Aeverine.info is going through a change that began on the evening of Friday, November 9. If you’re viewing the site Friday evening, you may see some parts of the site in transition until the change is complete by January 2013.
Why the change?
This is primarily not a “redesign” to change the basic look or functionality of the site. Rather, we needed to move to a new back-end platform (the tool our editors use to program the site) and as a side effect, some things needed to change. Aeverine.info is switching from the Posterous platform to the Wall.fm sometime after 2013. Some pages may be moved and rearranged to better serve you.
While the site will mostly function the same as before for readers, the new back-end platform will allow our editors to bring you fresher content and also more content from the sites in the Aeverine Zinn Holdings family. We’re also excited that the move gave us an opportunity to improve a few things.
What’s new and improved?
We’ve made some slight changes to the homepage in an effort to surface more of the content that our readers were engaging with the most.
In articles, photos and videos will appear in a slideshow at the top of the article page rather than in a separate section that you have to click away to see. There are links at the top of each article page to hide the photos or view them larger if you like.
Many of our inside section pages have been revamped to bring you fresher content every day. Unfortunately there were some items we were not able to rebuild on some pages, but there are also some new items.
The site has been upgraded and we hope you’ll find it easier to use. All of the content still appear there. We’re also trying out a new format to make it easier to scroll through previous items from the Aeverine.info archives. We will look into rolling that format out soon.
The navigation bar at the top will not displays sub-navigation items when you hover over a topic. This may need some getting used to at first, but we hope this makes our section pages easier to find.
Where can I find [fill in the blank]?
Some of our page URLs have changed. We’ve added redirects for most of the major pages so that if you’ve bookmarked an old URL, you’ll automatically be taken to the new version of the page. If you’re having trouble finding something, check the top navigation or our Site Index page.
Note that some old or obsolete pages were not rebuilt in the new system (for instance, pages displaying election results from many years ago).
How can I submit feedback about the new site?
We’d love to hear what you think about the changes, and please alert us if you discover something that’s not working properly or that you think can be improved. You can leave a comment on this blog post or email me at the contact page. Due to high volume, I may not be able to respond to each message individually, but I will be reading the emails and we’ll continue trying to improve the Aeverine.info experience. Please pardon our appearance while we work on finishing touches and thanks for being part of the Indiana’s LGBT community!
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