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Published on September 12th, 2010 | by Christian Cawley

Welcome to Kasterborous v5!

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Welcome, ladies and gentlemen!

If you were looking for the funky, orange, David Tennant-themed Kasterborous, well, it’s too late – we’ve regenerated!

This is a redesign that we’ve been working on for some months now, feverishly beavering away in the background in order to bring a fresh new look to Kasterborous, along with a couple of new (or old) features.

First of all, massive thanks to Anthony Dry, our co-founder, for his superb work on the design specification. I’m sure you’ll all agree he has done another smashing job, with this, his 5th design of the website.

By way of a guide as to what’s happening now on Kasterborous, read on…

To begin with, there is simply so much Doctor Who news around these days, we’ve had to look at a new way to report it. As such, while our news category sections remain (you can find them in the centre of the front page) we’re moving towards a tag-based system. One result of this is that we have pulled Big Finish-related news from the “merchandise” section and given them their own section alongside Torchwood and The Sarah Jane Adventures on the left sidebar.

This has allowed us to simplify the navigation, as you can see, as well as focus less on menus and more on content. Recent interviews can be accessed on the left sidebar, while recent news items and our original comic strips can be found on the right sidebar.

We’re delighted to announce a new Doctor Who Series 6 section, as well as a Torchwood Series 4 section which will both be used to relay the latest news for these two series; this will prove very useful in early 2011!

One particularly fantastic feature we’re seeing the return of is the Editor’s blog/Editorial, which went missing some months ago – this will be available via the Opinion section. Another new feature is the access to our vast Archive of articles, which can be reached from the front page. From here, you can access the Kasterborous Sitemap as well as the Search function. Similarly, read all articles by all of our contributors via the links on the right side of the front page!

You’ll also notice that you can access our Facebook page and Twitter feed directly via the navigation bar – come follow us!

I’d also like to thank Brian A. Terranova for his help with this redesign, particularly with the creation of images, including the random Doctors in the top right!

Finally, a big thanks to all of you for visiting Kasterborous, whether you visit daily or this is your first time. We’ve lots more Doctor Who themed fun to come, so hold on to your hats!

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About the Author

A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.




5 Responses to Welcome to Kasterborous v5!

  1. grantwebb says:

    You sexy thing!


  2. ha! indeed!

    I daresay we’ll have a couple of gremlins to iron out – so let us know here.

    in the meantime, take a look around!

  3. grantwebb says:

    I like the different Doctors and companions who appear – I would mind sole Nicola Bryant, Catherine Tate and Billie Piper pics throughout.

    Utterly marvellous – well done to you and the team, you guys are amazing.

  4. Leosw4 says:

    Guys the site looks stunning. Gallifrey who?

  5. STLShawn says:

    Looks good, really good without assaulting the senses with flash and animation. And yet, still vibrant and very alive.

    A bit hard for me to navigate, i mean, as far as just dropping in for a quick look at some of the newest news. I did find the archives link to get to this articles.

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