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Redesign Number Four

by Josh Rubin in Culture on 12 November 2006

If you're reading this on the site (as opposed to in your RSS reader or email) you've surely already noticed our redesign. Version four of CH is new from the bottom up: New publishing system, new server, new design. We wanted to clean things up a bit, add some new features and help you more easily use CH to get inspired.

Check out the video section, which is now integrated as it always should have been. Viewing the nearly 3,000 entries in our archive is now much easier with keyword or image browsing. There's a new navigation tool that lets you choose recent, common or random keywords to browse by. While we got a lot done in time for launch, there are still more improvements coming in the next few weeks. We're working on an improved version of reader contributions, new content areas, and deploying ThinkMap to better browse our archive. We're also tuning the server to get stuff like search to move a bit faster.

For those of you who prefer to have the site delivered to your inbox we now give you the choice of daily and weekly updates. We've also updated our newsletters to reflect our new design. To subscribe to the daily or weekly newsletters pull down the subscribe form just below the search box, top-left.

Some things haven't changed. The Showcase, our gallery of artist contributions, is still located at the top of the page. If you're interested in submitting your work for consideration, drop us a note from the contact link at the bottom of the page. We are also staying true to our editorial policy, which is to write about stuff we like. Editorial coverage from our global team is never "sponsored."

Special thanks to Travis Rogers for design, Russell Morgan and Joel Niedfeldt for development. And to the CH team—especially Evan Orensten and Ami Kealoha—for their ongoing contributions.

Lastly, a huge thanks to Adobe for not only sponsoring the redesign but also giving us a much needed deadline.

If memory serves we got a lot of feedback on the two previous redesigns, so let us know what you think about the redesign—be it good, bad or a bug. We appreciate your feedback. Just use the new contact link at the bottom of the page.

Thanks,

Josh

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