I say, this place does look rather fresh, doesn’t it? That’s no accident – this is the result of a looooong redesign process. It’s been a long time coming for a couple of reasons. The main one being that I’ve just been so busy with work, but also because there have been a lot of backend bits and bobs that have needed rejigging in order to make our long-in-tooth rebuilding process a reality. Yes, I know, I’ve said this loads of times before. But I mean it this time. Because… it’s June.
The Sonic Stadium has been truly lucky to have such a great team working behind it to get you the best Sonic news as and when it arrives. And now, they (as well as me, obviously) have the opportunity to quickly and efficiently get a whole heap of original written info and content back onto the site, without compromising our news reporting. You’ve probably already seen Jason’s great Archie comic reviews, or Hogfather’s impressive trips through obscure Sonic game features. Well, with this new design, we’re going to ramp up that quality long-form content for you.
It all starts with the new home page. We want our articles – the stuff that we have been spending more time on as of late – to stay on the front page and get exposure, long after they’ve been pushed off by a tonne of Sonic Lost World news. As we emphasise our video content and begin our journey to properly rebuilding our information section, you’ll find that we have dedicated space on the home page to these areas too.
At the moment, the entire site amounts to nothing but category lists right now. Except for the SSMB, of course. But in time, we will introduce new game, comic and cartoon info pages that won’t go old and mouldy within five minutes due to neglect. No! Neglect is not our middle name (anymore)! We kick neglect’s face into the dusty floor. Have it, neglect!
Ahem. The bottom line is, this new site design is just the first step in a number of ways we’re revitalising the site and how we present (and create) content to you. Also, we’ve finally got with the times and made a site design that suits bigger screens, innit. Enjoy! I’ll be around a lot more frequently, now that I’ve finally got part one of this project out of the door!
As is customary with these things, there’s bound to be a few weird things that occur as a result of the new look. If anything’s gone skewiff about the place, be sure to give us a heads up!