The All New Animate Clay
- Monday, 24 May 2010 21:25
- Last Updated on Friday, 28 May 2010 16:12
- Written by Marc Spess
It's official, we are now live! But expect some minor problems and things that need fixing. Actually there's still more to be done to Animateclay.com, but we are about 90% done.
I'd like to thank Andy Mao for all his help setting up the core of the site for me to build on, and for over-all help when I needed it. Not to mention spending hours with me at the end to transfer all the stuff around. Also I'd like to thank Ian for suggesting certain modules for the site to make adding comments easy for everyone, and the first suggestion to go with the Joomla content management system. It's definitely one of the best pieces of advice I got. Also I want to thank everyone at Stop Motion Magic for their advice. I tried to make this functionality of this site similar to SMM so everyone will feel comfortable. And finally thanks a lot for the beta testers and for everyone who supported this huge move on our Facebook Fan Page.
Some of the main things I plan to add soon are a podcast area for our live broadcasts, and we still need to transfer over the stop motion animation challenges here from Stop Motion Magic. If you have a Stop Motion Magic account, everyone will need to move here as that site will be removed after the 29th of June. It's going to be the cut-off date for that site, however it may still be up and running a little longer after that. Actually July 17th the site will be gone forever, so if you're on SMM, please transfer your images and videos over if you like.
The online shop was down for a while and may not function for another day or two since I had to submit a new shipping key from the USPS, and it will take time for that to take effect. But according to the USPS - they said everything is now functional on their end, so the store should work.
Otherwise I hope everyone enjoys all the new aspects of this site! If you should find any problems or issues with anything, just send me a message and I'll do my best to fix things as soon as I can.
written by Marnik, May 26, 2010