By >Daimaou - G.G-B
Welcome to Akihabara News V5 aka WTF (Code Name)
Good lords, I though I will never see this day coming… After 13 month of deception, stress and madness, I finally found a team of designer and dev capable to deliver what they promise and what we paid them for… You cannot imagine how hard it is nowadays to find reliable people…
Anyway, I would like to congratulate in order Mark KARPELES, Florent PORTA, Julien MAITREHENRY, as well as my colleagues for making this happening… Here you are, finally Akihabara News V5 also know as WTF (What the Fuck)…
So many things have changed but we also tried to make sure that the user experience stayed as close as possible as what you are used to play with every single day.
First of all, and despite the fact that Akihabara News V5 is online, this WTF version is a Beta version of the final release, meaning that many little things many not work as advertise, so just be patient and do not hesitate to send us an email if you find a bug or something that does not work properly to this email address please: bug[at]akihabaranews.com.
Other improvement and work in process are speed issues, while the website seems for us in Japan quite fast, there are many things we will do to make the website even faster… We stop using temporary the CDN since Mark KARPELES is working on recoding it, but this is not all and this may take more time to implement, but thanks again to Mark KARPELES and his team, Akihabara News will be in the coming few month directly on the “Cloud” and by Cloud I mean Cloud Technology in its real definition.
Now, as you will see today, there are a few things that will come in place with “Highlights” (4 News selected each days), Featured Post (Where important news/review/announcement will be posted for a certain period of time… A new and improved mobile version of the Website (Still in Beta and with future improvement in the next few weeks).
Other improvement includes also now larger pictures and a better-designed gallery. Larger image display on the front page imply a larger website, yep indeed Akihabara News is no longer 1024 px large friendly, and most of you who surf on Akihabara News on a Netbook or ultraportable, like say my Vaio G2, will not be capable to access to the news directly without scrolling like maniacs, but rest assure we have a solution for you! Has you will see on the screenshot below on the right of every single page you will find a JUMP TO NEWS button which will automatically lead you to the latest news in just one click….
As I said, WTF Akihabara News V5 is in Beta and many things will change / improve in the next coming days, so stay tune, and do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or comments.
Daimaou – Alex