What I really do for a living

You might have noticed by now that things look a bit different around here all of a sudden. I've been waiting for quite a while to share this with all of you, and now I can finally do so.

Over the last few months, Philly.com has been working on a massive redesign project, which we've finally unveiled to you today. And despite the various things I've said about why posting on the blog was light during much of March and April, the redesign was the real reason.

I've told this to quite a few people, but in case you didn't know, that's my real job with Philly.com -- along with producing the region's most-read sports website on a daily basis.

Writing this blog comes second, even though it has at times been the only thing that keeps me sane.

So although I don't want to gloat about it too much, I hope you understand the pride I take in the construction work I've been doing.

From the night Villanova lost to Kansas until the morning I arrived at Penn Relays, I was building new pages for the main sports front, each of the four pro teams, the college sports section and the high school sports section.

Once I got back from Franklin Field, I took over construction of new opinion and blogs section fronts. I'll be keeping an eye on those pages from now on as well, in addition to my sports work.

All of this was a tremendous amount of work for myself, the other members of the production team, and a group of web developers and tech folks who came up with things all over this site that I couldn't have possibly dreamed of.

I hope you like the new site, with all of the new tools and toys that come with it. And there's a lot more where they came from, too.

Because really, this thing is for you all -- and I particularly want that to be the case for the sports page.

If there's something you want to see, let me know by posting a comment or sending me an email via the link to the right of here. I can't promise everything, but I do want to hear from you.

Thanks as always, and enjoy our region's new online home.