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Site Relaunching Today

By docarzt,

  Filed under: Lost
  Comments: 21


The site will be relaunching today with several improvements.  First of all, you will no longer have to be a member of the forums to comment.  This means a return to open commenting.  Second, I’m addressing some of the concerns about excessive advertising and the overall readability of the site.  Aside from that I have a workable gallery solution that will be much easier to use.

As for the posting:  I get a lot of questions about when I’m going to start concentrating on LOST again, and the answer is right now.  I’ve been bogged down in development work along with wrapping up some writing gigs elsewhere and it just didn’t make sense to create a bunch of fluff content.  I know there are folks out there who like to go 24/7/365 for the show, but personally I’m not into publishing content strictly for the purpose of keeping my hit-counts up.  When there is something worth talking about, we’ll talk.  I believe that time has finally come.

So don’t be concerned if you see the site up and down, and be sure to weigh in on the new design.

From TVFrenzy:

  • docarzt

    Open commenting has returned. Rejoice.

  • lyly ford

    well done doc 🙂 very great design ^^

  • docarzt

    Thanks LyLy!

  • Maven

    Hey, Doc! Much brighter and easier to read! Thanks. Happy Holidays!

    • docarzt

      Check this out… you can also thread.

      • Tapdawg


      • AstroJones

        The threading is pretty cool. Great new look Doc!

  • professorstotch

    Looks good! Needs more green, I always associate green with docarzt for some reason. I knew something was up when I came to the site and it came right up for me. All those darn flash ads used to kill me.

  • docarzt

    Professor, there will be ads… however, they won’t be of the big noisy slow loading variety. Alas, though, my ‘green’ era is behind me.

  • woodandiron

    The site looks great and has amazing loading time. The site used to be super slow for me.

    One suggestion: The big photo slideshow of recent stories I feel is pretty superfluous. I don’t really find stories on there that I don’t see on the the regular blog postings and the pictures in it aren’t really cropped or sized properly so all you see is the tops of trees or Abaddon’s bald pate. I’d suggest getting rid of it but that’s just me. I can live with it.

    • I think you’re on to something…. hmmmm

  • shmy

    Looks really cool 😀

  • Chris Bacon

    Wow, check out the sited. I have been on this site at least twice a day for two years and this is the best it has ever looked. Congrats Doc, looks awesome.

  • I think you should go all ASCII, you know, really embrace the green scheme.

  • docarzt

    Lol. Go with the APPLE II color scheme.

  • erik

    Doc, site looks good.

    I’ll be keeping up with your updates here in Holland!

  • Chaz

    Site looks awesome, Doc!

    Keep up the great work!

  • I love the new look! Much easier on my eyes too!
    Great job!

  • Shalimar

    Great layout! I love the header!

  • Nice work Doc

    Site looks way better than before. The only thing doing it for me is the toolbar up top. Instead of “Lost News” or “Lost Spoilers”, you could get away with “News” and “Spoilers” as headings. The multiple words mess up the display for some reason and block the ads a little bit. Just my 0.02 cents.

    No one’s coming here for “Two and a half men news” or “Deal or no deal spoilers” anyway.

    Again, nice job. Keep up the good work.

  • Tyler Cheman aka LOSTFAN716

    love the new site, looks great and totally LOST 😉