coming month we’ll be able to launch phase one of the "new SikhNet"…and then build upon it in the coming months. Back to work…..

8 Responses to “New Blog Design”

  1. Will you be showing us a sneak-peak as the time nears? :P

  2. Varinder… sneak peaks are always nice :) When we have something to show that is of some ready state I’ll most definitely like to give a sneak peak and get feedback from you all. I always post sneak peaks and “beta” test things by posting here on

  3. Prabhu Singh says:

    Gurumustuk Singh Ji, some of the text is pretty much unreadable with the new background color. Also the link for commenting doesn’t seem to follow the posts as before.
    Otherwise you’ve done a great job as always. How many times could we say thanks? It would never be enough!

  4. Prabhu, the background should be white in the area that there is text. If you see a brown background with the text then it is likely that the background image isn’t loading on your browser. Try reloading the page. Do you use a mainstream web browser (IE/Firefox)?

    >>”Also the link for commenting doesn’t seem to follow the posts as before.”

    I didn’t understand what you meant by this. Can you clarify?


  5. Prabhu Singh says:

    I’m using an up to date firefox and the background is brown, so I’m not sure why it’s not loading. There used to be a link that said "comments" and the end of each post, but now it’s at the top. I didn’t notice that it was at the top yesterday because I can’t see a lot of the text. I just viewed your blog in IE and the background is white, so I’m not sure why Firefox is not loading the white background.

  6. Hmmm…. I can’t reproduce this problem in firefox on my computers. Sometimes having firfox addons cause problems with images. Do you have javascript disabled or other features of the browser disabled? Do you see any images that display on the page (header, icons, etc)?

  7. Prabhu: Have you tried clearing out your cache or doing a hard refresh (ctrl+f5)?

  8. preet says:

    Hello Gurumustuk,I think the website used to look more cheery and bright earlier. I really likesd Guruji’s picture which seemed to brighten up the day on navigation. For some reason, the new color combination seems like it is a cloudy day in rainy season. may be it is the "rainy cloud" color all ovet the border :) just a thought, it is professional though.preet