Well, after much hinting and promising and a much-longer-than-I-had-anticipated switch-over, we’re finally live with our new site design. So allow me to officially welcome you to the new Winter Is Coming site!
As you can see, the look has changed slightly. A little more pizzazz, but still clean and professional. The look is just one of the many changes and upgrades over the old site. Allow me to run down a list of new features:
New Commenting System – No more Intense Debate! The new commenting system should be faster and lighter. You can still comment as a guest, or login using your WordPress, Twitter or Facebook account. Also, gone are the old threaded comments. In its place is a forum-inspired, reply/quote system. Additionally you have the ability to preview your comment before posting. Should help avoid posting any broken links.
Expanded Cast & Crew Section – The new cast section has a gallery of headshots organized roughly by house and/or region. Clicking the image will take you to a page with a short character overview and actor bio. The page also features links to that actor’s IMDb and Wikipedia page (if they have one) and links to all posts tagged with that particular actor and their character. The crew section has been beefed up with bios on many of the key crew members.
Episode Guide – This section is a little barren now. But as the premiere gets closer we will be filling in the missing details. Look for it to include links to episode recaps and reviews, as well as any videos or images from the episode.
Media Gallery – The new media gallery will include Game of Thrones-related images and videos. We currently have image galleries for promo shots, fan art, and set photos. Each image has a description which includes the title and date of the post they first appeared on the site. All the galleries will be updated regularly. The video section will include teasers, trailers, behind-the-scenes videos, episode clips, and whatever else HBO decides to release.
These are just some of the new features. We will be trotting out more during the coming months. And the current content will be expanded as the show gets closer and closer. And, as always, we will continue to post the latest news and rumors. We will continue to work at making this the best site on the web for Game of Thrones news and views. Thanks!