What is up with the new layout?

space theme with text of what's up with the layout

As you may have noticed, the layout looks a *bit* different…

Game Development Projects

This post is the container for the murder mysteries and all the other game development projects I’ve made.


This content is for potential employers who wish to see my projects.

Binge Peeps

This content is for my binge-watching peeps. This is where you’ll find movies, tv shows, and anime I’ve talked about.

Cosmic Peeps

This is content for peeps that love the written word. Sometimes, we need a little encouragement to continue to shine as bright as the cosmos. Previously, literary peeps and cosmic peeps were two separate categories, in the latest rendition of the layout, I’ve decided to combine them to provide inspiration. ๐Ÿ˜Š

Gamer Peeps

This content is for my peeps who love video games and game development. This is where you’ll find the games I’ve talked about.

Why this layout?

Web developers try to keep an ideal for layouts of a website. In order to get to anyone part of a website, it is ideal for it to only take 3 clicks. The before layout did a good job of this and the new one does too. However, the goal with this one is for you, as a reader, to receive content *you* enjoy. So if you enjoy reading but don’t necessarily care for gamer content, you can have content catered toward you even if I might not cover that specific content every week.

Anyway, I hope this helps explains some of the terminologies and why. As the blogger behind ChickenStarRocket, I constantly work on making this website better for y’all. Hope you have a great rest of your day! Comment below if you like it.

Updates to the layout:

July 2019: New theme, SEO optimization, first mailing list exclusive.

March 2020: new banner with socials.

June 2020: new theme to run better on mobile, RSS feed newsletter, category-specific content, all posts are tagged, new menu, tag tree, Pinterest has all of my posts, switch from MailChimp to Convertkit,

October 2020: store launch.

January 2021: added a widget to translate the blog into multiple languages.

March 2021: added a search bar in the sidebar.

April 2021: combined cosmic & literary peeps, cleaned up tags.

September 2021 I updated the sidebar to only contain the tags (and I’m working on a feedback form because I’d love to hear your opinion!), deleted the contact me page in favor of displaying my email in the footer, updated the menu to no longer have submenus (since most of y’all are mobile users and they are annoying), put my socials & search bar in the header, and updated the padding /margins (this is a code thing to give more whitespace). I’m getting rid of the category titles on the banner (the picture with the moon, rocket, etc.) because that part of the layout is unreadable. I’ve redone many of the old featured images for the posts to match my current design aesthetic and fixed the posts themselves to be better.

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Very good info. Lucky me I discovered your blog by accident.
I have book-marked it for later!