Praxis Theatre is currently on hiatus! Please find co-founders Aislinn Rose and Michael Wheeler at The Theatre Centre and SpiderWebShow, respectively.
November 23, 2009, by
6 comments gets a tune up

tune up
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coldpants licensed under Creative Commons.

It’s been almost a 1/2 year since we made big changes at with a new format that blended some of our best content from our blogspot blog with our company website. Inspired by a new commitment to integrate our creative process with our web presence, our goal has been to continue to be hub for discussion and analysis of independent theatre while increasing awareness of Praxis Theatre and the original theatrical works we are creating.

There has been mostly positive feedback about this switch, especially in terms of the high functionality of the new website and the potential inherent in an “open source” creative model. This tune-up addresses some consistent critiques from a number of readers regarding readability and organization and is reflected in three changes:

  1. A single sidebar column that runs down the right margin of the site amalgamates the two smaller columns that preceded it. The text size of these links have been increased.
  2. Hyperlinks are now underlined in red. If you pass the cursor over a hyperlink, the text will also change to be underlined in red.
  3. The Upcoming Shows page will contain the “open source” elements of our Section 98 creative process. This page will contain the “source code” of our production: information, discussions, examples, scripts and research we are engaged in. This page will be maintained by Aislinn Rose, Section 98 Open Source Project Leader.

Thanks for participating. We hope you continue to use this is site as a resource and a place for dialogue about indie theatre in Toronto and around the world.

Michael Wheeler

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  1. Courtney says:

    Looks good, but not a fan of unnecessary underlining. More of a personal thing, really.

  2. Michael says:

    Hey Courtney,

    Thanks. No either am I. The problem was if we didn’t underline hyperlinks, then the hyperlinked text would have to be assigned a colour other than black, which looked really “off” in the sidebar column. Lesser of many evils. Glad you are following along!



  3. Michael says:

    Hi Courtney,

    Check it out: Hyperlinks are only underlined in the body of blog posts now. The sidebar is underline free! Thanks for your feedback and thanks to Graham F Scott for real-time webs design. I’m happy that people A) care and B) this site is looking better all the time.

    Cheers again!


  4. Michael says:

    Back again four days later to point out that we changed the site so NOTHING is underlined now. Consistent feedback indicated it wasn’t working aesthetically, so now hypertext is in red and is underlined if you pass a cursor over it. I think it looks good now, but clearly I am not a good barometer regarding the intersection of design and first instincts…..

  5. Courtney says:

    Hey Michael,

    Everything looks awesome sans underlining! It is great to see this site coming into its own as an online theatre resource.


    …”Props?!” It was really too silly not to type, haha.

  6. Michael says:

    Thanks Courtney,

    I’m okay with props. But I have also been known to use “oh snap”, which other people tell me shouldn’t be used written or otherwise in late 09.