Stereophile.com was feeling a little bit old.
We'd have to go back to September 2005 to recall the last major changes
made to our website. It was then that we began adding our forums and
blogs, which moved slowly at first, went through some growing pains, and
finally became some of our most popular online destinations. About a
year later, we made other minor revisions, altering the look and feel of
our site to make it friendlier, more attractive, and easier to use.
These were all great moves, but the nature of the Web demands
near-constant renewal. The time had come for some tube-rolling. Or, if
you prefer, we needed to augment our physical media with a high-res,
lightning-fast, computer-based system. Look at it however you like.
The situation was clear: We were overdue for a facelift.