New Look by duncan c (CC BY-NC 2.0)

New Look by duncan c (CC BY-NC 2.0)


Welcome to the New

Welcome to the new look Months in the making, the site is new in just about every way: a new cleaner, more colourful design, new content management system (from Joomla to WordPress), updated content, new topic pages for the most popular issues discussed on the site, and better search and social media functionality. The new site still uses a Creative Commons licence and now adds dozens of photos that are also CC licensed.

My thanks to Willy Karam for his years of assistance on the old site, to Amanda Lutz for her work in transitioning to the new site, to students such as Emily Murray and Alexandra Lyn for their help updating content, and to the many creators who use Creative Commons to make their work available to others.

While we have worked hard to ensure a seamless transition, any major website overhaul that transfer thousands of posts and tens of thousands of comments is bound to have unforeseen issues. Readers are invited to provide feedback and to notify me know of anything they encounter that does not work as it should.


  1. Looks great!

  2. Congratulations, looks great!

  3. Hi Doc,
    I have a couple of comments that maybe you, or someone, can look over.

    1. I, like many others, run firefox with add-ons such as no-script, ghostery and so forth.

    With these running and blocking scripts (and whatever else), the site looks horrible. 100% horrible (yeah I realize it’s the “privacy” add-ons, but it is what it is).

    The old site didn’t break like this one does.

    Just did a double check on which add-on breaks the site and it’s no-script. Adding your site to “allow” fixes “most” of it up, but not all.

    Personally, I think scripts are way over used. 😉

    2. Do you really require my Email address to post here? Really? Can I just use a fake one?

    Other than that, it is a big change. Takes some getting used to.

  4. George Kalivrousis says:

    I have to agree with Canuck

  5. pat donovan says:

    nice job.
    today’s rant is on google+
    predective software; she’s 12. (a summer sf read)

    let the copy-wrongs flow!


  6. The new site looks great Michael. It’s much more readable. And mobile friendly. A great presentation of your always-informative content.

  7. Long overdue, and it looks great.