G&T gone dun a re-launch!
Rather than boring you all half to sleep with the finer details, I’ll keep this brief and to the point.
This re-launch has been what can only be described as “a long time coming”. The old system has served us well, but we were well overdue a CMS upgrade. Here are the main points of interest:
- We’re now running on WordPress. In the main this won’t affect you, but I’m quite pleased and that’s all that matters.
- The design has had a big ol’ refresh. It’s still G&T, but NEW. To offset the fact there’s now less information on the screen at any one time, we’ve categorised posts a little more and stuck in a second layer of navigation at the top of the home page. Unfortunately, this does bring into sharp relief how long it’s been since we posted a proper Review, but never mind.
- The new CMS will give you a little more control over your account, too. You can login and access your account page from the main navigation and, if you so wish, fill out a bit more detail about yourself and change up your display name. You’ll notice that your avatar has not been carried over from the old site, but if you have a Gravatar that’ll be used by default unless you upload a new one. If you want to continue using your old avatar, you’ll find it on your account page ready to grab and re-upload.
- New forum! It’s fairly similar to how it was on the old site, and there’s a thread in there for you to direct any forum specific queries or problems.
We hope you like what we’ve done to the place, but do bear in mind that the process of refining the design and functionality of the site is ongoing, so you’ll be seeing little improvements crop up here and there over the coming weeks and months.
Hmm, that wasn’t so brief after all, was it?