Have a great christmas all!
We’re taking some time off and we’re going to be tinkering with the site in the interim to try and improve it, including a platform upgrade. Many thanks to everyone who has submitted an article, snippit etc… Please keep them coming, it is what fuels the site. Unfortunately I cannot answer to each one individually, but I do try to - so apologies if I haven’t got back to you.
Have a great christmas and new year, and we’ll see you back here on January 2nd!
So, in a paragraph, I’ll summarize what’s new. Firstly we have comments that work properly, and format nicely. Secondly, we’re on a newer, faster, bigger server running a newer, faster and in general a more ace version of WordPress with a nice new custom theme. Thirdly, and more exciting is the introduction of a sideblog. Due to the differing nature of posts, it was decided that we needed two columns to showcase news and work and anything else that gets submitted. The left column will be mainly for showcasing ace work (using bigger images - gawd bless the new server) whereas the right column will be more informational, for updates, general news and alerts. Both columns have their merit so check both regularly!
We also have some new features lined up that aren’t quite finished yet, but please suggest any you may have. One we do have is a shoutbox, but we don’t want to put it on unless we feel there is a demand for it. We’ve had it for months (a paid-for version) but we’ve found hacking it to our demands etc.. to not be too good. If there’s a demand for it though, we’ll incorporate it into the site.
Finally, we’ll be running a fortnightly newsletter. Thanks to all those who’ve signed up so far. If you haven’t signed up yet, make sure you do, as we’ll have some nice juicy content in these emails.
Nonesuch Records re-launches
Jami Beaton says, “I thought you might be interested in the launch of Nonesuch Record’s new website. Created by design studio, Sisu and branding partner Axiom Design Communications, the new Nonesuch.com features a complete overhaul of the site’s content, features, design and technology to provide the label and artists with a robust, attractive new platform to directly interact with fans—introducing them to new artists and genres; supporting their exploration via blogs, radio players, videos and music tracks; and then driving them to purchase.” Nice site, that!
There’s some really neat work on coolshowcase.com. Sergio wrote to us saying,The idea is to bring and bring together artists and designers on the internet. In this gallery there are many styles and quality prevails. We want users are those who control. We want to add many more features, but as you know in this item on the ideas and lack the time.
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