Rumours of my death have been greatly exaggerated. For those who've been around here a long time, you might remember TV Whirl. It launched on the net back in 2001, back when RealVideo 8 was still the bright future and Youtube was not even a glint in the Google Milkman's eye, and all these years later... it's still here for some reason! The site has been a bit quiet in recent times, but what with my sabbatical around the globe not finding any plucky design companies to sponsor me, it's finally been receiving some much needed attention of late as it now enters it's 15th year online! Very recently the site template was updated to make it properly responsive and mobile friendly bringing the site into something like 2010! Then over the course of the last month I've been rebuilding the whole site using a somewhat more modern underlying base to assist with it's future. We're now sat on a proper CMS, meaning I can actually add content pretty quickly going forward as opposed to copying and pasting HTML. This change around has also given a chance to rewrite a lot of the existing content so it reads less like it was written by a 15 year old (you know, maybe that's why I didn't get that sponsorship), correct some factual inaccuracies/dates, and add clips onto actual pages so they aren't just strewn randomly around the site.
It's also given a chance to start getting some of the video I've had sitting gathering dust on the harddrive online at long last. At the moment there's been a load of CITV stuff added in both from the 2013 30th Birthday weekend and more historically from the Christmas 2001 package. The first of much new stuff to come over the next few months hopefully.
(And on a final note, if at first look you all think 'Hey, wait a minute! This design doesn't look much different', I assure you that is not because I can't design to save my life. But it's actually because I am taking my learnings from the books of BBC Two design. So I've just 'refreshed' my klassic look to save on those precious pennies! Yeah, fight the recession and all that!)
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