Welcome to the new and improved OceanLines (I always wondered about that slogan: Would anybody ever announce that something was new and ‘unimproved’?).
You will notice a couple of major changes to the site. The two new, more sharply focused content areas are highlighted in the design. Readers interested in all things related to making passages aboard boats have their own highlighted content area — Passagemaking News. Readers interested in our coverage of ocean science have their own area — Marine Science News.
Readers may subscribe to either content stream by entering an e-mail address in the appropriate box at the upper right of the home page. In addition, they can click on the main topic headline, either Passagemaking News, or Marine Science News, and be taken to the part of the website that deals only with that subject.
We also have a new “widget” in website parlance, in the gray box to the right of the home page, which lets you do the same thing, simply by clicking on the appropriate tab. It also has a third tab to take you to our new image gallery section where you will find it much easier to see the photos related to our story content. This new gallery section is fairly thin right now but will be populated quickly over the next few days.
My special thanks to Tom Taylor of Taylor Design, Inc., who created the look and feel of our new site, and to Chris Jean and Adam White at Main Street, who performed the programming magic to transform that concept into a custom WordPress installation, and who host the site on their speedy servers.
We are most interested in your feedback on the new design; how it looks and, more importantly, how well it works for you. Please drop me an e-mail with your comments and suggestions for improvement at, tom at oceanlines dot biz (replace words with symbols in address).
And as always, please contact us with story suggestions and material. There’s a lot of great stuff happening out there and we want to share it, so send us news and updates on your boat, technology and marine science work.
Tom Tripp, Publisher
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