The Website Changes

The charts will come back to the top of this page as soon as I figure out how to get that done.  If you have an opinion on this, please post a comment.

Charts take a long time to load on a mobile device and since the majority of our readers are on phones, tablets, iPads, and whateverdroids, we’re trying to “go with the flow.”

The new layout can still be tweaked in a number of areas.

One example is in text size.  If you want it larger (or smaller) please post a note on that.

There are a few readers who have not been able to get the pinch-zoom feature to work o the new site, like the old one.  But, that seems to be a device-dependent problem.

If this functionality has gone away on older Apple products, try updating the OS to something more recent.  The pinch-zoom works fine on our phone and Kindles so that’s of the list.

As I mentioned in an update this weekend, we have installed a test instance of Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) but we have turned off the immediate redirect to that.

AMP is an interesting case.

The idea of Google, et al, is that websites can be a lot faster with AMP pages.

That’s true, but they do this by getting rid of features.  And, even worse from the money-grubbing capitalist perspective, the monetization is less than perfect.

The promoters of AMP technology want capitalists to step up and buy “pro” versions of software, near as I can figure, to get full monetization tools.

If it worked perfectly, then maybe.  But for now, the social buttons on the AMP side don’t work right.  I’m sure it’s something with me, but, then again…

There is a new Chart Page on the menu.  This is the second copy of the familiar Kitco gold and silver charts.  But, I have also added QQQ and SPY charts, as well.  Greedy money-grubber I am,, I’ve learned markets are like cottonmouths:  It’s not wise to turn your back on them, even for a second!

We have spent tons of time on this over the weekend…including an oh, so exciting update of this sites Cookies, Security, and complicity with those effing idiots of the EU who – after big corporations and governments ALREADY HAVE MASSIVE FILES ON EACH OF US – are trying to pui “the horse back in the barn” on cookies.

It won’t work, but this is home mindless, unelected bureaucracies work  – furthering their own self-importance.  Pigs and slime are generally brighter.

So, go ahead and comment on the changes – and when you do, please be specific enough do a stupe like me can figure out what’s wrong.

It you post “I don’t like the new site/look/functionality” that doesn’t do jack shit in terms of being an actionable remark.

Something like “I like the header logo bigger” IS ACTIONABLE.  But, when you have such a remark, please let me know which platform you are using (desktop, laptop, tablet, phone) and which operating system (iOS, Win 7,8,8.1,10) and browser (Firefox, Exploder, Edge, Safari, Silk, Android, Opera, etc) so I can duplicate what you’re griping about.


I have new callouses on my ass from all this.  Funny thing is, it’s Ure fault, lol.,,,

27 thoughts on “The Website Changes”

  1. I read on my laptop, and I do like the charts. But I will still visit here often (daily?) with or without them.

    • Thanks Gene. Now, if you would just mention that to 3-million of your closest friends, we’ll get famously rich!

  2. Your site is one of my absolute must-reads every day. I like the changes you have made. Thanks for all of the hard work. One problem: The new posts easily come up on my laptop, but I cannot get today’s on my Kindle.

  3. I keep the Kitco Gold and Silver Charts on my Open Windows ribbon on the bottom of my Firefox screen. I get upset enough already with the evidence of the manipulation of these COMEX price points. I don’t need any more, thank you very much.

  4. I like the font — easier to read with these old eyes. However, what I miss is the easy way to get from the finance to the coping sections. Before I just clicked at the bottom of the finance section to the coping section title. Today I had to get out of the finance section back to the ‘main menu’ and click from there. Is that just b/c I read this on a desktop not mobile device?

    • Those little navigation links are “breadcrumbs” in programmingease.
      I just activated them so they SHOULD show up….(fingers crossed)

  5. or next to the select page put charts and when I click on the charts it’ll be at the bottom instantly., even though you do have charts in the menu.
    A an added benefit of the charts being at the bottom is you can modify and add as many as you want and it won’t interfere with the top of the page

  6. You must have worked your magic, for after repeated attempts to get today’s updates on my Kindle, they appeared! Thanks!

  7. George – AMP is still defaulting on the iPad. Charts are not displaying and neither is the chicken article. At the bottom of the screen, intermittently, there is a link to return to the non-AMP site. Click that and charts and ads are back.

    Don’t say I did not warn you.

    • Error was on my part…need to flip a few toggles to turn off redirection to AMP – which (as you said)_ is a major PITA. Dumps content sort of willynilly.

    • I will check with Elaine – when she returns. She’s off to the store to keep the company of other vegetables, briefly.
      When she returns with said phone I will inch and squeeze her and report back.
      Oh…her PHONE…

  8. Using Galaxy Tab A Android Ver 7.
    Yesterday, I could increase font by pinch squeeze, not today.
    Also no charts or graphs in article. Cannot find at bottom.
    Did see kitco graphs once.
    And strangely, no Urban chicken article in list of subjects now.
    Links seem to work just fine.

  9. Site looks a lot cleaner. I’m using the latest edition of Firefox and it looks great; lots easier to read with these old eyes. BTW I appreciate the charts on top page; lets me easily track the value of my 2 Silver coins!

  10. George, on my Android, all I get is a listing of the titles of each commentary, no comment totals or the first few lines of your storyline. On my pc, the format gives that info (as it did in the past)

  11. George, reminds me of US v1 and v2. I like it with the exception of the comment indent. It indents 12 from the header, which limits comment width to 50, but then it also indents 12 on threads, so a nested reply is limited to 38chr wide, and a nested “rebuttal” or 2nd level reply, 26. What happens if I want to use supercalifragilisticexpialidocious or pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis in a post…?

    • Easy: Say Mary Poppins or in the latter say “lung disease caused by inhaling very fine ash and sand”
      You do know that is an invented word for the purpose of bullshitting people, right? On the other hand, anarcho-syndicalism a useful concept…

      • Of course — they’re both nonsense words. However, I’m both pleased and ashamed to admit that at some time or other, I’ve found a way to use both, in both conversation and commentary. BTW conversation is better, because you get to actually see the listeners turn purple from mild apoplexy…

  12. something about your website that disturbs me . i cant put my finger on it yet, its something backward,
    its something traik
    its somehow tierce

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