Welcome back!Ivan | Mon, 2005-04-11 19:53
Hello my friends!
First things first. If you had a membership in the old forum, you don't need to re-register. Your old forum memberships and all messages were transferred over to the new site. However, for security reasons you will need to request for a password reset. If you have any problems, please contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sorry for the downtime. We worked hard day and night on bringing you the new creativebits. It was not easy to convert the blogger.com based blog and the phpbb based forum into Drupal. A brand new conversion code had to be written by Tim. But it's worth it. Drupal is one of the best content management systems available with clean code and a great future. This site is still a beta, so please do comment if you find any glitch.
Here is a list of what's new in order of importance:
1. We have our own domain and reliable Dreamhost server.
2. The most important thing that many asked for is more content in certain fields. So, we have free for life professional blogging accounts for members upon request. See more on this in the Help. Hopefully we gonna have several bloggers in some time, hence the avatars next to the blog titles. We're hoping to find professionals in all creative fields, but especially in Adobe InDesign, Digital Photography, Web design (php/mysql) and general Design theory.
3. Unified membership for all services to get rid of the separate blogger and phpbb user management.
4. New critique gallery to better support the popular practice we had in the forum before.
5. New messages are highlighted and are easy to follow up using the recent posts menu.
6. Categories in the blog for better navigation of old content.
7. Selectable light theme for those many readers who prefer light backgrounds for reading. Select your account from the menu to choose the alternative theme.
8. Advanced syndication. For example you can syndicate just one author from the blog or one category if you want to. Look for the xml icon on the bottom of the pages.
9. Advanced search with google like previews for each result.
If you were expecting more from v2, let me tell you that we're just getting started! Let us know what's missing and what would you like to change.
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