Hey, new site!

30 Aug

So far, I’m liking the new WNYMedia.net. Then again, it’s easy to like the recent, new iterations of WNYMedia.net because Chris Van Patten knows what he’s doing and works within a deadline. So far the only major things I’m noticing are the omission of a blogroll (perhaps we can replace it with a blog-version of Twitter’s Follow Friday), the “sharing is sexy” thingy under comments that screams acid-washed jeans at me for some reason, and the fact that the body of posts is significantly narrower than the 630-ish px from the last site.

Every re-do of the site takes some getting used to, but I like the way the gang has better integrated the writers and partners into the site this time around, and it’s fun to see what we keep talking about actually get implemented. Great job.

By the way, it’s the slowest week of the year, save Christmastime. Posting will be light. Besides, the city is too busy navel-gazing over City Grill.

14 Responses to “Hey, new site!”

  1. Chris Van Patten August 30, 2010 at 7:20 am #

    Yeah the “sexy” thing was lame. Forgot to change it on the production server. You may now “share and enjoy.”

  2. Greg August 30, 2010 at 7:35 am #

    I get a Firefox basic auth box popping up, asking for username/password for Twitter API

  3. Chris Van Patten August 30, 2010 at 7:41 am #

    Greg: Twitter’s widget is borked. I disabled the widget a few minutes ago, and we’ll find a suitable replacement for the widget that doesn’t freak out if the API is having issues.

  4. paul August 30, 2010 at 10:09 am #

    Will the links to other relevant websites return?

    • Christopher Smith August 30, 2010 at 10:22 am #

      Yes, they’ll return later tonight. We’re working out how to best display them.

  5. Eileen August 30, 2010 at 3:47 pm #

    Two thumbs up!

  6. STEEL August 30, 2010 at 5:01 pm #

    Nice and fast and does not take control my computer like and alien mind stealing beam.

  7. paul September 2, 2010 at 8:49 am #

    still no links!!!

  8. Dave Pogo September 2, 2010 at 4:54 pm #

    Great redesign, but I hate having to click on every post just to read it in its entirety. I always end up with 15 tabs open in my browser just to catch up on a few days worth of posts. Though the rundown of recent posts from Artvoice/BSD/YNN on the side are real nice.

  9. Tuco September 3, 2010 at 4:54 am #

    Will links to recent posts by other WNYMedia bloggers return at some point?

    • Marc Odien September 3, 2010 at 9:22 am #

      hopefully this weekend

  10. Rob September 3, 2010 at 8:39 am #

    Can you incorporate this software and make it able to be applied to specific commenters? That would be great, thanks.

  11. paul September 7, 2010 at 8:53 am #

    Still no links, even after your promise that they would be up a week ago. Poor business practice.

    • Marc Odien September 7, 2010 at 10:56 am #

      After much debate, we decided to nix it. Sorry… That’s what google reader is for. Most of those old links don’t even update anymore. Besides, blogrolls are so 2005

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