Since the beginning of Tophour, I’ve always been proud of not only what we do, but the way we did it: the site always looked good.
Well, except for a period of time stretching from last November until today.
Long story short, we had to move the site to a new host. The then-Movable Type powered blog that ran the site did not handle the move as well as I’d have liked. So, we moved to the WordPress platform and to get the site back up, I did a quick redesign that looked okay in Photoshop and punishingly awful in real life. The move also killed a bunch of features that many of you told me you missed. So, in an effort to get the site back to pretty, get the feature set we were missing back and even add a few new toys, it was time for a redesign. What you see here is the result of nearly two months of work, and I’m really quite pleased.
- Some of the things that you asked for included a more obvious indication of which IDs are new. Starting today, when a new file is uploaded, it will be denoted by a “new (day of the week)” tag in bold red letters for a week.
- You asked to be notified by e-mail when the site is updated. You’ll notice a “Subscribe To Toppy” link on the right…enter your e-mail address, and you’ll get notified when new posts are created.
- You asked for better search functionality, and you’ve got it. You can now search our update text for articles, and search for specific station clips from any audio page.
- We’re also doing a better job of denoting our partner sites on each page, and also giving you a specific place to look for the latest site info — which won’t get buried by other updates.
Feel free to post your comments, and if you find something that isn’t working, please let me know. Enjoy!