Typepad's New Look
May 23, 2012
Today we’re proud to show off a new look at typepad.com. As you can see here on our blog, we’ve updated our site design, brand and logo quite a bit. You’ll find all of the great support resources you’re used to here in the blog, Knowledge Base and Get Satisfaction forum but with a beautiful new feel. Please click around to see all that there is to see, but there’s one highlight we really want to bring to your attention: The Showcase:
The Showcase is where we’re highlighting some of Typepad’s best voices. Today we’re launching with 10 promoted Showcases (such as Crafters and Foodies) with more to come. Content from the Showcases is promoted on the homepage as well as on the relevant channel page. To see the current list of Showcases just click here. You’ll notice that we’ve organized our Showcases around people, not posts. We know our bloggers write about a diverse set of topics but tend to concentrate on one or two. So we’ve tried to create our first channels around the passions we see most frequently in the Typepad network. Not all posts in our Fashionistas Showcase will be about fashion and style, but we like it that way. Each one of you may have a specialty, but we know you have lots of interests and we think it’s just more fun to show off all of your work!
If you’d like to be considered for a Showcase, please just let us know on any Showcase channel page. The channels are editorially programmed by our Community & Support team and are growing every day. You will need to enable the Typepad toolbar and share your blogs on your Typepad profile to be able to participate. Learn more about profiles and the toolbar in the knowledge base.
And for those of you who have already been featured, if you think we’ve miscategorized you somehow, please reach out to the team with a ticket and we’ll set it straight.
Lastly... with the launch of today’s new look we’re giving away lovely new Typepad stickers featuring our new logo! Who doesn’t love a sticker? If you’d like to show off your Typepad pride please just send a SASE (you know, a self-addressed stamped envelope!) to:
180 Townsend Street
San Francisco, CA 94107
We strive everyday to help our bloggers share their passions and hope that promoting great content in the Showcase will help.
Posted by: Lydia | May 23, 2012 at 04:19 PM
I love the new look. It's very much in line with the (online) times. Keep up the good work.
Posted by: Werner Patels | May 23, 2012 at 05:40 PM
Has anyone at Typepad rendered the new look in IE8? Maybe it's me but i get a header/frame at top all in black and too large, cutting off the top of the scrolling area (clpping off the top of "Everything Typepad" !!!). In addition the footer (countries, etc.) really doesnt look like it was finished properly/Q.A.'d.
Posted by: Kevin Horne | May 24, 2012 at 05:06 PM
Hi Kevin! It was indeed finished and QAd, but we're smoothing out a few wrinkles. We've been doing some work on IE8, can you do a hard refresh and let us know how it's looking for you now?
Posted by: The Typepad Team | May 25, 2012 at 04:40 PM
great work, guys - it looks great!
Posted by: Michael Leo | May 25, 2012 at 05:40 PM
Amazing Work. Very nice indeed. Just wanted to know that is the dashboard interface updated too?
Posted by: Afghan Wanderer | May 27, 2012 at 11:13 AM
Not sure what a hard refresh is, but still looks the same to me. I can email someone a couple screen shots of the overly large header and the misaligned text in the footer if you want. reach me at kevindhorne [at] gmail.
Posted by: Kevin Horne | May 30, 2012 at 12:28 PM