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New year, New Live!

Sep 28 2001 17:58
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C&GCU Media Group launches a ‘new look’ Live! packed with additional features.
The new Live! front page clearly lays out the site's key features.

As has been previously reported, the C&GCU Media Group has been working on new features and a ‘new look’ for Live! over the past two months. Today saw the launch of the new site. Media Group developers Oliver Pell and Richard Tang produced 9 ‘concept’ designs before the new ‘look’ for Live! was selected and Mr Pell pronounced himself “exhausted”. Despite previously claiming that he didn’t “have time for anything…radical…” the new design differs previously from the original Live! The site was completed on time by focusing on particular areas for improvement and giving nothing more than a cosmetic facelift to areas that needed no changes.

The new Live! is viewable on computer screens at resolutions of 640x480 and above – something the old site struggled to achieve. Despite this the site is packed with new features.

Although launched several weeks ago the Live! Events calendar is an integral part of the new site. Former ICU Deputy President (Finance & Services) Etienne Pollard has expressed an interest in further developing the calendar to include even more features.

  • New ‘comment’ section

Comment columns by respected Live! journalists such as Andy Heeps and Mustafa Arif are now visible in their own separate section – as well as from the front page. Choose ‘comment’ from the top menu bar to see the latest columns.

News articles are now displayed with a list of similar articles and articles by the same author enabling easy browsing through the Live! archives.

One of the most requested features for Live! was a search function, and it is now possible to search through the archives for a particular word or phrase – choosing whether to search only news, only comment or all articles.

For the latest news on the move Live! Mobile Edition is the ideal solution. A cut-down version of the Live! site featuring the latest news and comment can be downloaded to any PalmOS or PocketPC handheld with the free AvantGo software.

Live! can now deliver customised content directly to any club or society website. If your club, society, CCU or CSC would be interested in having a ‘feed’ of the very latest news from all of Imperial on their site why not visit the Livefeed page or e-mail the Live! for more information.

Over the next few months the Media Group also hope to launch even more additional features, including a ‘News In Brief’ section which will allow all students at Imperial College to post snippets of news.

The Media Group would welcome any comments on the new design for Live! They can be reached by .

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Discussion about “New year, New Live!”

The comments below are unmoderated submissions by Live! readers. The Editor accepts no liability for their content, nor for any offence caused by them. Any complaints should be directed to the Editor.
Sep 28 2001 18:26
 

Wow chaps - I'm really impressed! It looks really good - and has now displaced BBC News as my home page.

Sep 30 2001 15:55
 

Hi all. I'm joining DoC tomorrow - love the site. It's proven to be quite revealing about the internal goings-on.

Oct 02 2001 00:04
 

Why, that's probably the best Union website since...

4. Mel   
Oct 07 2001 08:44
 

great new look guys !! :) ... interesting to see how things are going .. hope Freshers week was funky !!

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