Wanna Stay Even More On Top Of What's Happening? Peep Our New Events and Places Sections.
We've quietly been undergoing some changes here at Central Track over these past few weeks.
For instance, that vertical black bar on the left-hand side of your screen? It didn't used to look like it does now. We changed it, for one thing, because we thought it popped a little more this way. Also? Rearranging the look of that portion of your screen means we can give some new life to some already-present links in that area — like our woefully out-of-date Staff page and our still incredibly rad Merch hub.
It also means we could add two more important, all-new sections of our site to that reference — our new “Events” and “Places” pages, two sources that we've built into the site so we can even better serve you, our readers, in helping you to find out about the awesomest and most interesting goings-on in and around Dallas.
The idea behind these new site functions is simple. Whereas we try — and promise to continue — to point you in the direction of these worth-your-while affairs on both a daily and weekly basis, we also realize that we've only been doing part of the job so far. These regular posts let you know about the city's biggest and best events, sure. But they sometimes aren't coming with enough advance notice to make a difference in your day-to-day life beyond the conversational.
Hence the Events section, which we hope starts to help us fix that issues. The plan is for us to update this section with events as we hear about them — or, in other words, when that information is of the most value to our users.
Our Places page, meanwhile, exists similarly to help readers stay well-informed about our city. Rather than just finding out where an event is taking place, you can now click on one of our Places pages (such as Three Links, for instance) to see an image of the space, read about some other events coming up at that space and even check out past articles we've posted about the space.
Our hope is that these features will help increase Central Track's usefulness as a resource for people really wanting to stay informed on the happenings in and around our city.
So go ahead. Mess around with the features. Explore the site — and, in turn, your city.
And, sure, give us some feedback if you're feeling up to it. We want to make this site as useful to you as possible, so your comments on it are appreciated.
Just be sure to cut us some slack as these features are being implemented. For now, they're very much a work in progress.