If you change your mind | 1 October 2004

This is the first editorial that you can read in the new layout of ABBA Plaza. Time to look at why I have changed the site.

First of all I wanted a change because I was a bit tired of the old "four faces" image on the homepage. The soft focus and vaguely fading faces was just something I didn't want to look at anymore. Not that the site looked bad, it didn't. But if you at the same picture day after day, then you want a new and fresh image.

Then I thought that the menu system didn't work good anymore. It was restricted in the text length of the items in the submenu. And the floating windows started to irritate me. I want a menu that is effective and intuitive. The old menu was effective, but less intuitive.

An other reason for changing the site was the Add to Favourites possibility and the Display Settings. Nobody ever used that, so they needed to go.

Very important for me was that the homepage had to be more informative. The changes in the site should be more prominent on the homepage. The use of the poll had to be on the homepage only and also the use of the Quick Links could be restricted to the start page only.

Finally I wanted ABBA Plaza to be more mature in the way it looked and the colours it used.

That's when I started experimenting with the layout. I created a new look and feel and showed it to a couple of fans. They didn't like it much, to put it mildly. But their criticism helped me a lot. I used it to create the current layout.

I hope that the result is that I kept the good parts of the old site and improved some parts that could be improved. I am very curious about how you all feel about it and I would like to ask you to tell me what you think about it.

One thing though: the new four-faces image on the front page is final; there can be no discussion about that :)

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At last
What if?
The Visitors Revisited
CMP 2.0
Moving on
The Wembley album
Songs Of Innocence
What's left?
Once in a lifetime
My, my, at Waterloo
Money, Money, Money
In the year 2025
The Agnetha year
The Holy Grail
ABBA The Museum
The Visitors: 2 million and counting
Finally I listened to A
It Was Thirty Years Ago Today
A Regime Change?
Not So Happy New Year
Oh not again
The Universal truth
The Winner Takes It All
Crisis? What crisis?
Hall of Fame
ABBAWORLD – Count me in
Kristina - The verdict
I am a snob
All those years ago
Story of a heart
ABBA for sale
No more awards please!
A big cheer
The museum
The worst of ABBA
The birth of a myth
ABBA on eBay
Casting a shadow
Givin' a little bit more – yeah right
So long
Dum Dum Diddle
The ABBA clothes
1976 - The point of no return
Number One - at last
The end of the rainbow
No more champagne
Creating a bootleg
The history book on the shelf
A sense of pride
If you change your mind
Goodbye Polar Studios
A single line
True Colours
I have a dream
The heat is on
ABBA Naked
Happy new year
Just like what?
Mamma bloody Mia!


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