New! <status.cinemaminima.com> tracks the uptime of Cinema Minima’s Web service.
The look-and-feel of the Home page at cinemaminima.com has changed. The change accommodates recent improvements in the Content Management System (CMS).
Now, all Correspondents’ names and pictures (or avatars) are displayed in the leftmost column.
And — something that has been wanted for a long time — Correspondents’ names and pictures are automatically displayed with their stories.
Rather than waiting for a re-design of the existing Home page — a ready-made page template has been used. This readymade design is “busy,” visually speaking, and neither as elegant — minimal — nor as stylish as Cinema Minima readers have a right to expect. However, it has the great advantage of making available the benefits of the improved CMS. Functionality trumps cosmetics every time.
Many other new benefits are available for both Correspondents and Cinema Minima readers. More about those, in future posts.
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The Web server which publishes the <cinemaminima.com> Web site continues to function well. The Cinema Minima IT team had made adjustments to the server’s settings to accomodate the recent upgrade to a new and improved version of the Content Management System.
Cinema Minima’s online newsroom has been improved. Correspondents with Gravatars — headshots — can choose to have them displayed on their profiles. Correspondents’ profiles are now listed on the Home page. Profiles can now include links to LinkedIn, FaceBook, Twitter, and other social networking sites.
LOS ANGELES. 2010 APRIL 12 (CINEMA MINIMA) — Cinema Minima‘s Web server has been repaired. Before the repair, sometimes <www.cinemaminima.com> would return a blank page. The problem has been identified, and eliminated.