The New Site

Melbourne Metblogs SignWelcome to the redesigned site. After many months of hard work by Jason & Sean, the new redesign is finished. Other than the frontend look, we have switched from the very very slow Movable Type platform to the faster WordPress platform. To comment on a post, you will require an account which you can create within a few seconds. There’s a lot more features that we are still going over and a few bugs that are still in the system (my pictures have disappeared :( ) but all in all, it’s a change for the better. Give us a few days to go back to “business as usual” while we all adjust.

Update, Day 2: Feeds are back baby! Welcome feed readers.

9 Comments so far

  1. Fresh from the lab | The Lahore Metblog (pingback) on March 4th, 2008 @ 6:08 am

    […] brand spanking new look of LMB. Jason and Sean gave Metroblogging a face lift and unvelied the new look a little while ago. Well if you ask me, i really like the new changes, infact it’s looking […]


  2. Darren (darrenliz) on March 4th, 2008 @ 12:34 pm

    I frankly prefer the old system where you didn’t have to register to make a post… Also, the new layout is a little bit super-clean and looks too commercial, it’s lost the messed-up "Metroblogs" feel!


  3. neil on March 4th, 2008 @ 12:47 pm

    Yeah, I hope it doesn’t mean that we have to write like professionals now! The registering for comments is a bit crap, at least having the option would be nice. Hopefully, we will be integrating OPENID with the comments so at least you won’t have to remember a single site login/pw.

    On the positive side, posting comments is fast.


  4. Jeffery Simpson (van_jeffery) on March 4th, 2008 @ 2:57 pm

    Fast and fun. I’m all for the logging in to comment, but maybe us Canadians are less civilized than you.


  5. A for [pine]Apple (asmamirza) on March 4th, 2008 @ 8:42 pm

    hey one can make a login on one MB and its equally good for all metroblogs.

    That’s good at least :)

    And I agree to the commercial point Darren said above.

    –Islamabad


  6. brie on March 4th, 2008 @ 11:35 pm

    Yeah, I think the point of registering is to help foster community. Or something. I dunno, I’m not such a huge fan of having to login to comment.

    On the plus side, wow – maybe it’s just because I’ve been using WP for ages – but it is so much better.

    It sucks that all the pictures are missing (hopefully we can recover them), but imagine not having to do that huge long process for future pics. Hurrah!


  7. The best just got better — The Lahore Tribune (pingback) on March 5th, 2008 @ 10:01 am

    […] the best just got better. As the Metroblogging administration revamped their website and gave it more than just a new look on March 3rd, 2008. So if you’re a blogger and yet unaware of this site, you owe it to […]


  8. adrock2xander (mel_john) on March 5th, 2008 @ 11:11 pm

    Brie:

    It’s a good idea for readers to register. Not only is it great for fostering the sense of community, it also weeds out:

    1) anti-adrock2xander readers who pretend to be me (‘Are you Indian?’ is an example.)
    2) anti-adrock2xander posts who flame and insult me but leave no traces of their particulars so they can hide behind their monitors and their tiny e-penises. This way no one can find out who they are. Of course, they do not realise the author of the posts have access to their emails.
    3) all of the above.


  9. angela85 on March 6th, 2008 @ 11:45 am

    Agreeing with Darren. But I didn’t mind that I have to register that much I guess.



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