Editor's note: New design, and new writers!
Published: February 10, 2013 at 3:32 PM
As you've probably noticed (if you've visited with us before), everything looks a bit different today. Yes, we've changed the design a bit.
I wanted to change the typography on the site, to take advantage of the higher-resolution screens most people use these days. I wanted to try something a bit nicer than the old sans-serif font faces I had used to ensure maximum readability on the types of screens we had back in the mid-2000s, when I last redesigned the site.
And since I was changing that, I might as well widen the screen a bit, and change the line-up of links in the right column, and move the search form up on the page (and put another one at the bottom of the site). With all the changes, though, we've tried to keep the site friendly to smartphone and tablet displays.
You'll also notice we're highlighting some of our best photos up in the navigation bar at the top of the page. Those photos will rotate, allowing for a different line-up each time you view a Theme Park Insider page. I'll be adding more photos into that mix as time goes by, too.
There's also one new design feature for registered members of the site. Starting today, on the front page, logged-in members will see the full versions only of articles posted since your last visit to the site. You'll see summaries of the previous articles, instead. That will allow return visitors to the front page to skip more quickly to the comments on those older posts, rather than having to scroll through the whole things.
Now for the bigger news... you might also have noticed some additional bylines here on the front page. I'm thrilled to announce that we're expanding here on Theme Park Insider, and that some of your fellow Insiders have stepped up and will be writing here on the front page, too. In addition to the posts you've seen already, we've got some great new features coming up in the next week from five other writers (whose names will be familiar to long-time readers of the discussion board and attraction comments).
Please join me in welcoming our new front-pagers and I hope that you'll visit Theme Park Insider more often in the weeks to come. Thanks for being part of the community!