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Pardon our Pixie Dust

Today we are announcing an extensive refurbishment of MickeysAvenue.com that will be completed in May.

During the refurbishment, the user interface will be stripped down with very little color (ie. personality) and a lot of Tinkerbell graphics asking you to Pardon our Pixie Dust. We promise it's only temporary.

To give you some insight into what we're working toward, check out the sneak previews of our new blog and community.

See you in May.

Scott

 

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MickeysAvenue.com Re-Launch and 2.1 Release

For over a year now, we've run our flagship project Mickey's Avenue solely on Instagram and Snapchat as a way of sharing our adventures at the Disney Parks and Resorts through photographic media.

But something always seemed to be missing and we think we know what it is.

Today, we're re-introducing MickeysAvenue.com

We're starting by restoring the Photo and Video Galleries of our experiences that you grew to love and we've even got a plan in place to introduce some exciting new features to the site, too in version 3. We've also made some minor changes throughout the site to modernize after a year offline with more to come.

We hope that you're as excited as we are for the return of MickeysAvenue.com, Your Gateway to the Magic!

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Welcome to Missing Disney Studio's

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We are pleased to announce that Trade Street Studio's is being rebranded as Missing Disney Studio's.

The reason for this change is simple: we do what we do because we really do miss Disney when we aren't there. And you do, too! Why not have a name that fits?

And yes, we got the domain as well! The official URL for the Studio page is now www.MissingDisney.com

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Mickey's Avenue 2.0 Released

We are very excited to unveil the next release of Mickey's Avenue, version 2. With Mickey's Avenue 2, we made improvements across the board that not only improve the overall experience but build off of the incredible foundation of our first release. Here's what's new:

DESIGN

We have simplified the design even further with an even more refined look and feel throughout. We updated typography choices and color choices throughout while keeping with the familiar overall design. 

Our Photo Gallery has also received another facelift to improve usability across all platforms and to improve the visual experience.

Lastly, we updated our banner graphic with something awesome that we're fairly confident most of you can identify with ease!

FEATURES

First and foremost, we have simplified the navigation of both the top and bottom navigation bars as well as the landing page. This should ensure that navigating Mickey's Avenue is a breeze.

We've also decided to simplify what features we offer on Mickey's Avenue to ensure that we are focussing only on the things that really interest us! This should make the experience at Mickey's Avenue even more exciting!

What does this mean? Well, we are excited to share that moving forward, our flagship features will be our Photo Gallery, Video Gallery and our brand new Community.

Thank you for taking the time out of your day to visit Mickey's Avenue. If you'd like to share some feedback with us, you can do so here.

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Mickey's Avenue 1.0 Released

We are so incredibly excited to introduce you to the entirely new Mickey's Avenue, available at www.mickeysavenue.com

This is the 1st major release of Mickey's Avenue and we can't wait to show you what we've been working on. To do that, we've broken up the many new features into three categories: Design, Format and Community.

Design

For our first ever Mickey's Avenue release, we focussed heavily on design clarity. The design of Mickey's Avenue is purposefully simple with expansive white space and beautiful typography. We allowed the content to shine by keeping the design itself out of the way.

However, do not let the simplicity fool you. This design is advanced in every possible way. From mobile responsiveness to the parallax effect on the homepage banner and even the slideshow features on our brand new photo and video galleries, Mickey's Avenue 1.0 features the latest web standards and design techniques. Mickey's Avenue is also happily powered by Squarespace.

Format

Mickey's Avenue is all about helping our community get the most out of their Disney vacations by sharing our experiences through our blog, photo gallery, video gallery and community.

When you visit Mickey's Avenue, you'll be greeted by our all-new landing page which gives you a brief description about each of our primary categories of content with a link directly to them. This allows our guests to navigate the site and consume the content in exactly the way they want.

Community

We are pleased to introduce our all-new Mickey's Avenue discussion community which we have launched exclusive on Facebook Groups. Now, you can meet other like-minded Disney fans and discuss all things Disney in a safe, friendly and convenient environment.

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Trade Street USA 10.2 Released

Trade Street USA 10.2 has been released with various refinements and system upgrades.

  • Upgraded to SquareSpace 7
  • Added links to each individual release inside the Changelog Page
  • Added a link to the Development Blog inside the Changelog Page
  • Added a link to our Vine account in the footer
  • Updated the About page for 2015
  • Updated the presentation format for most content
  • Removed the "Share to Social" options on blog posts (temporarily)
  • Removed the Facebook page link from footer
  • Discontinued the "X" monicker
  • Discontinued the build number in public-facing version number in footer
  • Discontinued the "Travel" page
  • Discontinued the Trade Street USA Tumblr feed

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Trade Street USA X (10.1) Released

Trade Street USA X (10.1) has been released with minor design tweaks and system upgrades.

  • We have addressed some server errors received as of late and finalized our move to a new server.
  • We have updated/re-arranged the navigation bar for easy of use and clarity.

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