Image via Fiona Gardner
Sorry for the late start today, but as you can see we’ve been very busy over here. As promised, we’ve been working on a few design changes around here that we think will make our life and yours a little easier. First of all, observe our new Fresh Links column. We like to post a lot of links, but it’s annoying when doing so pushes more substantial posts down the page. In an effort to “screw that,” we’ve moved them over to the left and created a separate RSS feed. Yay!
Also note the way our blogroll is now set up. Rather than having five million links lining the sides of our posts, you can now click on the category of your choice and our list of websites will load in the main column. I didn’t feel comfortable pruning the list, since we consider the links a resource, but we needed to find a way to make it more manageable. I personally think this solution deals with the issue rather nicely.
One of the more exciting new features on AFC lands in our masthead, which will now feature a new emerging artist every two weeks. Click on the image and a page with the profiled artist and a full sized reproduction of their work. Kicking us off is the work of Nathaniel Stern, who headed up the residency I attended at icommons last week in Dubrovnik. We’ve got a few net celebs slated for future slots, so look forward to upcoming profiles.
There are a number of other changes, such as a slimmer column width, a new masthead and, great looking fonts, but rather than go into the self evident, I’ll let you observe all this and decide for yourself what you think. If you like what you see, why not send a shout out to Patricking and Su at House of Pretty, because they worked very closely with me over the last couple of months on the new design.
One final note on our new public face: I’ve updated my myspace profile pic to more accurately reflect the AFC core essence. I’m particularly pleased with my new rack.