April 6, 2008 in Announcements (E)
[prMac.com] Port Orchard, Washington - The MacPicks website has been completely overhauled, removing the old light on black color scheme and the HTML frames. The new design is more user- and browser-friendly, while still presenting arguably the most useful condensed categorized grouping of Macintosh and Apple links found anywhere. With the new design, a new Blog has been incorporated to the website features to bolster the site's previous resources.
The site's Perl-driven design has also undergone a complete rewrite, reducing the website's loading time and data handling. Also a part of the redesign is the unique link-checking Verification Engine which runs once every day, testing all the links on the site, and turning them on or off according to daily availability on the web. This feature cuts down on the "404 Site Not Found" errors while using the MacPicks links.
The MacPicks link site's main competitor online has always been the venerable SiteLink Mac link website. Now that their site has reached an end, the MacPicks cordially invites all previous SiteLink users to visit the new MacPicks. We hope you'll enjoy the simple portal-like experience enough to use our site regularly. Please feel free to leave a comment about how you feel about our site in the MacPicks Blog.
MacPicks was started in 1997 as an online service for people looking for Macintosh and Apple Computer information. Originally created by Greg Piper under the Piper Computer Services company website, MacPicks began its life as a simple list of Mac links used as bookmarks for personal use. As the list grew and landed its own domain name, it evolved into the dynamic link portal it is today. Piper Computer Services is a web hosting company located in the Puget Sound area of Washington State. Specializing in small business/personal website design and hosting, they strive to serve their customers with a kind and personable approach.