Beta Launch - Give Us Your Feedback

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This is it! The first part of the new website is online (but you know this already as you are on it right now!). We've been working on this thing for several weeks now, programming and designing like crazy, drinking too much coffee, discussing new features and throwing around ideas... Now it's time to give you the first taste of what we've been up to.

This is it! The first part of the new website is online (but you know this already as you are on it right now!). We’ve been working on this thing for several weeks now, programming and designing like crazy, drinking too much coffee, discussing new features and throwing around ideas… Now it’s time to give you the first taste of what we’ve been up to.

As you can read in the About section: we are starting off by launching our brand new online Magazine – the Blog, LomoLocations and Lomographic Events are already online with more magazine categories just around the corner. Keep watching here for all this and further launch updates.

But enough chat from us: now it’s up to you. We want to hear from you! Let us know what you like, what you don’t like, what things you’d like to see. To do this you just need to activate your Lomography account so you can use this site (as well as the old Lomography.com). To give us your feedback directly you can also mail us at beta@lomography.com;.

Have fun!

written by recurving on 2008-05-02 in #news #relaunch

38 Comments

  1. peter
    peter ·

    Hoorray!

  2. ferro_ud
    ferro_ud ·

    this sounds really great.

  3. toastiesarnies
    toastiesarnies ·

    Loving the new layout. Very clean.
    I'm especially excited about the magazine section where there will be camera articles. One of my fave bits of the current blog are the pet love film articles.

    One suggestion - will I be able to upload a whole folder of images instead of one at at time?

    Keep it up, can't wait to see more!

  4. jeepeng
    jeepeng ·

    no matter what lomography.com turning into, i'm always be with you! can't wait to see the new "Better upload functionality", i'm excited!!!

  5. champi
    champi ·

    That new version look mint!! I love it!!Keep us tuned!!

  6. vtayeh
    vtayeh ·

    I love the new layout, very easy to navigate between the different sections. Curious to see how the lomohomes will be attached but so good so far! Also love how you can the latest entries on the Lomoloactions.

  7. stouf
    stouf ·

    Ooooohhhh Greaaaaat !!!

  8. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    Really interesting new site! very clear and what I like is that it gives the locations feature are good place and possibility to leave comments, that's more interactivity :)
    And new upload possibilities, more rumbles and missions, yeah, that's great!!! Curious to see how the lomohomes will be integrated in there...
    I'm really happy to discover all the new possibilities you guys from LSI can offer, it's like a brand new toy for our lomo-passion! I'm sure you will surprise us for the best!! :)))))

  9. paper_doll
    paper_doll ·

    i have to say i'm a little bit scared... the old one was not perfect as we all know, but i was used to it! (omg i sound like old people)
    anyway this one still needs some work but i like what i see around here.

  10. reinertlee
    reinertlee ·

    Yeah! This is something new to every Lomographers on the Earth!!!

  11. xbalboax
    xbalboax ·

    good job guys site looks great!

  12. shhquiet
    shhquiet ·

    i really like how clean the site looks :)

  13. janisthewanis
    janisthewanis ·

    hey neat stuff, excited to see the new stuff

  14. mephisto19
    mephisto19 ·

    ahhhh.... okay.... now it is working.
    i like the new look. so clear and clean, although i got used to the other site...

  15. grimbyname
    grimbyname ·

    We've all become familiar wth the look of the old site, but I am interested to see how the new one develops. The tabbed layout of the magazine reminds me of the "Who the hell are you?" competition last year. Other image hosting sites do have more functionality than lomography.com - the ability to leave comments against individual pics, slideshows, more detailed user profiles, etc. - and it would be great to see more of that here while retaining the uniqe style that makes this feel more community based than those. Maybe I haven't tried hard enough, but I've never really felt that I 'belong' to a community with flickr. That's not the case with lomography, and I wouldn't like to lose that.

    My only comment for improvement so far would be to be able to control the frame rate of the slideshow in the locations. At the moment it's a rapid-fire affair that gives no time to appreciate any of the pics.

    Looking forward to the next wave of improvements. Good work so far!

  16. saviorjosh
    saviorjosh ·

    OMG, I am totally unprepared for such an exciting surprise! :) Well done, guys!!

  17. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    Just a little comment about the (fantastic) location feature: will there be any possibility (like in the "old" location site) to search the entries by country, city, theme, lomographer.... I found that really cool to navigate like this or will all these informations be in the tags? The listing of all the locations on one specific place, theme or lomographer gives another view too... :)))
    And like grimbyname says, the most important thing about this new site, is the community spirit, and I agree about the fact that no other "sharing" site offers this like lomography...
    LOMO ON!!!! :)))))))))

  18. jeepeng
    jeepeng ·

    wish to have "Email this to a friend" and "Bookmark with: facebook, Delicious, Digg, reddit...etc" buttons on LSI Blog!

