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Old 02-16-2007, 09:10 PM
Jason Dunn
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Default New Zune Thoughts Template

We couldn't leave well enough alone, so we've updated the template here at Zune Thoughts. Be sure to clear your browser cache (CONTROL+F5 on a PC) or things will look very strange. There were a few goals we had with this re-design:
  • Create a template that all other Thoughts Media Web sites can use.
  • Spruce up the visual design of the template by adding new graphics, changing the colours, and adding general polish (the first template was done in quite a hurry for our launch).
  • Create a high-visibility area where we can promote our articles and original content.
  • Highlight top stories, articles, and recent posts in our forums.
  • Expose the power of the network: we want to show you what's going on with the other Thoughts Media sites, from the articles we're publishing on them, to the news items that are being published.
  • Speed up page loading: by switching to a new AJAX-based RSS feed solution, the page will load first,then the RSS feeds up top and in the right column. Everything feels snappier.
  • Make front-page archives easier to get at by having links at the bottom of the front page.
  • Drive added revenue: sad but true, money matters, and since Thoughts Media is what I do for a living, we added one new advertising zone to the front page and recently added a new ad zone to the forums.
Feedback on the new template is welcome, as long as it's constructive and nicely worded! ;-)
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