ANS unveils new look websiteBy Chris Williams. Published: 7th May 2004, 23:21:02 | Permalink | Printable
Pretty and usefulThe Acorn News Service has this week launched its new website, which renders well in RISC OS and non-RISC OS browsers. The ANS publish a free fortnightly RISC OS related newsletter online and also via email.
The newsletter is edited by James Sears, using news gathered from various sources, but was originally founded in 1998 by Eytan Abrahams. Stephen Courtney is ANS's current web master and the newsletter is available in German and French - more translators are also sought, if you're multilingual and want to contribute.
"I think ANS provides a useful summary of recent news, complementing the likes of Drobe, Iconbar, RISCOS.org etc. by delivering information straight into your inbox," Stephen explained to drobe.co.uk. Tired of sarcasm and our lazy reporting? ANS may be up your street then, because they keep news to the point and as Stephen added, "We don't really go in for editorials."
"As for the reason we keep going, I suppose it's become a habit now, and we've certainly built up a nice historical archive of announcements too. The site James created at the time of the Phoebe cancellation is still around too at www.acornusers.org/phoenix. With a rewrite of the Filebase system currently underway (don't ask when it'll be ready though), I think we'll be around for a while longer yet."
The ANS filebase, hosted alongside the ANS website by James on acornusers.org, has also recently gained an RSS feed for file updates.
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