In preparation for our upcoming anthology, the Hieroglyph team has been working towards a new theme for the site. We have ambitious goals, and this weekend, we will launch the first phase of this process: a shiny new theme.
On Friday night from 5 pm to midnight MST, the site will be unavailable for community posting as the upgrade is installed.
This first phase focuses on the experience for the general public. It includes a new layout and aesthetic, bonus material for each story and information about the authors of Hieroglyph: Stories & Visions for a Better Future. In addition, you can look forward to revised content architecture and navigation, and improved responsive functionality for mobile use.
As a web development team of one, I have worked very hard to make sure that the new theme is accessible and helpful for users. Hopefully I made it better. But there is still more to come.
Phase II focuses on the Hieroglyph community. Over the next three months, community members will see incremental changes to their profiles, forums and the working group environment. There will be updates aimed at improving user experience in specific areas. These changes are based on observed community behavior and direct feedback from individual users and stakeholders.
I appreciate your patience while I launch this new idea party pad. I will try to make it a transparent process as the changes take place. If you have questions or concerns, contact the Hieroglyph team. Dream big!