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Welcome to the brand-new NewTeeVee! Three months ago we started this project with little more than an orange-tinged GigaOM design and an imperative to create ‘the Variety of online video.’ We had high hopes but also quite a bit of doubt about whether we could attract […]

Welcome to the brand-new NewTeeVee!

Three months ago we started this project with little more than an orange-tinged GigaOM design and an imperative to create ‘the Variety of online video.’ We had high hopes but also quite a bit of doubt about whether we could attract a community of readers. Though we loved every minute of it, it took us a little time to get comfortable in our own skin.

Today, we launch a new skin for the site, hoping to bring a little more spark to our page. Using your feedback, our wildest dreams, and the formidable skills of designer Nicolò Volpato (who previously impressed us with his stylish take on Om’s personal blog), we tried to reflect the visual nature of the topics we cover. RSS readers, we hope you’ll click through for this one.

We were also fortunate to have the able assistance of Spencer Miles and Mark Hall of Remixation and vod:pod, who helped us with the core concept of bringing video to the forefront of the site.

Last but not least, we welcome two new contributors: film critic Karina Longworth, who will be writing a weekly review of an online video show, clip, or movie, and Craig Rubens, who will be helping out with news items and occasionally lending us his film making/video-blogging chops. Look for their first posts next week.

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  1. Jackson West Friday, March 23, 2007

    Woot! Lurve it. And now my one-of-a-kind NewTeeVee tee is an instant throwback!

  2. Rushi Vishavadia Friday, March 23, 2007

    I just wrote a post about how I was impressed with Om’s personal blog… this design is even better! My compliments to the designer!

  3. Don’t forget about the thief who nabbed the only other two old-school NewTeeVee tees in existence. Now it’ll be even more obvious who it is!

  4. GigaOM » The Really New NewTeeVee Friday, March 23, 2007

    [...] the little sapling taking root, we decided it was time for us to give it a facelift, enhance its look and feel to reflect more of the community Liz, Jackson, Paul and our stellar line [...]

  5. Marshall Kirkpatrick Friday, March 23, 2007

    Wow, that is strikingly nice to look at. AdSense in that box along the top is a little awkward, but I think it might work. Good work designers!

  6. Thanks Rushi and Marshall! We are going to be making tweaks soon so we really appreciate the specific feedback.

  7. She’s a beaut! Very pleasing on the ol’ retinas. Vodpod integration is tight too. Congrats!

  8. Mark Schoneveld Friday, March 23, 2007

    Congrats! Nice colors! Is VodPod powering that video menu? I love it! I want a widget like that! Text ads at the top aren’t the prettiest. But I suppose they pay the bills, huh?

  9. About those text ads – well we ran out of our proper banners and are defaulting to the back-up ads: google text ads, but hopefully it will all be resolved on Monday.

    sorry about that, but we just wanted to get it out of the way asap.

  10. wowow. very nice! i feel bad that i mostly read this via rss. i will now be clicking through more often i think.

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