Remodeling Complete. The New RowThree!

Welcome loyal readers and first time lurkers. What you’re seeing is the newly renovated third row of Cinema Internet. We figure you cared enough to drop by, the least we can do is make it feel a little more like home; both visually and interactively. There may be some minor glitches as the architecture of these new surroundings may still be a bit creaky. By all means LET US KNOW if there is something not working properly or that needs to addressed. Feel free to email or pop your thoughts in the comment section below.

Other than the obvious aesthetic differences, there are a few minor tweaks we’ve made that we hope will enhance your experience during your stay with us. Off the bat, one of the first things you should check out when you arrive in your seat, is the “featured article” on the upper-right side of the page. An ever changing post highlighting something worthy of a little more discussion than your typical posting. In theory, this article will change roughly every few days. So stop back often for something new in that corner of the screen.

Secondly, we’ve introduced “nested comments”. (*UPDATE: this is working now!*)This seems to be a helpful tool for productive film discussion as it provides a way for readers to reply directly to a comment further up in the hierarchy instead of way down at the bottom of the list where it may seem irrelevant if the discussion might have gone in another direction. This “nesting” as we call it, can go 5 comments deep. So use the feature to its fullest! Speaking of comments, the link to the comment section of a specific post from the main page is no longer at the bottom. The link is now in the upper right of the post in the form of a little speech bubble, which includes the current number of comments within that thread. Click the speech bubble to join in on the discussion.

Social media. The individual pages for the RowThree media sites (Facebook, Twitter, etc.) can be found at the top of the page in text only format – rather than the gaudy, obtrusive icons that once plagued the site. If you’re looking to help promote RowThre, find us on those pages and friend us, like us, kiss us, digg us, Tweet us, poke us or whatever it is that particular site might do. Of course we’re all about readers helping us out with spreading the word, so if you find a particular article you’d like to share with the world, click on the article’s title and then look for the sharing icons on the left hand side. You can auto-share to the internet’s more popular social media sites using those buttons.

I can’t think of much else to mention. It’s pretty much the same site, but without the fugly (hopefully). Once again, we’re so appreciative to everyone who stops by – especially those that take the time to leave their thoughts and get into filmatic discussion in the various comment threads. If there’s anything that needs looking into, tweaking or outright not working properly, again, let us know immediately in the comment section for this post or just shoot us an email. We’ll try to get it fixed up as soon as possible.

Jeff Goldblum appears courtesy of The Knights of Portugal.

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Dino Sachar
Guest

Looks awesome! good job, guys.

David Brook
Admin

Loving most of the new changes. The posts are much more striking now and I like the ‘Featured’ section as well as the shifting of the post info to the side and tidying up of the social networking gumpf.

I have to say the only thing I’m not quite sold on is the grey (or gray to all you yankees). Maybe the shock of the unexpected overhaul hasn’t settled in, but it doesn’t do it for me.

Just saying…

Andrew James
Admin

David, the gray (grey) is actually influenced from the movie theater lobby in Inglourious Basterds. So you can take it up with Tarantino’s set designer. Or the Nazis, however you choose to look at it. 😉

But I’m going to be working on some minor aesthetic improvements over the next couple of weeks. Do you have any suggestions on the background color? It would be a relatively easy thing to change.

Andrew James
Admin

A test.

Andrew James
Admin

Another example of nested comments.

Andrew James
Admin

Here I go again on my own. Going down the only road I’ve ever known.

Andrew James
Admin

And it just keeps going.

Jonathan
Admin

I will continue the conversation within this yellow nest.

Jonathan
Admin

Very, very cool.

Andy
Guest

I didn’t even know how to reply to this at first. This is like the ‘Inception’ of comments.

Andy
Guest

For the sake of posterity, by the way, I’d totally be Leo in this case.

David Brook
Admin

Hmmm, I’m not sure what other colour to suggest to be honest – colour-coding is not something I’m any good at (if you ever witnessed my ‘fashion-sense’ you would be aware of this 🙂 ). So maybe it’s just me and you should stick with Tarantino’s eye (or the Nazis).

David Brook
Admin

Loving the nesting by the way 🙂

Jericho Slim
Guest

Great redesign! I usually hate redesigns because they are confusing and – more often than not – ugly. But this isn’t too radical, and the improvements are actually improvements, and not just change for change’s sake.

job well done

Me
Guest

Will film on TV be back now?

Jandy Stone
Guest

Film on TV (and DVD Triage) will be back when I have time to do it again – hopefully within the next few weeks.

Gomez
Guest

Great Job! Loving the new design.

Ryan McNeil
Guest

Very snazzy – January seems to be the month for everyone to spruce up our sites!

One question…
Any reason why readers can’t subscribe to the comment thread, or can they and I’m just a big blind dope?

Andrew James
Admin

Ryan, are you talking about the comment RSS feed?

Jandy Hardesty
Admin

Protip – You can always find the comment feed of any WordPress blog by adding “/feed” at the end of the post URL (excluding any modifiers signaled by “?” or “#”). So for this post, it would be http://www.rowthree.com/2012/01/19/remodeling-complete-the-new-rowthree/feed. Just drop that in your feedreader of choice, and you’re set.

But we’ll see about putting a “subscribe to comments” link somewhere. I don’t think we’ve had that in the past, at least not for individual threads, but it’s definitely an option I like.

Jonathan
Admin

I think that would be very useful.

Sean Patrick Kelly
Guest

Looks nice. I like it.

Jim Laczkowski
Guest

Thumbs up Andrew. I definitely like this design a lot more! Splendid work, chap.

Steven Landry
Guest

Great job! (on the Jeff Goldblum pic) 😉

Jonathan Hardesty
Guest

Sweet! I really dig the new design and want to poke around a bit more to see what else has changed. Kudos on the nested comments as well, as those can be great for discussions. Although nested conversations still have the detriment of getting silly looking after the 8th reply to a reply.

Jandy Hardesty
Admin

It stops after the pink level (see Andrew’s test above). So, five deep after the first one. Keeps it from getting too crazy. 🙂

Jonathan Hardesty
Guest

Yeah, that’s certainly less crazy than the unrestricted nesting in Disqus comments that make me want to claw my eyes out
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Andy
Guest

Can you also set this up so that I can ‘like’ people’s comments and have a profile page? Also, I’d like you to rename this site ‘facebook2’ and just see where it goes from there.

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Guest

Great job guys! Great redesign, I like it.