Thursday, December 18, 2014

18 December 2014: Next steps

Now that our new Home Page has been completed, we are thinking of the next steps.  We will work on a new template for the Topic and Chapter pages.  It will be similar, but more consistent, and with a cleaner look.  It will also be easier to modify when necessary.  After that, we will work on templates for mobile devices, to improve the usability on these devices  - right now, there is too much text on the screen to easily read.

18 December 2014: Subscribe / Unsubscribe option fixed

We have fixed an error in the Constant Contact Subscribe / Unsubscribe.  Previously, you could only unsubscribe to all newsletters.  Now, you can choose which of the 5 newsletters to receive / not receive (PathologyOutlines: Case of Week, Jobs / Fellowships / Conferences, Website News; Detroit College Promise: General, Volunteer).

Let us know if you have any questions.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

16 December 2014: What do you think about the new Home Page?

We have fixed all the known problems with the new Home Page (the Uterus chapter was "found").   Let us know what you think.

Monday, December 15, 2014

15 December 2014: Missing Uterus chapter

Somehow it got lost.  We will fix the Home Page tomorrow, but the link is  Sorry for any inconvenience.

Update on 16 December 2014 - now fixed!

15 December 2014: New Homepage

Our new Home Page is up!  Sorry for any down time, but we are glad it was brief.  We will be testing for the next few days, but let us know what you think about the new Home Page, and if you find any errors.  We changed, to some extent, 8000 pages, so it may take a while to iron out all the kinks.  Most pages should look the same, but have a different internal structure.

Friday, December 12, 2014

12 December 2014: New Homepage Monday - Expect some Down Time

Next Monday, December 15, 2014, for the first time since our website was launched in August 2001, we will have a few hours of scheduled down time, most likely in the late morning / early afternoon.  If you access the site during this time, you will receive an error message, which will disappear when the website is back up.  We apologize for any inconvenience.  There will also be a delay in any new postings received after 3 pm today (Eastern time) until our new structure is in place on Monday.

This weekend, our computer consultant will copy all 8200+ files (chapter and topic pages and other pages) and put them into a database.  On Monday, we will launch our new Home Page, which should have all the same links, but in a cleaner format.  Each of the other files (excluding images) will be stored and retrieved from the database, but for the near future, they should look and operate exactly the same.  Ultimately with this new structure, we will have more uniform pages, better formatting for mobile devices, and a robust topic search capability.

Please contact us with any questions.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

11 December 2014: Jobs price increase

As of January 1, 2015, the cost to post a Pathologist/PhD ad will increase slightly to $850, for posting until filled or up to 6 months (12 months for academic positions).  We are happy that traffic to our Jobs page continues to grow and that we are able to provide this service to the pathology community.  Our advertisers say:
"Yes, we had a good response. Greatly appreciate your service." Ms. S, California, 9 December 2014

"Our main pathologist says this is the only site that a pathology job should be posted on!" Ms. J, Indiana, 20 November 2014

"Thank you, Joy. The ad looks good and we have already gotten an application for this position from it. Thank you for all your help with our position advertising." Ms. S, Oklahoma, 20 November 2014

For more testimonials, please click here.

The cost for non-pathologist laboratory jobs remains the same, a discounted rate of $325 for posting for up to 6 months (free if purchased at the same time as a Pathologist ad).