Paul L. Caron

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Welcome to TaxProf Blog 2.0

After nine years of operation, I am proud to unveil the new TaxProf Blog, the first step in a re-design of the Law Professor Blogs Network of forty legal blogs edited by leading scholars and educators who are committed to providing the web destination for law professors, practitioners, government and nonprofit lawyers, legal information professionals, and students in their respective fields.  The re-design is intended to provide the premier legal blogging platform to our editors by (1) optimizing each blog for viewing across a variety of platforms (desktop, laptop, tablet, and smart phone); (2) empowering editors with additional tools in managing their blogs, including fuller integration of social media; (3) providing more robust analytics with richer and more accurate readership data; and (4) strengthening our partnership with Wolters Kluwer Law & Business/Aspen Publishers and providing additional avenues for monetization.

I welcome your comments on the re-design as I strive to make TaxProf Blog and the Law Professor Blogs Network even more useful in your professional life.  Once we work out any remaining kinks, my tech team will roll out the re-design across the entire network. For anyone interested, I posted the PowerPoint slides from the talk I gave on Law Professor Blogs Network 2.0: Faculty, IT and Vendor Collaboration in June at the 23rd Annual Conference for Law School Computing at Chicago-Kent College of Law (video here).

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I preferred seeing blog posts in black and white rather than gray and white.

Posted by: Bob | Jul 31, 2013 5:49:59 AM

That statement doesn't sound like you, it sounds more like a release from a professional communications department (e.g., robust...optimize...empower..the).

As for the site: Thank you for not succumbing to that horrible practice of hiding content "under the fold". Please don't ever do that.
Hiding "Previous coverage" under the fold makes sense, but not the body of text. (As an aside, the "Previous coverage" index is useful, but could "Tag Lines" achieve the same with less text?)

The background white seems too bright.

"Preview" in comments remains an excellent idea. Can the comment box include spell check of some sort? My googlebar spell check does not work anymore.

Most of us get straight tax news from CCH, BNA, etc, so the the mix of links here is a wonderful supplement-- legislative, scandals, opinion, policy, higher education and the the warm touch of the Caron family (and pet) peregrinations. The Taxanalyst content is great, too. Please don't stop.

Posted by: Yo Gabba Gabba | Jul 31, 2013 10:22:20 AM

I'm excited to see the new design of the website. I hope to continue to read the quality coverage of tax news, but also hope this inspires new ways of communicating with readers. Bravo on the first step!

Posted by: Alayne Marie | Jul 31, 2013 10:23:46 AM

The format would be more conducive to selecting subjects I am interested in if you would give short--two or three sentence--previews of a post.

Posted by: Mike Olsen | Jul 31, 2013 10:34:22 AM