6 thoughts on “ELO has a new website

  1. jim

    I was wondering when exactly does it become a website if it looks, acts and feels like a blog…even made “using blogging software”? or am I being overly pedantic (or perhaps overly loyal to blogging).

  2. Jill

    Oh, surely blog is a subcategory of website? Like, everything’s a website (well, if it has a URL it is) and then you can have different kinds of websites, like blogs, search engines, journals, home pages and so on.

  3. noah

    The old ELO site also featured news prominently on the front page, and that news was ordered reverse-chronologically, but that news feed was built using some custom script written before blogging software was common. And then there were the same links to information about the organization, the Electronic Literature Directory, and so on. Was the old page a blog as well?

  4. Jill

    I suppose in a kind of way – but what I think is done particularly well about the redesign is that it oth offers easy access to a showcase of electronic literature and offers frequently updated news. The more prominent date stamps and archives make it easier for readers to see that this is a site that’s likely to be worth returning to.

  5. Elin

    I like the new site:-)

  6. Jose Angel

    Maybe one should write (or perhaps it’s already written) the paper “What. if anything, is a blog”, following those biology papers on the contrast between folk categories and real taxonomic differences – “What, if anything, is a rabbit”, “What, if anything, is a zebra…”

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