I’m very excited to introduce a completely redesigned Mad Fientist!
I spent the last couple of weeks hacking CSS and HTML and I have to say, I’m actually very pleased with the results.
In addition to being faster, better looking, and easier to read, the site is now responsive as well so that means it will look good on all different types of mobile devices.
Try it out now on your phone to see how nice it looks!
I’ve added a mobile icon so if you add the site to your phone or tablet homepage, it will put an icon on your screen (which will make it feel more like an app than a website).
Here’s how you would add the icon on an iPhone:
Since this is a short post, I figured I’d tack on a few other minor things.
Road Trip and Meet-Ups
Our house sale has been delayed so that means we’ve had to alter our travel plans a bit (specifically, the US road trip part).
I am excited that so many people want to meet up during our trip (see comments on the First Taste of Independence article) so hopefully everything with the house gets sorted out soon and we’ll still be able to hit most of the cities we were planning to.
Even though some cities are still up in the air, I should be able to set dates for the North Carolina and D.C. meet-ups soon so stay tuned (the D.C. party is going to be huge!)
Want a free designated driver to get to one of the meet-ups? If you sign up to Uber through this link, you will get $20 off your first ride.
Full disclosure: I will also get $20 off my next ride if you sign up using the above link so thank you very much if you do!
I’ve been waiting for one of these promotions to come along before signing up so when I saw one of my favorite travel bloggers post this same deal a few weeks ago, I jumped on it. After signing up, I realized I could offer the same thing so I figured I’d tack it on to this short post.
If you haven’t used Uber before, you should check it out. I’m not going to go into all the details but it’s like taking a cab, except it’s quicker, nicer, and its all controlled by an app on your mobile phone. All you do is open up the Uber app and say you want to get picked up and then you watch on the map as the closest driver comes to get you. Your credit card is linked to the app and you can preset a tip amount so you simply get out when you get to your destination and everything gets paid automatically. I’ve used it three times with friends and it was great each time so I’m excited to try it out for myself.
I’m really excited to hear what you think of the new design so please let me know in the comments below. If you find any bugs or if you have suggestions on how to make the site even better, please leave a comment or send me an email!
First Taste of Independence
Find out how we used frequent flyer miles, hotel points, and mistake fares to travel through three continents for very little money!