Mickey's Avenue 3.4 Released

Mickey's Avenue 3.4 has been released with a number of major updates and improvements.

Podcast

For quite some time, we have been planning to do a podcast. Actually, we've been planning on it for five years. Well, the time has finally come.

With Mickey's Avenue 3.4, we are announcing the Mickey's Avenue Podcast! More information has been posted in a separate post, but systematically we:

  • Created a Podcast Landing page for Show Information
  • Enabled our Podcast RSS Feed
  • Made our Podcast RSS Feed Public on Major Platforms

Design

With Mickey's Avenue 3.4, we have completely overhauled the the design of the site.

The new site design is cleaner and more modern, yet still allowing for more information to be available with fewer clicks.

Now, with our new left-navbar you'll be able to access our flagship features as well as site-related pages and social icons with greater ease.

On our blog, we've also added a right-navbar for a "Welcome" section and latest headlines.

 

Mickey's Avenue Podcast Debuting Soon

We are pleased to announce Mickey's Avenue Podcast, debuting later this summer.

Join Scott and Nick as they enjoy casual conversations about all things Disney on their all-new Mickey's Avenue Podcast!

Listen in each week as they share their thoughts about Marvel, Pixar, Star Wars, Corn Dogs, Churros, Running, Cruising and more.

Oh, and stick around for the Pokémon GO after-show!

For more, visit MickeysAvenue.com/podcast

Development of Mickey's Avenue

If you hadn't noticed, we're taking a different approach with regards to development of Mickey's Avenue, our outlet for our Disney fandom.

With Mickey's Avenue 3, our goal is to create a solid platform on which to build the site. This is something we haven't done a great job with historically. Consider our previous site Trade Street USA for example. TSUSA was designed to be a Vinylmation trading site but when Vinylmation started to fade, so did TSUSA. We built for the present, not the future.

We've learned from our experiences and are excited what we're doing and what's to come with Mickey's Avenue. In a way, version 3 is our beta test.

This means that things can, have and will continue to change until we feel satisfied that we have a solid foundation for the future of the site. This also means that updates to Mickey's Avenue 3 will be frequent until we the dust starts to settle.

We have a lot of exciting things planned for this year as part of Mickey's Avenue 3 and we're glad you joined us for the ride.

Mickey's Avenue 3.3 Released

Mickey's Avenue version 3.3 has been released with a number of human interface improvements.

  • Added Archive page, with link in NavBar, to replace Search & Quick Preview
  • New sub-page design language with bold page titles above content
  • Updated font, font weight and font size in Announcement Bar above header
  • Decreased header space above the site name
  • Decreased spacing below the tagline
  • Expanded the width of all blog content
  • Expanded the width of Colophon content (ie. About page)
  • Changed font modification in blog titles from uppercase to capitalized
  • Decreased the contrast of divider lines throughout the site
  • Removed search and spacer code from footer

Mickey's Avenue 3.2 Released

Mickey's Avenue version 3.2 has been released with updates to the functionality of the site as well as upgrades to our back-end systems.

Search

We've added the ability to use Search and Quick Preview to Mickey's Avenue via the dialogue box in the footer of the site.

Search uses Squarespace's search algorithm to help you find the content you're looking for with ease. Quick Preview allows you to see snippets of the content you might be search for below the search bar as you type to save you time.

As we introduce new features to the site this summer, Search and Quick Preview will help you get the most out of every visit to Mickey's Avenue.

Additional Changes

  • Pomegranate accents added to blog and body code
  • Syndication has been enabled
  • Removal of archived pages from the server

Mickey's Avenue 3.1.1 Re-Released

Mickey's Avenue 3.1.1 has been released with minor improvements and refinements

  • Removed Community Page, Link now leads directly to Reddit
  • Removed Banner from Footer
  • Added a contact button on About page
  • Update the font of the Blog titles
  • Change spacing in footer
  • URLs in Navigation have a new hover color; Pomegranate (ie. Soft Red)
  • Social Icons in Footer are now standard colors for identifcation

Mickey's Avenue 3.1 Released

Mickey's Avenue 3.1 has been released with minor refinements and simplicity improvements.

  • Added an Announcement Banner to Header for Community
  • Re-written Community Page with simplified instructions.
  • Phased testing of a direct Community link in NavBar.
  • Updated footer font size and spacing.
  • Replaced Advertisement in footer with Community Graphics
  • Added Version Number to the About page that links to the Changelog.