You may have noticed that DiS has changed somewhat compared to how it looked yesterday.
We did threaten, six months ago when we re-jigged the arse-end of the site, that a new layout was forthcoming - so here we are. This new design has been many months in the making and follows a lot of input from many of you (thank you one 'n' all for that). We do hope you like what we've done to the place.
A lot of the changes, especially on the frontpage, are ruddy obvious but we must stress (read also: apologise in advance) that there are still some teething problems which we're currently ironing out. We're also sorry for the brief outages and slight quirks today - especially in the past few hours - but it'd seem we've ridden out the worst of it now.
Have a wander around the site, and please comment below if you find anything you like, dislike or if you discover anything that's broken. We're aware of about 32 issues (I may or may not be making this number up) - and we haven't had chance to revamp absolutely every section of the site... yet!
We can assure you that exciting new features are incoming as part of our ongoing improvements. In the coming days and weeks you'll spot further improvements to our listings, photo galleries and also to our news service (really excited about a newsfeed partnership we're working on), as well as little tweaks to the community features and boards to make them much betterer.
Thanks again for your patience, continued constructive feedback and kind words of encouragement.
Sean & Tom
P.S. We're throwing a party in central London tomorrow, and you're all invited. I say a 'party', but it's more like a gathering of the great and the good to celebrate the fact the new site is up and to get some face-to-face reactions and suggestions from you, as well as to commiserate the fact we're not at SXSW this year (damn you advertising-downturn-due-to-the-recession!). We'll be upstairs at the Texas Embassy, just off of Trafalgar Square from 6-9pm tomorrow (Tuesday 16th March 2009). If you're in a band or run a label, you're very welcome to bring along any promo goodies you'd like to dish out to us and our readers. No need to RSVP. More details in my blog.