Merry Christmas, from Theme Park Insider
Well, you've probably noticed the new look around here. I'm still tweaking the design here and there, so please bear with me. :-)
The main format of the site hasn't changed all that much -- mostly just the colors. But the right rail from the home page is now found on all pages of the site, making navigation from park to park a bit easier.
Also, you no longer need to be a registered member of the site in order to vote on listed attractions, restaurants and hotels, though you will continue to need to be registered in order to submit a comment, a Blog Flume item, a discussion post or to update any of the park, attraction, restaurant or hotel description wikis. So if you are a TPI lurker, please jump in and submit your ratings for all the locations on the site that you've visited in person.
(Long-time readers, don't worry. I'm putting in place some safeguards to prevent ballot stuffing by unregistered readers.)
Finally, the bug reports: We typically keep votes on the site for 12 months, but in switching over to the open voting system, about 10 months of votes have gone missing. I'm trying to restore some of those with a back-up, but until then, please take this as an opportunity to recast your votes and submit fresh comments for the locations at the parks you frequent, or at least have visited recently.
Also, the page layout is a bit ragged at the bottom of shorter pages. I've got a potential fix for that which I'll be trying tomorrow. But right now, I'm tired. Time to go shop for Christmas dinner!
Best wishes for your holiday season, and, as always, thank you for reading and participating on Theme Park Insider!
The new colors look VERY nice! But, just my opinion, the side bar on the right would look better on the left side of the page with the ads on the left.
I like the new colors and home page image, but I don't like how the sidebar has narrowed the text in the discussion section.
Wow, the site looks awesome Robert!!! Two thumbs up.
happy holidays robert!!!
Kudos on the new look! It's quite nice. Is that Lochness Monster on the top of the page?
Yep, Chris. Sharp eye. I looked through about 500 photos submitted to the site before finding that one, which aligned into the available space on the masthead perfectly. (Plus, Loch Ness was the first "major" coaster I ever rode, so it's a sentimental pick for me....) Thanks, Chris!
Yeah, I knew that photo looked very familiar...LOL. I'm looking forward to the new changes.
I like the new look Robert, very colourful. However I would like to point out that you havn't featured a single British park in the 'International Parks' section you've displayed on the right hand side of the page. Congratulations, you just ruined christmas!
I like the new look. Love the new banner.
Looks great! Thanks! Merry Christmas & many thrills for 2008!
The new design is nice, I the overall 'feel' of it, but the top buttons look a little out of place to me. The navigation though is awesome and looks great, definitely comes in handy throughout the site.
The site looks fine in my version of Firefox, but I don't have any ad blocking extensions installed. Just the pop-up blocker. Which one are you using? I'll test with that so it doesn't break the lay-out.
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