Welcome to the New RopeofSilicon.com: New Features and Your Thoughts

By now I’m sure you have all noticed… things look a little different around here. I’ve been talking about an upcoming redesign for the last couple of months and finally pulled the trigger and hopefully you like what you’ve seen so far. However, I know change is a tough thing when you’re used to something being one place and then it’s not there. I hope I can help make that transition a little easier as well as receive some feedback that will help me further improve the site and tailor it to exactly how you would like to use it.

To begin, my goal wasn’t to do a drastic overhaul as much as a bit of streamlining, but before I go too far, let me first give you a quick rundown of some of the new things you can find on the site.

  1. User profiles
  2. New homepage story rotator, no more sticky posts
  3. New movie pages featuring all the information on one page
  4. You can now comment on movie, celebrity and DVD/Blu-ray pages all award pages
  5. Simplified navigation for faster access to what you’re looking for
  6. New quick-access awards hub
  7. New Movie and DVD/Blu-ray homepages featuring the newest releases that week
  8. New box-office articles, which will now also feature budget numbers, theater counts and per theater averages
  9. Studio specific pages now exist
  10. Twitter handles for over 365 celebrities
  11. Bookmark movies to your profile for later reference
  12. Site skins giving you the ability to customize your time on the site
  13. New 720p trailers for many recent trailers and the majority of trailers going forward
  14. Speed should be increased for all pages

Now let’s look at a few of these a little more closely…


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