Introducing the new Lazygamer – Just a little late

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Lazygamer Logo Good Morning all and welcome to the new Lazygamer.co.za, over the past 2 months we have been busy working away in the backend designing a new look and feel for our site.

After many failed attempts on my behalf, Nick stepped up and came up with this awesome design. He then went on leave and made me slog away at getting it to work…

Okay so lets go through some of the improvements that we have made to the site…

Feature Block

If you take a look at the top left you will see a yellow and blue block with 5 titles in it, these are our feature stories and are generally the stories we either put extra effort into or which are Lazygamer exclusives… Just click on the feature image to see the whole list.

Review Block

The same block is on the top right and these are simply the latest 8 reviews that we have posted on the site… click the review image to see the rest of our reviews.

Search Bar

If you look on the right panel you will see a search text box that, unlike our previous one, actually lets you type in a search term and click on search… the wonders of the Internet will never cease to amaze me…

Feedburner RSS Feed

Under the search box you will see the RSS feed icon, you can click this to subscribe to our Feedburner RSS feed… which is the easiest way to stay up to date with our latest postings.

Rotating Ball of Awesomeness

Further down the right panel you will see our rotating ball of awesomeness. All the popular tags that we use on our postings are floating around in the ball and the larger the tag the more common it’s use. Just move your mouse over the ball to see it moving and click on any tag to perform an instant (depending on your Internet speed) search on that term.

Team Listing

The next major addition on the right panel is the Team Listing panel which gives you quick view of who is currently working in Lazygamer’s basement. Yes and the real names are listed for the first time. You can then click on the names to read a short bio of each of us… I only added this onto the site this morning so the rest of the guys still need to add their bio’s.

Related Awesomeness

After clicking the read more link, which you must have done to get this far, you will be able to read the story in it’s entirety and at the end of the story you will see a block of 5 related stories. These are linked together by an amazingly complex algorithm which we stole from NASA… it’s also a handy way to keep you on the site for longer.

And lastly we have

Sharing is Caring

If you liked the story then please feel free to share it around by clicking on one of the icons under it. I have added all the ones that I think are important but if I have left off your favourite site please let me know and I will see if I can add it.

Okay that’s it, I hope you enjoy the new site and that you find it easier to use.I have been using it for the last month and have found it much easier to get around and find related stories with.

Let me know if something is missing or has gone horribly wrong and I will get onto it straight away.

*If the site hasn’t changed then hold Ctrl and hit F5 to do a hard refresh… it may have been cached by your firewall or my caching software.

Last Updated: January 26, 2009

Gavin Mannion

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