The new version of the site is finally online. Besides a new design and various code validations, we’ve got a bunch of new features. The biggest addition is the new search technology. This allows you to use the search box in the upper right hand corner of each page to search for start page themes. We’re still perfecting the search, so if you search for a page you know we have and it doesn’t show up, please let us know.
We’ve made a database of every theme, and you can see this technology at work all across the site. First, the start page gallery now shows ALL THEMES by default. You can narrow down your browsing by Music, Movie and TV, Videogames, and Other. The revamped staff page also uses this database technology to display the number of themes and additional information about our designers.
Our main page now displays the top eight most used themes. Additionally, we’ve added a new request system that totals the number of times a theme has been requested. This will allow our designers to add the most desired themes to the site the fastest.
Our Developer’s Log has also been given an update. There is now a permalink to every entry (in the odd case that you might want to link to it for some reason!) You can also browse entries as far back as day 1. There are a few features, as we mentioned in the last devlog, that didn’t make this release. We’re still actively working on them. They should be up (along with a batch of new themes) very shortly. We’d love to hear your feedback.