So, finally a the new theme we’ve been working on for months and months is up. I know some of it might not seem like it’s been worked on for months.. mainly styled stuff that’s specific to wordpress, when I was making the template that stuff I kind of forgot about. So today when I was making the template into a wordpress theme I quickly jammed a bunch of the old code into the new template for wordpress specific stuff, so it’s a bit messy. I’ll be working on getting that stuff looking better throughout the year or so. I mean it doesn’t look super bad, just doesn’t look good as it could.
By major request, the dark theme is back, the dark theme that we had back during segabits 2. This theme is styled a bit differently, but still dark!
At the moment there are no rotating banners, we need to get our current ones re-sized for this new layout, but they will be coming back soon. As always, if you bump into any issues, you can leave a comment here. You can also leave positive comments too, we like positive comments!
Anyways, I apologize for putting up a rushed theme, but I recently got the motivation to finally get it up, and I wanted to get it up before I lost that motivation again.
It’s hard to imagine that we have had the site up for 2 years. When I first started the site, I laid out what I wanted to do in the future. Even though some of the things we set out to do have changed, we are still committed on delivering the best SEGA content on the web.
So it has been 2 years of hard work and there is still so much most of us on staff want to do with the site. We aren’t anywhere near in completing our vision for this site. I hope that in 2012 we surprise and entertain everyone, even non-SEGA fans. We have been around for 2 years and have already made more than 2,000 posts. I’m glad to report that our posts didn’t go unnoticed by readers, we have collected over 10,000 comments. How many Sonic/SEGA fan sites update as much as us? Most likely none.
Below I’ll attach some early images, most are just planned ideas done quickly. But it shows you how far we came to have the site we have now. I want to thank all the staff writers for working hard on posts, for our readers and everyone else that supported us.
First off, let me apologize for not posting the last few days. I have been rather busy, which is unusual for me. But there has been a post I have wanted to make entering 2012 and haven’t gotten the chance. What do you want from this site in 2012? I know what we are trying to do. Hit the jump and see if you like it.
Nov 17th: As of now the US Congress still hasn’t voted on this law, so if you haven’t contacted congress yet, you still have time to contact them, and you should!
UPDATE: Thanks to everyone who has contacted congress, I would just like to ask for one more favor, contact congress again, one last time, more info here.
You might have been wondering what that STOP CENSORSHIP bar at the top of the page was, well, I’ll explain it to you.
Basically, today the US congress is trying to pass a new law called PROTECT IP to help protect the bigwigs in Hollywood, but if this law passes, the internet will never be the same.
The US government will be able to blacklist any site that has copyrighted content posted onto it; this includes content posted by users who aren’t even staff of the website, such as forums. You could also go to jail for uploading “copyrighted” content such as a song or anything else that gets taken down from youtube for copyright notices.
This is a big deal, I’m not exagerating this. Big sites such as Mozilla and reddit are taking part in this protest even. If you live in the US, do your part and contact congress NOW.
If you own a blog or website, this should matter to you, this is no laughing matter.
More Info | Contact Congress
So here it is, the new look we have been planning for months. It feels good to finally launch it, after all the teasing and debating. This is what all the work lead to.
You will notice that the color scheme has changed to a ‘minimal’ white. Don’t like it? Do you need your blues? Go to the right hand bar, select from other color patterns. See, we do care! In the next few months we will be adding new exciting features, so stay tune for that.
As for now, give us all your feedback in the comments page!
The survey will be closing very soon, but you still have a chance to take it if you haven’t yet! The survey will be closing at 12am PST February 4th. So that would be tonight for most people who live in North America.
Thank you everyone that has taken it! It helps a lot. Anyone who hasn’t taken it… we would really appreciate it if you did now! xP
Welcome to SEGAbits 1.0, nothing much has really changed. We obviously have a lighter background and a new feature bar, that is a lot easier to update. That is good for the writers! We moved the login box to the top, to allow us to have more stuff on the right side of the blog (which we will be adding later).
Sorry for the downtime, I hope you enjoy the new look. Tell us what you think.
Alright, so you want to write up some reviews or opinionated articles to contribute to SEGAbits? Well, now you can. There are a few things you should know, first off is that we (editors) have to approve the articles before they golive in the blog.
How to post on wordpress guide
If you have any questions about this feature, you can always PM me or contact me via e-mail. You only need one account for commenting, writing and forum posting. If you want to pitch us a series of articles, comics or even videos; contact us.
We promised an exciting future for SEGAbits and we are going to deliver. We have decided to team up with a Final Fantasy website and launch Square-Enix Bits; which we hope will be your number one source for Final Fantasy and Square-Enix related news.
As a way to celebrate our new venture, we have decided to theme our site in celebration of this event. Have fun and remember, blue skies in games.