We just launched a new design for the Search Engine Roundtable. All the changes are primarily design and very few functionality changes. I do hope the new design will speed up a few things including commenting on our stories and also searching our archives.
Note: Please clear your cache to see all changes.
Overall, I felt it was critical to keep the theme the same. So you can see many elements and themes from our previous design throughout the site. But now the site simply looks and fits better with our content. I am pretty tired right now, so I will sum up the major changes in bulleted list:
- New look
- Less ads
- Revised authors page
- Revised the forums page
- Archives page jazzed up
- Revised awards pages with added testimonials
- Revised seals page
- Easier to use contact forms
- Google Coop powered internal search feature
- Easy to understand subscribe page
- Added recent entries page via left side bar
- Revised advertise page
- Easier to submit threads for consideration
- Added custom 404 pages (forgot to mention this)
- and more...
Our RustyBrick designer, Skew, and I worked on the site design. I then worked with Sergio to code the site, I love his work.
Please feel free to leave comments or email me via the contact us form with bugs or suggestions. Oh, yes I know the forums still needs to be converted to new design.
Forum discussion at Search Engine Roundtable Forums.
Update: FeedBurner is having connectivity issues. Nice to have this happen when I launch a new design. It is slowing down the site right now. I hope they fix it fast.