Last night, Trista & I, along with a few of our writers, hosted a (re)launch party at the wonderful 50 Partners space. We invited 120 of our closest friends – especially you readers who have supported us from day one – to share a few drinks, some great food, and talk about the future of the Rude Baguette. Those who were there heard the great news, and we all got a little pumped up, but one of the coolest not-so-secret announcements was that we have a new website.
We wanted to give Rude Baguette a makeover, for a few reasons:
- Our old site was just plain ugly (I built it, so I know how ugly it was)
- We wanted to show people that the Rude Baguette was here to stay
- We wanted to highlight all of our writers
- We wanted something that people would want to come back to each day and look at
Only time will tell if we have accomplished these goals, but I for one am happy with the new site – I’m not longer embarrassed each time I post an article.
The event itself went very well – thanks especially are deserved to Virginie, who runs the 50Partners space, its managing partners Jérôme Masurel, our fabulous writer Nadia, and of course, Infinvision, who designed our logo & site, developed it, and somehow managed to share a drink with us while we were getting the site online.
The site itself is pretty cool: you can browse by category (on the left), contact any author directly by email from any post (just below the author’s name), and we’ve worked to create a nice, clean reading experience. As you know, website improvement is an ongoing experience, but we hope, with the improvements we’ve made, it will be easier than ever to stay up-to-date with the French tech market.