A New Design

Upon reaching the Commons today, you might have noticed that the site has undergone a pretty dramatic transformation. We hope you like our new look, which has been designed to make the site more attractive and more usable.

The revisions to our site design have involved both a visual makeover of the homepage and an upgrade of the platforms on which it runs. Due to the complex nature of the structural upgrade, we’re still catching bugs and cleaning our code, but we plan to have most of that work finished by Thursday morning.

In the interim, you may find a few wonky page elements and a few non-functioning links. Rest assured that we are combing through the site and picking off these bugs one by one. As we work on that task, we would appreciate your patience as we continue to ready the Commons for its official debut this Friday at the CUNY IT Conference.

Tomorrow, I’ll put up a post describing the changes we’ve made to the site. Again, thanks for your patience and thanks for contributing your voice to the Commons.

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10 Responses to A New Design

  1. Maura A. Smale (she/her) December 2, 2009 at 9:27 am #

    Looks FANTASTIC!!! Many thanks and congrats to Matt, Boone, Chris, and everyone else who worked on the redesign — well done!

  2. Monica Berger December 2, 2009 at 12:13 pm #

    Lookin’ good!

  3. George Otte December 2, 2009 at 1:08 pm #

    I’m very fond of the design, and the people who brought it to light, but then you knew that.

  4. Joe December 2, 2009 at 6:37 pm #

    It is excellent! Love it!

  5. Scott Voth (he/him) December 2, 2009 at 10:20 pm #

    Looks great! Congrats!

  6. Matthew K. Gold (he/him) December 4, 2009 at 1:09 am #

    Thanks so much for the kind words, everyone!

  7. Frederic Sidler December 4, 2009 at 5:41 am #

    Great usage of Buddypress. I’m really interested to know how you connect to wiki, blog and forums. I’m also interested to know if there is any plan to use an event plugin. Finally I tried to register to give it a try. No luck. I do not belong to your community. As you are in the education why didn’t you use fb connect?

  8. Roberta Brody (bobby brody) December 12, 2009 at 10:47 pm #

    Everything looks so crisp! I like the layout of the Forums page — you get a quick overview of what’s being discussed ’round the commons.

  9. LAROI M. LAWTON December 15, 2009 at 12:33 pm #

    As usual CUNY shows cases it best, brightest and at times challenging personnel to the satisfaction of the viewer. Keep up the good work!!

  10. Ted December 28, 2009 at 5:30 pm #

    Congrats to everyone who had a hand in the design. A truly spectacular implementation of BuddyPress

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