Welcome to the new SFBG.com

New decade, new look

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Happy 2010, and welcome to the new SFBG.com -- the Web site for the San Francisco Bay Guardian.

We've redesigned the site in order to have a more immediate interaction with you, our reader, and to launch the next phase in our 45-year history of serving the Bay Area community with the latest, local-oriented, proudly made-in-the-Bay news, reviews, commentary, and guides. It's a fiesta, so dig in!

In the near future, we'll be adding new features, making some wee adjustments, and ironing out any kinks. We always appreciate your feedback, and hope that you enjoy our changes.

Here are a few notes to help you get oriented.

*Our homepage now consists of a Top Story, links to listings, our daily Hot List, and recent posts from our blogs. The homepage is updated several times a day with fresh stories and features.

*You can access the content of our current weekly paper by clicking on the cover under "This Week's Paper" at the top of the site.

*You can access anything on the site through the top navigational bar, using the mouse-over menus -- or, you can use the search box located at the top of every page.

*You no longer have to register and remember that pesky username and password to comment on any articles or blog posts.

*Unfortunately, a few recent comments on articles and posts were deleted during the transition. We apologize. Please feel free to post your thoughts again if they were deleted.

*The weekly paper area will be updated every Tuesday night, as usual. But the blogs and homepage will be updated several times a day.

*We are still in the process of adding some back issues to the site. A few old article link URLs no longer work, but you can find almost any article from 2005 until now by using the search box.

*As always, comments are welcome -- we love to engage in constructive dialogue. We would never censor anyone expressing a different opinion about or offering supplemental information to our stories. However, we reserve the right to delete any comments containing hate speech, libelous implications, or completely unrelated blather.

*Please explore!

Again, we always welcome feedback. You can email me directly, and we'll be publishing a Contact Us page very soon.

Thanks,

Marke B.

Senior Editor, Culture and Web

marke@sfbg.com

 

PS. Incredible thanks to our Web developer Harris Rashid and tech admin Adam Michon for all their help!

Comments

Congrats on the new website!

Some observations:

Although you say "New decade, new look," the new decade doesn't begin until January 1, 2011. We just entered the tenth year of the current decade.

Many of the topics that had generated the most interesting posts on the old site have disappeared, along with the posts.

It's hard to make posts on the new site. The result is often an error message with no explanation.

So, overall, the first impression is that MUNI has just taken over SF Bay Guardian.

Let's hope you have better luck in working out the glitches than Nathaniel Ford!

Posted by Arthur Evans on Feb. 09, 2010 @ 9:08 am

Much cleaner/less clutter. I haven't delved too far yet, but so far I like what I see. Congrats!

Posted by SF Lit Chick on Feb. 09, 2010 @ 3:59 pm

Rumor has it that Gavin Newsom has appealed to his friends on Nob Hill to form a committee to spend millions to keep the 49ers in San Francisco. Newsom already violated Public Records law ignoring a request to allow review of his emails as did Sophie Maxwell.

Posted by James Rowen on Feb. 10, 2010 @ 5:16 pm

Excellent!

Posted by tireiron chef on Feb. 13, 2010 @ 10:10 pm

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