• December 13, 2005
  • Posted by Marc

I bet you’re asking, what the hell happened to the Wooster site?

Actually, we’re not exactly sure. What it looks like is that the crap Blogger software we’ve been using since day one couldn’t hold the site together any longer and it basically fell apart. There were over 5,000 individual articles on the site going back three years and it was falling apart at the seams. 

Beginning of this morning, the site wouldn’t load at all. We tried for hours to fix it but it didn’t solve the problem. So rather than try to fix it again for the 1000th time, we decided to scap Blogger all together and move things to new software (Movable Type) and a new server

So the bad news is that the archives won’t be accessable for a little while. Right now were’ not able extract them out of Blogger to load them into Movable Type. As soon as we can, the archives will be live on the new site.  We’re also going to rebuild the site so that it loads faster, so that it’s easier to navagate, and so that it has all the bells and whistles that a site like the Wooster site should have.

But we need your help!

Help us design the new Wooster Collective site. 

Each week we’d like to have a new masthead (the artwork on top) so that it showcases a different artist in a different part of the world.  If you’re interested in helping us out, send us your design for a masthead that is 800 pixels wide and 200 pixels high.  The only thing that needs to be in the graphic are the words “Wooster Collective” and “A Celebration of Street Art"The graphic should be sent to us as a jpeg.  We’re also going to switch to a new email system.  Starting today you can email us at woostercollective@gmail.com or at the old adress, woostercollective@hotmail.com

So, if you’re an artist and have been a fan of the Wooster site (or featured on it) help us out by submitting a design for our masthead.  Size is 800 pixels wide by 200 pixes wide. 

Thanks for your patience,

Marc and Sara