Well, it's finally here! Check out the new ways you can use RA inside.
But the redesign isn't just a slap of fresh makeup. We've redeveloped the fundamental core of RA to make use of the latest in interweb technologies and in doing so, binned the old site and coded the new one from the ground up. Whew. Here’s a list of what’s new:
Members now have a dedicated space called My RA which is a handy place to keep track of your forum posts, event photos, feeds and event listings you have submitted. Here you can also add a profile photo of yourself, select your favourite DJs, clubs and record labels, and what nights you’re heading out to. You can also add links to your MySpace, Flickr and YouTube pages as well as your personal or favourite blog.
Found a rad video on YouTube, a great blog or an interesting interview on the web? RA members can share URLs with the world in RA's new section The Feed, a wholly contributor run section of site. The more creative and interesting you make your posts, the more chance they have of appearing on the front page of RA.
Based on user feedback, we've added charts to the DJ pages. If you know the top ten chart of a DJ listed on the DJ pages, contact RA and we'll publish it.
Easier photo submission
Got some great party snaps that need a home? Members can now upload photos directly to RA to be considered for inclusion in our photo galleries. High-quality photo sets will be published on the homepage of RA and also stored in My Photos so other users can easily see all your pics.
Over the last nine months we've been working hard to build a brand new reviews team with a view to amassing the best dance music review section on the web. All of our reviews are now displayed with a nice big fancy cover and a tracklist. You can also listen to clips of selected releases in our reviews section with our online digital download partner Trax2Burn.
The forums have gotten bigger, more international and much easier to navigate. Goodbye spam, hello conversation?
In recognition of the growing international readership of the magazine, we have bundled all our news items into one blog-like news section. You can read all of RA's news items just by scrolling the page which means less clicking and it's easier to keep track of which news bits you've already read.
Well, that's about all for now. The site is still a work in progress and over the next few weeks and months we'll be working to iron out any bugs and problems and continue to further develop various parts of the site. If you have any problems, suggestions or feedback related to the new RA, let us know about it here in the forum.