To welcome the new year and decade, I have unveiled a new look at Brad Bare and I hope you like the layout. I am seeking your feedback as to whether you like the new design or whether you would like to see any changes made to the layout. I have tried making the main page as functional as possible, without it being too cluttered. When you first arrive, you will discover a minimal design by dedicating the sidebar to individual posts and pages to streamline the look of the main page and provide you with immediate access to the latest updates.
The new theme utilizes some great design concepts, some of which are not visible, so I would like to point a few things out. The first fourteen posts at the top of the landing page highlight the latest updates. You can load even more posts by pressing on the back and forward arrows, with ‘lazy loading’ designed to lower the server resources and provide you with improved page loading times, as only the images appearing on your screen will load.
After the first fourteen posts, you will see numerous studio spotlights featuring the latest scenes from a selection of gay porn studios. I will be expanding the list of studios once I see how things are received based on your feedback. The idea of this feature allows you to scroll down the page to your favorite studios, then view the latest scenes showcased for each studio. You can also explore more posts by using the back and forward arrows within the studio spotlight category.
To help you appreciate scenes from each studio better, if you click on the studio name in the studio spotlight section on the main page, you can view the posts for all scenes I have featured for that particular studio. If you’re a fan of the classic blog format, I haven’t forgotten about you, the only issue is you’ll need to scroll down to the bottom of the main page, where you will see the legacy blog format, along with page number navigation to help you explore the 250+ pages. The infinite scroll feature has not been activated for this section, as there are over 3,000 posts featured at Brad Bare, so each page will display twelve posts at a time.
Once you click on a post, you will be taken to a page that features the scene description, photos and trailer, all neatly positioned in one place for your viewing pleasure. The trailers only date back to January 1, 2019 (these videos are hosted externally and are culled periodically, as the storage and data transfer costs associated with video delivery are in addition to my regular web hosting costs and the trailers are large in size and very popular). The counter displaying the number of page views only commenced on January 1, 2020 when the new theme was launched.
The sidebar is accessible from individual posts and features a minimal design by including a simple list of studios and features, so you can quickly explore the scenes and articles. The numbers represent how many articles for each studio or category. At the bottom of each post, the tags are neatly displayed to help you enjoy other scenes featuring the models or studios. If you visit Brad Bare using a mobile device, the new mobile theme has also been activated to help pages load more quickly for you. When you are viewing an individual post, you can easily access the menu at the top or bottom of each page.
This update only involves the design elements, with new features coming online throughout the year. With over 3,000 posts featured at Brad Bare, being able to find what you are looking for quickly and easily is important. I would love to hear your thoughts about the new design, so please leave a comment below, or contact me with your feedback, whether it is good or bad, I want to know. I look forward to hearing from you and thank you for visiting Brad Bare.
JANUARY 16, 2019 UPDATE
After receiving some feedback, I have decided to slightly adjust the layout of the main page. I am happy to acknowledge that most of you liked the new look, but I received a couple of messages asking if the design could have a similar feel to the previous theme. Based on this feedback, I have reconfigured the main page by removing the tiles at the top featuring the latest posts, I have added a sidebar to the main page so you can find other sections quickly and easily, plus I made the latest posts easier to read. I have moved the studio spotlight to the sidebar, with just the latest update featured instead of six updates. If you want to see more posts from a particular studio, just click on the latest post for that studio, then use the breadcrumbs at the top of the page to select the studio, or simply click on the studio name and all the scenes for that studio will load right before your eyes. I know this adjustment won’t please everyone, but I hope things look more user friendly and functional by making these enhancements. ~ Brad.