icethesite – version 4.0 beta is launched

icethesite logoThe good news is icethesite is back on the interwebs with a new look! The not so good news is that there is still a bit of work to do. So don’t worry about missing content, imagery and videos – it’s all coming! Plus, there will be a new email address for the site.

I’d say that about 95% of the content plus over 5,000 comments have been moved over to the new design, so not too bad. The rest I hope to move and/or update over the weeks up to the end of the year. So there’s still plenty to do but I really hope you like the new look.

Thanks to those that provided feedback as to what they would like to see on the site and the main one was access to the most recent comments. This is now available in the tabs on the right of the page. If you hover over the comment, the story that it relates to will appear – click the comment and you’ll go straight to it.

News from the icethesite Twitter feed is now brought into the main site. Do check it out (right), it will have more general ABBA news, including much more current news about Agnetha and Frida and will feature links to sites and stories that may not make it onto the main site.

Searching for stories is now improved, you can either use the search box or search by tags.

Like a particular story? Let your friends know by either sharing it on Facebook, using the Facebook ‘Like’ button, or by ‘tweeting’ it. The icethesite Facebook page will continue to feature the main stories from the site as well as exclusives.

Want to see the most recent posts? They will appear in the ‘Latest’ tab – top right of the site. If you want to see a slightly older story, then take a look at the brand new Archive page. This page lists the last 30 stories – plus you get to choose by year and/or month for stories older than that. The link to the archive appears at the bottom of every post and page.

Also on every page is a link to the icethesite updated Disclaimer and Terms of Use.

Finally, to launch, there are a couple of long recent interviews for you to read that didn’t appear on the previous version of the site plus news of Benny out and about in Stockholm recently.

Thanks to everyone for their patience while the old site was ‘frozen’ and special thanks to the amazing Stephen Sandison who has helped the site move platforms.

Ice

16 thoughts on “icethesite – version 4.0 beta is launched”

  1. Great work ICE! I always love everything that you do on your very fABBAlous website! – ICE You and all your brilliant work is always simply AMAZING!!!

  2. It´s fantastic! Looks more ´clean’, easier to read! Great work! Congratulations Ice, and thank you! Benny and Bjorn must be proud of it 🙂

  3. Fantastic new look Ice. Thanks for all you do. I was getting a bit panicky through the week, as the speed with which ‘change’ seems to be taking place at the moment, I was afraid we’d miss the reunion announcement!!

    Thanks again,

    Russ

  4. Cooee from Oz!

    Ice… your refurbished website looks fantastic! And I love the Home page’s feature’s slide-show, with each eye-catching slide looking very cool, smart and sophisticated.

    Magnificent! Thank you for your wonderful work.

    Cheers, Tony 🙂

  5. Great job Ice!

    The new website looks fantastic, really cool 😉
    Have not tried all the menus and options yet, but I will have a good look around.

    Keep up the good work!

    Edward

  6. Ice

    You have done a fantastic job. Thanks for all your hard work and dedication for providing this site. Do you accept financial gifts as a contribution?

  7. Thanks to everyone who has left a compliment here, on Facebook, on Twitter or by email on the new site. The feedback has been really encouraging! There are a lot of cool things to come, I can promise you.

    As for ‘financial gifts as a contribution’ Damo…no, that is not something planned at this moment but thank you for the question.

    Currently I am able to cover the hosting fees entirely through people buying things on E-bay and Amazon through the adverts on the site. I hope that situation will continue.

    Ice

  8. Hello Ice.

    Re your last comment on ‘hosting fees’ – I never knew that.
    That’s something to bear in mind when considering any future purchases.

    Rgds

    Russ

  9. Had a look at the new layout, looks ok…but have to admit I’m a bit ‘green’ about such matters, but trying to learn, so no comments except to say it looks good, and no doubt I shall discover more as I use it. Save to say, I agree with the majority on here who know more than I.

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