Posted by Luke Neima on Wed, 27 Nov 2013
We have been talking about doing a few aesthetic changes for some time, and with some help from our IT team we are proud to announce the launch of a new face for ABC.
The majority of the changes should be in place by the end of the day on November 28th, and some things may be missing in the interim - but we'll have everything back in place by then. The site may also be down for a few hours while changes are being made. If things are missing or out of place, or you just feel lost on Friday, don't hesitate to get in touch via the contact form below.
Most of the changes are superficial, and are designed to make the site simpler and easier to use. But there are also a few new features for you all to explore:
On the home page we will now be featuring our picks of the day and picks of the week, so you can always stay abreast of the latest, best content on ABC;
You will now be able to upload pictures to go with your stories and poems (we even have a few stock images to choose from - if you have suggestions for these send them along!);
You can now search through stories based on awards;
There is now a button that will allow you to single out great criticism on poems and stories - every user can single out two comments a day as 'great feedback' to reward those users who take the time to deeply read work and give meaningful feedback. They're the people who make ABC a great environment for writers and we want to single out the work that they do.
If you have any comments, suggestions or queries about the changes - things you like or don't like, things about the old site you'd like brought back, or ideas for what else we might do to improve the site further - please don't hesitate to get in touch with me via at firstname.lastname@example.org
All the best,
Luke Neima and the ABCtales Team