We’d like to introduce you to the newly renovated Toyark.com! To start, we’ve given the entire site a fresh coat of paint. Spaced things out a bit, changed up the sidebar to read a little easier.
We’ve switched up the back end of the front page areas, we are now running on a different system. So if you see any errors floating about, any broken links, etc, it’s most likely due to that. We’ve tried to make it as seamless as possible, but there are bound to be some errors. Feel free to let us know in the forum thread (linked to this story).
In this new system, we’ve decided to start using a tagging method which will let us specify what each story is about in more detail. You will now see links to Company (Hasbro, Mattel, etc), Character (Batman, Iron Man, etc), Scale (3.75 Inch, 6 Inch, etc), and Sub-Line (Marvel Universe, Marvel Legends, etc). This should hopefully allow our regulars who are only into particular toy lines, styles of toys, particular characters and the like to find and browse just what they are looking for on Toyark.com. You can find this under each story in the black strip, or, from the drop down menus at the top of the site.
For those used to the Marvel, DC, Star Wars, MOTU links on the sidebar, you can now get to those threads by clicking “Forum Topics” in the drop down menu at the top of the site. These will pull up tagged threads for each topic. To get to the news areas for those topics, use the “News” drop down menu at the top of the site.
Even though it doesn’t look like it, this was a major structural change on our part, so things are a little incomplete right now. We just wanted to get it live and get some feedback before moving forward. As time passes, we will tweak and adjust, maybe add some of the sidebar blocks back, etc. Just let us know what you like/don’t and we will do our best!
If you were pulling Toyark.com News RSS Feeds into your various RSS readers – please be aware all urls have changed. For the technically literate, you can access the specific category feeds again by checking the source code, in the head section. For normal folks, we will have a list of feeds available soon. Until then, you can access the main feed for all toy news here: http://news.toyark.com/feed
Also of note: If you have been having problems logging into the site, or staying logged in, please clear your cookies in your browser settings, and re-log-in. This should clear that up.