Well, it took a while, but we’ve finally found time to get up the Christmas decorations here at TSS. Hope you like the layout! This place shall be henceforth referred to for the next few weeks as The Ice Cap Stadium! Or something! You love it, it’s everyone’s favourite level from Sonic 3. And if it isn’t, why not? It better not be Marble Garden, I swear to God.
Now, you’ve probably noticed already, but this new festive feel brings more than a different colour scheme. The design of the site has been updated slightly, to make things a bit more friendly and easier to navigate on the whole. The Top 3 “Hot Stories” feature we used to have on the home page were incredibly useful and popular, so we’ve expanded it to five and placed them above the content. So no matter where you are on the site, you can easily check out the latest breaking stories on TSS.
The home page has returned to the ‘blog’ style layout of previous years, but don’t worry – I know lots of you really love that list style that we previously had. Lists have been integrated into our archives system – if you want to filter all our content to just the Sonic News headlines, simply click ‘News’ in the main menu up there, and all the latest will be displayed as you remember it.
For the home page changes, the reason we went back was because lists were great for providing content quickly (which is why we didn’t get rid of them) but they lacked soul, man. Especially when one of us wants to do one of our fan-gasming (or fan-slamming) updates or blog posts, it doesn’t really work as well when it’s arranged in a list form.
There will be more tweaks in the coming weeks – mostly to the sidebar and other pages as I finally get a week off of work and get round to putting some old content back on the site – but I hope you enjoy what you see so far, and I hope the changes are useful to you. If they are (or if they aren’t), do let me know in the comments area below!
Finally, let me jump in first and officially wish all of our readers, and every other fellow Sonic fan, a very Merry Christmas in advance. We’ll have plenty of prizes and festive contests coming up, so stay tuned!