The New MacScene

Niemann on Sunday, 02 October 2011. Posted in News

Typically when MacScene reaches the end of development for a new version I write up a long description of new features.  I won't do that this time because we believe that the new version is the best designed, best organized, and best coded version, that there's no reason to waste your time explaining features you can discover on your own.  We have a beautiful new design, a media-rich focus and a huge speed increase (thanks to server upgrades), new forums, and a Made for Mac emulator database.

One behind the scenes change is upgradability.  MacScene can now be themed 100%, and each of components making up the different aspects of the site are independently upgradable without having negative impacts on the other pieces.  This (hopefully) means the end of the road for complete redevelopment of the site every two yeas or so.

We also have a lot of people to thank for the completion of this development.  Mucx, who did the logo advised on the design and set a high standard of excellence (over at the Archive project) which allowed us to pull flexible design elements from.  mossy_11, who spearheaded the content management of the old system and who has helped navigate the needs of our content editors for the new system.  menace690 who has always been a huge help at MacScene as well as Elemodo Software, serving as a truly extraordinary wingman.  Pixelcade, dickmedd, IUG, seanstar and everyone else who contributed to the discussion about the new site.

And of course, a special thanks to the community who make everything worth working on.  Enjoy the new MacScene.

Comments (5)

  • finkmac


    03 October 2011 at 02:43 |
    Nice… I just upgraded to Lion… and Macscene received an upgrade as well!
  • Squishy Tia

    Squishy Tia

    03 October 2011 at 08:29 |
    The new design will take some getting used to, as I was used to how certain aspects (usernames, forum thread titles, etc.) were placed, but that's what comes with change. :)

    One thing I do think could use another change is the top/bottom bars' grey text on a grey background. That's exceedngly difficult to read (for obvious reasons). Aside from that, the only thing I miss is the VGFOTD. Where'd it go?

    And t hanks for building a new Emulators section. *That* is one thing I definitely missed from the old site from a couple years back before the hardware failure.
  • WatchSmart


    04 October 2011 at 13:22 |
    It looks wonderful. Great work!
  • SpeedofMac


    05 October 2011 at 18:33 |
    The logo is awesome, the site looks great, and the emulator database is bound to come in handy. Great job!
  • blueman56


    05 October 2011 at 19:15 |
    Love the new look guys! Great work!! :)

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