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Nanfang 3.0 is live, bugs and all

Posted: 07/8/2013 9:00 am

Well hello there.  The Nanfang has changed since you last stopped by, and we couldn’t be more excited about it.

To those of you who’ve followed our development, you’ll know that the co-founders of the site and our numerous contributors have done an amazing job bringing daily news to our readers.  Our traffic has grown exponentially since we launched two years ago, and particularly within the last six months.  But the site we were working on was based on a fragile foundation that wasn’t helping us do all of the things we want to do.

With today’s launch, we hope to rectify that.  The Nanfang is known for its Insider Blog, but we’re a lot more than just that.  We want to do a better job of showcasing our listing and event information, make it easier for people to upload information, and make the site more interesting to browse.  Our aims were ambitious, and I think we’ve pulled it off… sort of.

No doubt you’ll find a few empty spaces, mis-sized photos, error messages, and more in the coming days.  We have a team of staff working frantically to get things in order. Launching a revamp of this magnitude is not easy, and we really appreciate you bearing with us.  Over the coming weeks, we’ll bring a few stragglers, namely our Classifieds and Jobs sections, into the new fold.  We also have more plans that will be unveiled this year, and we hope you’ll like them.

The Nanfang is a group effort involving staff, journalism students, developers, designers and interns contributing from around the Pearl River Delta, across China, and in multiple time zones.  We have no profit and no revenue.  Sure, we’d like to earn some eventually, but that’s not why we do what we do.  We love the Pearl River Delta, and this is a labour of love.

We hope you enjoy the new site, and we’re always open to feedback at [email protected]


The Nanfang Team

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