I cannot wait! Need anyone to try it out? I'm ready! :P
We are getting very close on a new design of Hanson.net, and I thought this might be a nice time to share a few screen caps of the new look, so maybe all of you can feel some of the excitment I do about the new design.
There are three major things we wanted to do with the new design, that hopefully will make it more enjoyable to spend time on the site.
- Mobile Friendly
- The current design is not very enjoyable to look at from your phone or tablet, or for that matter is it easy to browse if you have any visual difficulties. The new design is very high contrast, and browser responsive. That means whatever size your viewing window is, you get a customized experience. Phone check, Tablet check, small laptop check, giant desktop computer.... Get with the times man!
- We want it to be easy to find whatever you're looking for, music, news, blog, concerts, events. We are sliming down the navigation, eliminating content divisions, and instead putting like with like. We think having fewer, fuller sections will give everyone a better experience.
- Clean Palette
- The last thing is the look. We have 25+ years of designs. Fonts, Photos and textures that all have to live together in one place. Between May and June alone we are celebrating HANSON Day 2020, Back To The Island 2021 on-sale, This Time Around's 20th anniversary and Shout It Out hitting the big 10 mark. It may seem plain to some, but having a clean palette that can host whatever art ideas come next was a big goal and we're feeling good about where we ended up.
We are by no means finished. Internal testing has just begun, followed by small batches of members joining the test team in June and then launch... well rather than using the S word (soon), I am just going to say the site will launch when it's ready.
Looks awesome! And I would second Leah131313's suggestion - being able to reply to other comments would be helpful!
Hagerstown , Maryland , US
I would like the contential Breakfast in Bed Color scheme . its more eye catching /.
Newcastle , Staffordshire, GB
an edit button would be good
It all looks like a definite improvement. I’m looking forward to the day ticket buying on site (when, there’s actually something to buy tickets for) becomes a stress-free endeavor. (I can’t stop myself from hoping for the return of “in person” concerts.)
Thanks for keeping us up-to-date on what’s happening behind-the-scenes, Zac.
Islip Terrace, NY, US
Looks good! And I love the mobile friendliness! If you could also allow a password that doesn’t require a Pentagaon level of security that’d be great.
Barcelona, Barcelona, ES
This is exciting, I love web changes :)
Yay!! Great news :)
can't wait for the new Board. I would love to have the feature back the dots we have back in 2004-2005 that i could see how many times i post in the forums. That was a great way to see how acitve user was.
Hagerstown , Maryland , US
I would choose more eye catching colors than just black and white . Also I hope we don’t lose our pins , but I’m glad it will work on apple stuff better
It looks great! But you had me at "mobile friendly" :)
Falls Church, Virginia, US
Question: will we have to make a new password for our account?