We got some changes in the new year. Maybe some of you already noticed that we relaunched our YOOtheme website two days ago. At first sight not much has changed but if you take a closer look you will notice that we made some major changes. One necessary step for us was to get rid of the old Joomla 1.0 installation and the SMF forum. In December we already moved our entire forum to phpBB3. So moving to Joomla 1.5 was the next step for us. We migrated our user database and developed our own plugin to synchronize the Joomla 1.5 and phpBB3 users. Also we used our new overrides for Joomla's core output to finally get our site fully tableless.
The second step was to simplify the site's content and add a bunch of nice features: One of our new toys is this shiny new blog (yay!) which will keep you updated on YOOtheme, web design buzz or at times just entertaining stuff. Furthermore we focused on improving every single page, cleaning up the menu structure and optimizing the site usability. That took a lot of work in the last weeks. Now you will have a better user experience browsing our site.
Here is a list of the improvements we made:
- New Blog on the frontpage with RSS feed
- We use IntenseDebate for comments
- Completely new download section
- Improved member area with enhanced signup, renewal and upgrade process
- … and now we twitter!
For the last couple of months we've been crafting some stuff that will get you prepared for 2009's web design demands. We'll tell you about that soon!