We have two exciting editorial announcements for today:
(1) We have a total re-design of our digital magazine of international cinema and film culture, the Notebook, and (2) we're launching it to coincide with the return from his summer break of our beloved news-man, David Hudson!
Meanwhile, the new design for the Notebook does several new things we've wanted for some time:
- Adds a front page which provides a digest of recent criticism (edited by Daniel Kasman) and news (edited by David Hudson)
- Distinctly separates the criticism section of the front page from the news, so that readers can easily find the two kinds of content. News appears in the grid of images on the top of the page; recent and featured criticism is to be found on the bottom of the page. Additionally, the nav bar on the right side of the site provides quick links to all recent News and Criticism content. In fact, if you liked the old blogscroll-style site design, these two pages feature a similar but far easier to read layout
- A proper archive. Something a long time coming, it's now easy to see an overview of the publication's history, and far easier to navigate within that history through tags, authors, and a greatly improved search field
Those are the main new features but poke around—new tweaks and improvements are to be found all throughout the new site.