Friday, March 23, 2007

All change, all the time

As you may have noticed, AuthorsAloud has a new look. Aside from what I hope you'll agree are aesthetic improvements — a cleaner, more modern design — the changes are intended to have three benefits:
1. Easier navigation.
There should never be confusion about where you are in AuthorsAloud, or how to find what you want. Every page now features the same sitemap-style navigation menu on the right, including the name of every author to be found in the site, so you can always find your way quickly to the reading or the section you're looking for.
2. Quick links to fiction and poetry.
The Welcome page's "at a glance" area offers three buttons that will give you fast access to groups of authors where you'll be able to see ... at a glance ... who is reading, and what work they're reading from, and then link directly to that reading.
3. More recognition for authors.
The featured readings area at the top of the page shows six faces. The top three will show the latest three readings to be added to AuthorsAloud. The bottom three will rotate through the AuthorsAloud library on a regular basis to remind visitors of readings they may have missed.

As always, if you have any thoughts or suggestions for AuthorsAloud, use the contact page to let us know. We're all in this together.

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