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Friday, January 25, 2013

A Sneak Peek At Our Shiny New Site



I am really excited that the Tech team completed a redesign of the BlogTalkRadio website. We worked day and night to complete it.  Below, please find a blog post about what we accomplished cross-posted from http://blog.blogtalkradio.com/blogtalkradio/sneak-peek-shiny-site/

You can experiment with the new design at http://beta.blogtalkradio.com


BlogTalkRadio will have a fresh new look this year, and we’re giving you a sneak peek at what we’re working on. In the coming weeks, we’ll be introducing a sleek new design and tons of awesome features for our listeners and hosts, making your experience even easier and more enjoyable than ever.
The new design will include:
1. Fun Browsing Made Easy
First thing’s first. The images atop the home page represent a selection of newly streamlined categories. You’ll be able to hover over them to more easily explore your favorite content right away.
Our new homepage will also highlight the best shows on the network so you instantly see what everyone’s talking about.
We’re extremely proud of our incredible shows and want the world to know about them. We’re expanding the main navigation to give hosts more exposure where it matters most and listeners get immediate access to the best of the best. The “Live” menu will display what’s live on-air, while the “Explore” menu will display what’s Popular, our Best Of, Staff Picks and Featured Hosts.
We also added new section headers to help you find your way around.
2. Cut to the Chase
We’ve made search results and show pages clearer, so you’ll be able to quickly scan and find the shows you want.
Search Results
3. Simplified, Visual Categories
Our original category list was overwhelming, making it tough to dig through favorite topics. We pared it down to the essentials: 20 main categories, with subcategories where needed. What’s more, you’ll be able to enjoy a visual categories menu for at-a-glance browsing.
Blog Talk Radio Sports
4. Faster Site
With thousands of shows live on-air each day, how fast our site loads makes all the difference. We’ve rebuilt old pages with new technology to improve the site’s speed. You’ll see how much easier it is to explore and listen to your favorite shows.
Stay tuned for the shiny new BlogTalkRadio!

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