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The TOL Site, 2.0
We're now, officially, a year into this Think Out Loud experiment, and we thought it was high time to redesign our website. There were of course a few things we wanted to change ourselves, but we were even more interested in the changes you were hoping for. So we talked to many of you -- listeners and commenters and lurkers -- to figure out what was working on the site and what could be improved. Your input was immensely helpful.
The biggest complaint we heard, over and over, was that you wanted a clearer and easier to navigate site. In particular, you wanted to always know what shows were coming up. That concern was one of the guiding principles of this redesign.
In most ways this new site should act just like the old site. We'll put information up about our shows, provide a forum for your discussions about those shows, and sometimes follow up with photos or reflections or audio extras. We still want your show ideas, and are eager to help foster conversations that will live on after the hour of live radio. Your old username and password will work. (If you forgot your password, you can reset it here.)
In fact the changes are relatively subtle. One of the changes I'm most excited about (and not just because I spent Christmas week as a one-man tagging party) is that you can now navigate by tags, which means that if, say, you want to see a list of all the shows we've done about race, you can. Ditto for medicine. Or salmon. The other big change is that information that's not directly about a show -- like, for example, this post -- will now show up in this "Producer's Blog."
One final note: the guts of this new site are in good shape but the outside may need a bit of buffing and massaging over the next few weeks. Bear with us as we do the final tweaks in public!
And if you have any specific questions or problems with the site's performance, please drop us a line:
thinkoutloud ((at)) opb.org
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