Coming this week: A New Born to Learn!

Coming this week: A New Born to Learn!

Erwin Chan (Microsoft)

 

We re busy launching the website for the Get on the Bus Tour Europe.  It should be coming this week, but launching that website has some benefits for those outside of Europe: a Born to Learn site redesign!

We ve tried to make it pop a little and clean up a lot of small nagging issues from our old site.  I m hoping this one will be much easier to read and better organized.  RSS feeds will remain the same but we will have a new commenting system.  We re incorporating Disqus and while it s still open to anonymous postings, it gives us a lot more features and flexibility that we ll leverage down the road.

This is just the first step.  We re going to launch the UI redesign and the full Bus Tour website (incorporated within BTL) this week, but in the coming weeks we ll also add a few more things to the site. 

Anyway, take a sneak peak below and stay tuned this week for the switch!  If you have some ideas or feedback for things you want to see in a new blog, let us know!

 new-btl1

Comments
  • Anonymous
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    A real refreshment! Much easier to read, better organized, less distractions. Good work! Off topic: since you re in redisign mood, it would be nice to refresh our MCP/MCT site (and not only first page). And with some new (and updated) content.
  • Anonymous
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    Yhea!! Very cool the UI. I love specialy the brain/Flame blue logo... Maybe you could personalize it a little so that there where a choice of a few others to select with that same semi transparent color light blue.. that would be awsome! (And if it is not too much... maybe alitle of animation?... But i realy loved that logo, i say again...
  • Anonymous
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    I forgot to say that i agree with Sasa K., maybe this is the momento to redesign the MCT/MCP site...its usable but becoming too old... Now with the arrival of so many wonderfull tecn s like Silverlight (Wich i love to program!) theres no excuse to stay like that.
  • Anonymous
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    Did you know there is a 2001-like monolith hovering over that page? ;)
  • Anonymous
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    @Jerry Hammond What are you referring to? The black square? yeah that s MS Paint =). Initially there was our staging server website address there and then people started hitting it which almost brought it to its knees so using my considerable MS Paint skills I got rid of it =)
  • Anonymous
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    Did you crop it with Win7 mspaint?
  • Anonymous
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    The more I look at that cool new BTL burning head more I like it. You should put it on items at MCP eStore. After lowering delivery prices, of course... :-)
  • Anonymous
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    Maybe we could get BTL Flame Head Logo on T-Shirts some day? You should throw that off The Bus . And that s how my head feels like after reading Win Resource kit in two days...
  • Anonymous
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    "We’re incorporating Disqus and while it’s still open to anonymous postings, it gives us a lot more features and flexibility that we’ll leverage down the road."

    Does it mean you are getting rid of old comments? :) I can not see old comments...
  • Anonymous
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    Nope - we're trying to import them as we speak but it seems that Disqus is having issues with it...we're working on this before we actually launch the new site.
  • Anonymous
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    Glad to hear you will be restoring the earlier comments!
  • Anonymous
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    The importer says it's done. If you guys can go back and take a look and see if all of your comments are there that would be great. Let us know if something is wrong and stay tuned for a new site tomorrow morning (PDT of course) :)
  • Anonymous
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    LOL. I must report that something is wrong - I wonder how you couldn't see that for example in "going green" posts there aren't any of more than 300 comments?

    Am I the only one that can not see any negative comment about MSL? What a surprise for me that you have forgot to bring back negative comments. I won't be surprised to hear that "there was database failure and we are trying to solve it but we might fail with some comments"...
  • Anonymous
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    LOL. I must report that something is wrong - I wonder how you couldn't see that for example in "going green" posts there aren't any of more than 300 comments?

    Am I the only one that can not see any negative comment about MSL? What a surprise for me that you have forgot to bring back negative comments. I won't be surprised to hear that "there was database failure and we are trying to solve it but we might fail with some comments"...