New School Kaidan redesigns website for 2014

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Welcome to the newly redesigned New School Kaidan website!

Blood, sweat, and tears have been poured into this rebuild process and we’re happy to show you the fruits of our labors.

If you spot any bugs, do let us know!

On that note, if you could also kindly tell us how we did last year by taking this 2013 feedback survey, we would greatly appreciate it!

Happy new year to you and here’s to the bright future in 2014!

About NSK

New School Kaidan is a community-focused website for the Japanese idol industry international fan base. Between podcasts, broadcasts, events, and analytic articles, New School Kaidan aims to bring an understanding of idol culture to the masses.

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17 comments

  1. Looks really nice!

  2. Big props to Garry and David for their hard work and effort! You guys are the best~

  3. Looks great!
    Happy new year~!!!

  4. Thanks for the positive comments guys. If you notice anything that looks a bit weird or broken please don’t hesitate to let us know via the contact form, Twitter, this comment thread, etc.

    The new site is still very much work in progress and you’ll be seeing some changes in the coming days and weeks. Your feedback at this time is essential and of great use to us so if you think of anything at all, feel free to let us know.

    Cheers.

  5. Nice, fresh look!

  6. Aha! Ridiculously had adblock killing all of dem little tidbits and imgs … AND the comment box. NSK is now whitelisted4Lyfe!

  7. Nice revamp of the site!

  8. Are you changing your name to “New School Kaidan ’14”? Morning Musume style!

  9. Really, the design looks great & very professional, and I like how you organised the main topics of NSK in the upper banner, really great job guys, I am looking forward to more activities & great things from NSK in 2014

  10. Just recently, far from coincidental to NSks presence on the tumblrs, I’ve invested pockets of time to picking up html coding. An awful butt-load of changes have come since I had a hand in coding. scripting. and such.

    The lengthy Op posts needed some enticement to mine eyes, so I took Garrys recent post through the inspector and adjusted a couple things you may consider to apply. Attachd images are after and before comparisons, lining up the most recent paragraph viewed from the official publishing.

    Just to break up the monotony of the blanket of text i threw in some specific paragraph changes. Affecting only the first and every 6th.

    .entry>p:nth-of-type(1) {
    font-size: 130%;
    font-weight: bold;
    }
    .entry>p:nth-of-type(6n) {
    font-size: 120%;
    }

    The following affects the images embedded in the article, the sidebar images remain vibrant and bold, dulls the image opacity by default – however, when the mouse is hovered over it – returns to full.

    div.entry > img {
    opacity: 0.5;
    }
    div.entry > img:hover{
    opacity: 1.0;
    transition: opacity 0.3s linear;
    }

    Again, this was only affecting the post, as reflected on the url, and not the TL page. Looking back, I guess a drop shadow on the articl images may be welcome instead of the grey border. YMMV
    Would love to see the CSS/html. much padding. between header (margin-bottom: 0px) and main-content (margin-top:0px) should phx .

    good night! very sleep

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