New ‘Adventures from’ site will go live in 5, 4, 3, 2, 1…

Photo credit: Bob Pixel
Photo credit: Bob Pixel

Some of you saw a sneak peak of the new ‘Adventures’ website when it went up for a couple of hours over the weekend. This website is radically different from what we have had to date. For a start it a very visual site. Over the years this has been one of the requests I have heard over and over again from readers of Adventures. “You need to put some images on the site”. I have struggled with this for many reasons. The main one being that I would prefer for ‘Adventures’ to only use original photographs, in the same way that we (almost) only use original content. As you can see I have decided to work within these challenges and for this site a few photographer friends have generously allowed us to use their images, and we have purchased a few stock images. In future I will organise some ‘Adventure photo shoots’ so we have a library of images which truly represent our diversity. In this post I decided to lead with this picture of a beautiful African woman which is my favourite image on the new Adventures site right now.

The new website will not please everyone. When I sent out the demo link to selected contributors, readers and friends I found that the majority of people loved the site, a good number of people gave critical feedback which we implemented. Some of the feedback will be implemented in the next couple of days as the site goes live, especially invaluable feedback we received about how to make this site accessible for the visually challenged…the wonderful team at Web4Africa who have been working on this site for probably a year now assures me that we need to go live at some point in time 🙂 so that we can see more bugs and fix them. Thank you Web4Africa for the sponsorship, technical support and patience.

Thank you contributors and readers for sticking with us. Thank you Malaka for kicking off this whole redesign process.

So let us know. What do you think of the new site?


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