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WRN Unveils New Look Today

You’re invited to a “Bug Bashing” party

6/1/2010


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Women Riders Now is unveiling a brand new look to this Web site today. The site is getting a makeover for a fresher, more up-to-date look and feel. “It was time for a facelift,” says WRN editor and founder Genevieve Schmitt. “After almost five years on the Web, WomenRidersNow.com was looking and feeling old. I believe every good publication, whether online or in print, needs a fresh look every few years to keep it interesting so I’m excited to be turning on the switch to a more appealing WRN.”

WomenRidersNow.com launched in 2006 as the only dedicated resource online or in print aimed at the growing population of women motorcyclists. It remains the only resource providing high-level motorcycle, apparel and product reviews written by veteran female motorcycle journalists.  

The new looking WRN is organized much like the old site. Readers can still find motorcycle reviews under the link “Motorcycle Reviews,” however navigational tools are improved with the links organized in a more cohesive fashion. “We’ve also updated the graphics, the font, and the image viewer for a more pleasing interactive reader experience,” says Schmitt.

New sections include a Guest Editorial located under “Columns” where we invite editorial articles written by men or women with an interesting point of view. We’ve also compiled all the motorcycle insurance articles under its own dedicated area now located under Sections. We designed a brand new poll with a cool pie chart. Be sure to check it out and weigh in our current question. Other exciting new sections are still being developed and will be rolled out over the coming months. Read the latest installment in the Editor's Blog for more details on that.

We Need Your Help
With any new site where mountains of data is being moved from one place to another, there are the inevitable bugs and glitches that occurs, so Schmitt is inviting all WRN readers to a "Bug Bashing" party. "That's a clever way of saying to our readers, 'hey, we want you to help us find the links, photo alignment, and other code busting issues that we didn't catch ourselves during the transition. When you're dealing with thousands of Web pages, it's easy to overlook something."
 
So Women Riders Now is inviting readers to browse the site including digging deep into old stories, those posted when the site first launched in 2006, to find links that may not work, photos that are mis-aligned, and whatever else may not appear right. Please send a detailed email to WRN editor Genevieve Schmitt at gschmitt@womenridersnow.com. Whoever sends in the most valid bugs will get a special gift from Genevieve. Let the party begin.
 
 

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Reader Comments


First time here. I like it. Let you know what I find out.

Babs
Averill Park, NY
Tuesday, June 08, 2010
Genevieve,

I love the new look! The only thing I'm really missing is the drop-down you use to have that showed the recently added articles where you could just click on the articles you haven't read as of yet.

Wow, can't believe it's been four years! I've been reading your e-mag since right after you put it on the Web. I have learned so much from your site and continue to enjoy all of your articles and information. You go girl, and may you continue on for many years to come!


Lynda
Van/Ft. Worth, TX
Tuesday, June 01, 2010
Editor Response
Thanks for the feedback. We replaced the drop down with a list of the last 10 stories posted. That list appears on the home page for now. We're working on possibly incorporating the drop down again so it's accessible from all pages.
Genevieve Schmitt
I have always loved your site and the information that is posted there. A large variety and lots of fun is always incorporated. Keep up the good work! Love what you do for all of women riders!

Jill
Pahrump, NV
Tuesday, June 01, 2010
I LOVE the new WRN look! Great job. I like the way you have everything segmented and it's all right at one's fingertips.

Donna Wilson
San Antonio, TX
Thursday, May 27, 2010


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