Behind the Scenes

Hey, look at that—a new design

Phil Cauthon

Maybe you noticed — things look a bit different on the front of lawrence.com. We tweaked a few aspects of the layout in our ongoing effort to better serve you, our reader. Basically this design tweak does three things... 1 The most obvious is that, at the top, we now ...

Adios Larry!

Phil Cauthon

Strange that just 7 years ago we fired up lawrence.com, the internets edition—and nobody wanted to advertise on “just a website.” So we started printing the Deadwood Edition in July 2003. For 246 issues, we’ve covered the arts and culture in Lawrence and generally loved on this community via the ...

What's up with the pop-ups

Phil Cauthon

Dear reader and lawrence.comrade,You might have noticed that a pop-up advertisement appears now when you first come to lawrence.com (or ljworld.com and kusports.com). Yes, that is a first. Like most businesses, we find ourselves in particularly challenging times, and this is one revenue opportunity which allows us to keep on ...

Sooo... whaddya think?

Phil Cauthon

There is nothing wrong with your internet. Do not attempt to adjust the picture. We are modifying the transmission! You may well be asking yourself WTF?? Why did homies have to jack with a perfectly good website? Well it's complicated-but let's just say we were ready for a change. We ...

Dear lawrence.comrades...

Phil Cauthon

![][1] Dunno about you, but we've gotten a little swept up in the whole CHANGE thing lately. Matter of fact, we're so hopped up on change goof balls that _we're changing us_, too. Yes, indeed, it was about time for a lawrence.com redesign. We'll also be rolling out some new ...

State of the homies address

Adrian Holovaty

Greetings and welcome to your new internets.[![][1]][2]It's been a pretty sweet past couple years. In 2001, we took a [forsaken spot on the web][3] and turned it into [something more useful, more worthwhile][4]. It was hardly perfect, and you sent us many emails that we tried to address to improve ...

New feature: Comments on songs

Adrian Holovaty

We just added a feature to lawrence.com -- user comments on individual songs.So now you can leave a comment on that ["Willie the Warlock" song][1] everyone's been talking about.You can post a comment on a song via [band pages][2], [the main mp3 page][3], the [top downloads page][4] and a number ...

Introducing karma

Adrian Holovaty

We just launched a new comment-related feature on lawrence.com -- user karma. It's a simple way for the community to monitor itself by promoting insightful comments and demoting the, well, not-so-insightful ones.It works like this. If you're [logged in][1] to your lawrence.com account, you should see a "Was this comment ...

An invitation behind the scenes

Adrian Holovaty

We're starting a new blog here at lawrence.com: A meta blog, if you will.Because we work hard to continually add cool new features to lawrence.com, we figure it'd be useful for us to have a place to announce those new features and other site changes, along with a forum for ...

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