As part of our rolling upgrades to libcom.org version 5, we are very happy today to be launching a new theme, developed in collaboration with the Yalla web development cooperative.
This is a major step in the ongoing upgrade which we have been working on since 2018. We launched a basic functioning version 5 of the site in March last year, and since then have been making minor improvements and working on a visual overhaul of the site.
Thanks to support from those of you who donated to our GoFundMe and our patreon supporters, we were able to engage the services of Yalla, a web development cooperative based in London and Palestine.
Working with us, Yalla have built us a beautiful custom theme, bringing back the red feature colour of our old theme, and introducing new visual features. One of these is a new logo, based on a long-running in-joke on our access denied page, which no one can quite remember the origins of.
So we hope you enjoy the new look of the site, which should highlight our different features and ways of navigating the site better, and make content more readable. If you have any technical issues or spot any bugs or errors please just drop us a comment here.
This new theme is not the end of our upgrade, we are still planning a number of major improvements over the coming months and years, including a What You See Is What You Get text editor, to make contributing articles and comments easier, and a user dashboard, to browse new stuff more simply.
As always, we are keen to have new contributors, either writing original content for us, or uploading texts to our archive, so if you are interested in getting involved let us know in the comments.
Let us know what you think of the new theme in the comments, and please share this announcement on social media and encourage people to check out our new look!