The Scholarly Kitchen is contemplating a remodeling job — a new layout, a new system of categories, some new features. While we have our own ideas of which sites do a good job of featuring a panel of interesting authors, frequently updated content (daily or better), and a wide range of topics, we’re wondering which sites you think we should look at for inspiration.
Here are the things we want to do better:
- Deprecate posts more gradually, so perhaps a full week of posts is available at a glance, rather than just the latest post
- Provide better sidebars — ones that are clearer, provide glimpses into the archive or important categories, and also let some key Twitter feeds shine
- Retain the scholarly feel. We don’t want to look or feel like a “content farm” or visual assault.
I’ve put a poll below so you can vote on some options — specifically, Inside Higher Ed, the Chronicle of Higher Education, O’Reilly Radar, and Gawker. But these are just a starting point. If you have other sites to recommend, please leave a comment. If not, please vote.