The All New Gecko Time

It is hard to believe that Gecko Time turned 1 year old on March 7th. That’s when it all started. I have started many reptile websites but Gecko Time by far has been the most fun and I’d like to to think the best return for the community as well.

Check out our new habitat

Hopefully you’re enjoying our brand new layout. Isn’t it pretty? I’d like to give a huge thanks for David Leggett for his help on this. Without it, I would not have gotten the site to where it is now. I’d also like to thank James Costa for his CSS help.

So why the new layout? Well, outside of it just being time for a renovation, we set out this redesign with a few goals in mind. Here is what we hoped to accomplish as we tackled this project:

  • Easy and clear way to subscribe: It became clear early on that the reptile world is not used to blogs as a form of communication. Sure, we’re used to forums, basic chat rooms, and instant messages. One thing that we hope to do with this redesign is to increase continual readership of Gecko Time. An easy way to do this is to enter your email in the subscription box and we’ll send you a short update when we have awesome articles for you to read.
  • Get new readers deeper into the blog: We have lots of great posts hidden behind our front page. To show off these posts we’ve created two areas on the site. First, we will feature two great articles at the top of our index page. Next, we will show three articles we’d love for you to get your hands on at the end of each post. We hope that if you pop in for a post you’ll stick around and read some of our other material.
  • Show off our awesome sponsors: Wait . . .  what? Yeah, we have sponsorship opportunities available. The gecko community is tight knit and readily shows support. Now, with a new design that focuses more on our sponsors, it’s a great time to consider grabbing a banner spot and advertising your 2010 offspring.

We hope you love it

Leave us a comment and let us know what you think! We love to hear from our readers. Thanks for being a part of the Gecko Time community!

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Written by Matthew

I've been keeping odd pets since I was 14, keeping and breeding a variety of species from viper geckos to poison dart frogs. Now living in Georgia, working in online advertising.


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