7 thoughts on “Official ABBA site 2009 redesign”

  1. Takes some getting used to at first but I think it’s a great improvement. The online mp3 store is only available in Sweden right now but hopefully this will incorporate a few more countries in time.

    I like the layout – it’s far more modern and there’s loads of info that is better displayed.

    I wonder what the percentage of content is compared to the old site?

    Sad to see the Worldwide links part disappear – that was very useful for a night of browsing, like discovering obscure Finn Kalvik and Gemini sites, for example.

  2. It takes a bit of getting used to the different navigation, but it’s certainly a good looking site.

    I think the only content that hasn’t transferred over (so far) from the old site is the lyrics, the Worldwide links section and the downloads (wallpapers and screensavers).

    I was pleased to see the In Focus articles have remained. They’re quite fascinating.

    Martin, if you’re looking to track down obscure links go to http://www.abba-world.net. There are over 1,000 of them.

  3. I think it looks great. It’s cleaner, looks modern, fresh and very professional, yet it’s not clinical. I also like the fact that there are no vacant white areas as with the previous ‘purples-n-blues’ version of the site… it actually looks like a better version of the site as it was back in the late 90s, with the similar colours and better use of space.

    The only frustrating thing is that it takes a bit longer to open… I guess the assumption from them is that everyone has a good broadband link (not everyone can afford the better side of the broadband spectrum… and some can still only afford dial-up, so I’d be frustrated if I was still on dial-up). Nevertheless, they’ve done a great job! I look forward to having a thorough investigation. Cheers.

  4. Yeah, it is really slow to load, I think I liked the old one better.

    And "Picture Of The Week will be updated frequently." – would it not make sense that it would be updated weekly?! Or does that involve too much work on their behalf?

  5. Hi Karen. I have that problem too. Unfortunately, many websites in the world now expect that everyone has quick internet access, which is not the case. Frustrating, isn’t it?
    It’s a pity, ‘cos otherwise, the new official ABBA website does look good. Oh well.
    Cheers, Tony.

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