Monday, April 20, 2015

20 April 2015: Home Page Changes

We have made several changes to the Home Page.

First, we have added Amazon links to the Header and Footer.  Please click on the link, and bookmark this Amazon page as the place to start when purchasing books or other items.  To improve our website, we are making expensive (for us) investments in IT upgrades, more frequent updates and an Editorial Board.  Your purchases at Amazon, made through our website, help make these upgrades possible.  You can also visit Amazon through the links on our Books pages.

Second, we have removed 2 lines of ads from the Home Page (towards the bottom), so the page looks less cluttered.

Third, we have made some minor formatting changes: "reviewers" to "authors", slight change to Header color, change to Footer color to match Header, changed "surgical pathology chapters" to "anatomic pathology chapters" (a more accurate term), added links to future Muscle and Pediatric Pathology chapters.


Wednesday, April 15, 2015

15 April 2015: New Server for PathologyOutlines.com

We have moved PathologyOutlines.com to a new server, with more memory, more storage, and newer hardware.  The transition will occur over the next day or so.  

Changes made over the past week (i.e. some advertisements) may have a slight delay in transferring.

I apologize for the down times over the past week.  This was actually a different issue -  something to do with daily backups, which I must admit I don't understand, except that it should not be an issue with the new server.

Please call me with any questions at 248/646-0325 or email NatPernick@gmail.com


Monday, April 13, 2015

13 April 2015: Down time at PathologyOutines.com

We apologize for the website being down sporadically the past few days, apparently due to several coexisting changes.  First, we are moving to a bigger and faster server.  In the process, all of the existing files have to be copied to the new server.  Second, our daily backups were apparently occurring during the morning, instead of during the night.  Third, we are redoing our Home Page (some small changes) and developing templates for the remaining pages.  Apparently, all of these things happening at the same time, plus perhaps some other "gremlins", were too much for the server (or maybe it needed a coffee break).

Sorry for any inconvenience, but we are working on a better website for you.

- Nat

Friday, April 3, 2015

3 April 2015: Feature Page

Our Feature page for April is Laboratory Accreditation / Education / CME, and highlights our advertisers ARUP Laboratories, The American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP), Board Vitals, College of American Pathologists (CAP) and Educational Symposia. It also contains an original short article, " Laboratory Accreditation: The Business of Blood Banking", by Jaleh Mansouri, M.D.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

2 April 2015: Traffic continues to increase

Thanks to your support, March 2015 had record traffic of 679,473 visits (average of 21,918 visits per day), and a record 2.62 million page views.

We have a new Mystery Case on the Home Page.

Phase 2 of our Website upgrade will probably not start until mid May 2015.  At that time, the Header and Footer will start to change for all pages, and we will put the topics into a more standard format.  We are adding more staff to make this happen sooner (thank to the support from our new Members, click here for more information).

In response to visitor feedback, we will eliminate 1 or 2 rows of ads on the Home Page, and will also change the terminology "reviewers" to "authors", which is more accurate.

We are also adding new members of the Editorial Board, and more Authors, to help improve the website content.

Monday, March 30, 2015

30 March 2014: More memberships

Thanks to the following new members, whose support helps us improve PathologyOutlines.com:

Basic
($100 per year)

Jorge Billoch, M.D., San Juan, Puerto Rico (18Mar15)
Jerad M. Gardner, M.D., University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (1Jan15)
Sara C. Shalin, M.D., Ph.D., University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (1Jan15)
David R. Stockman, M.D., M.S., University of South Carolina School of Medicine (20Mar15)
Debra Zynger, M.D., The Ohio State University (1Jan15)


Resident / Fellow
($50 per year)

Abul Ala Syed Rifat Mannan M.D., Mount Sinai - St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital Center, New York 



30 March 2015: Duration for Academic Job postings

After discussing with some of our advertisers, we have decided to shorten the period of time in which Academic jobs are posted on our Jobs page to 6 months (previously they could be posted for up to 12 months).  If any advertiser would like to renew their ad after the 6 month period, we will give 50% off the new ad as long as no major changes are made to the ad.  A benefit to the advertiser of renewing their ad is that it will appear in the newly posted ads section of the Jobs page as well as the newly posted Jobs emails.  It would also have a new date on it at the bottom.  We think this will improve the Jobs page by keeping it more current.