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Thursday 11 August 2005


Welcome to the new look ReadySteadyBook. We've done a few little technical tweaks so that, for instance, readers can add comments to the blog and so that I have a content management system. And, as regular visitors will see, we've changed the "look and feel" of the site. I'll be blogging again on a daily basis very soon, in the meantime do please take a good look around the site (and do please use the comments to let me know what you think!)

Not all the content from the old-look site has been carried across yet, but I'm working on it ... and new content is being added daily. Thanks for reading.

Posted by Mark Thwaite

Reader Comments

Sunday 14 August 2005

Lee Kelleher says...

Even if I say so myself, the new site is looking great!
Slightly curious why no one has left a comment yet?

Well done and good luck!

Tuesday 16 August 2005

Leora Skolkin-Smith says...

The new site is wonderful, Mark. Very engaging and inviting. It's got so much on it !

Friday 26 August 2005

Maureen Box says...

Very nice. It's easy on the eyes and I like all the new content too. Well done, Mark!

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