  19. petunia
    petunia ·

    exciting stuff indeed! i'm really looking forward to this, change is a good thing.. i agree with grimbyname too - there is something slightly disconnected about flickr whereas lomography does have a certain community spirit, even though it's grown and evolved so much even since i joined 2 years ago. one thing i hope to see though is an improved upload function - it's the one thing flickr has over lomography - i love their dedicated uploader that allows you to drag and drop images from your hardrive and do all the naming and tagging etc first - though i do realise flickr also has paid accounts, so maybe this is too much to ask from an exclusively free membership, maybe i'm being greedy.. :) one other thing - though i really like the new look and layout, it is very similar to jpgmag's. i know it's supposed to have a more magazine-oriented feel but i do hope the LSI holds on to it's uniqueness, which is integral to it's community spirit in my opinion...
    in any case it's a pretty exciting time to be a lomographer, it's gonna be fun watching this progress and i'm sure it'll be a great impetus for lots of people to be more participatory and take more photos and continue to support film, a noble and worthy cause...

  20. zulupt
    zulupt ·

    Great site!!!
    Hope i can upload multiple pics at the same time instead of one at a time.
    Lomo on!

  21. superlighter
    superlighter ·

    it's alwais exciting when changes comes in the life, however it take some time to feel safe and confortable, at a first sight....it seems good to me!
    Best Wishes!

  22. g_ray
    g_ray ·

    hmm. This 'beta site' looks like a normal blog. Nice & neat but I think I like the current one better because there's SO MUCH in just ONE page..like NEWS, blog entries, LHOTD, products,events..the whole think looks just like a 'community'. But I do like the colours here. Hope to see more 'sections' soon.

  23. gemma81de
    gemma81de ·

    I see the biggest change so far in the LomoLocations. I like that the pictures are bigger now and also the possibility to comment on the locations and the tag search. But I wish the old search functions would still exist, too - like listing all locations by a certain member.
    Other than that I am just curious what else is to come, how the lomohomes will be included and what the start page will ultimately look like.

  24. snoop
    snoop ·

    this is all work in progress, feature after feature will be released. so we cant really talk about the startpage right now ;). however post your wishes and your ideas here, so we know what direction you want us to go.

  25. paper_doll
    paper_doll ·

    i sent an email to pan_dre, please fix that as soon as possible! thanks

  26. missound
    missound ·

    I really like the articles list. It's great to browse all the subjects very easily et quickly.
    Unfortunately, I don't really like the new design, not enough customized, I miss the "2D-lomo" effect.
    But it's just the beginning and I' know you have a lot of great lomo ideas in store !

  27. katykate
    katykate ·

    i like the new site! very clean and clearly arranged! good job!

  28. begoniac
    begoniac ·

    Wonderful improvement.I love the location.The lay out is just great,one thumbnail a brief description and jsut click to learn more.The site looks super clean.I still have to navigate a bit more and see how our account will look..I can't wait.Many thanks to LSI for such treat!!!

  29. champi
    champi ·

    Dunno if it was said before, I didn't take time to read all the comments... anyway, the slideshow stuff is cool, but in my opinion a bit too fast...

  30. klingsor
    klingsor ·

    uh! XHTML strict with only some warnings, best work! congrats

  31. tveden
    tveden ·

    Nice start, people always tell me "that homo page you're always surfing is a mess and hard to navigate" and i agree, if you are new to it, it can be. So this new one looks much easier, good going.

  32. joaquim
    joaquim ·

    I'm finding the green writing a little hard to read but otherwise I think you guys are doing a great job! Can't wait to see it all finished!

  33. johann_affendy
    johann_affendy ·

    looks user-friendly enough. keep up the good work! can't wait to see how the lomohomes turn out.

  34. deccir
    deccir ·

    congratulations! of course I'm late, trying to watch the uiapuru flight, lost at my jungle called health...ooo, I've studied a lot, hahahaha, always whit a smile in the the middle of my face. I want to watch ur music lomography, ur soul!

    thx

  35. tveden
    tveden ·

    What about making a swapping area, so if you want to do a film swapping, you go to the swapping area and maybe even browse country or city where you'd like to find people to swap with. Maybe call it "Blind film dating"

  36. superlighter
    superlighter ·

    I wish to have the same upload and building wall metod as for the LWC 2007.

  37. tamararama
    tamararama ·

    please make the uploading of the photos to the lomo homes easier, faster and more user friendly!! the old ones are so annoying and slow.
    its one of the reasons why i prefer deviant art.
    maybe you can imitate their uploading program?

  38. blue-dog
    blue-dog ·

    I notice when I type in some peoples names here @ "what are you looking for" in the home page; it does not take me to that home. Try typing my name in here: blue-dog friends and family can not find some of us here..Also I can not Update on the homes page button does not work...

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