Doty also shared his personal take on learning more about Buchla’s approach to synthesis, and a hands-on demo of the hypnotic Buchla Polyphonic Rhythm Generator.… Read More Buchla USA At Superbooth 2018
We had a lot of good feedback, here and at Facebook, on our Makeover Monday experiment. The site’s back to its familiar face, but we’re going to try to work out the logistics in the next week so that we can bring this back on an ongoing basis. It seems like people are into the idea,… Read More Makeover Monday Followup
We’re trying something new at Synthtopia this week – Makeover Monday. Reader + graphic designer Roland Onodi contacted us via Facebook last week and said “I love your site, but….” and followed up with a new header image for the site and a couple of related graphics. We asked readers for ideas and input on… Read More Makeover Monday At Synthtopia
Over the years, we’ve had a couple of designers contact us to say “I love your site……but here’s a new masthead.” We figure that’s the nice way of saying that the current masthead looks like it was state of the art for the 80’s. The first proposed masthead, above, was created by reader Roland Onodi. The… Read More Should Synthtopia Update Its Masthead, Or Have A ‘Makeover Monday’?
Is ‘the mob’ censoring discussion in the comments at Synthtopia? Reader Someone Dudeus (we suspect that might be a nom de guerre) contacted us to complain about ‘mob rule’ censoring comments on our site: You run a forum where the mob can censor ideas. I agree – if comments in the forum is obnoxious or… Read More Is The Mob Censoring Ideas At Synthtopia?
We’ve updated the site to address a problem that was affecting some users when they tried to comment. While it’s not that uncommon for Synthtopia posts to get dozens (and sometimes even hundreds) of comments, commenting on the site wasn’t working for some readers. This was frustrating for the affected readers and unacceptable to us.… Read More Site Update For Commenting Problems
A couple of users have sent feedback that the site layout looks funky in Windows IE 9 and that commenting isn’t working correctly in at least some versions of Firefox on the Mac. I’ll try to get this addressed as soon as possible. I’ll need to duplicate the issue and try to get it resolved.… Read More Windows IE 9 Layout Looks Funky, Commenting Broken On Mac Firefox
For the last couple of days, we’ve been testing out Onswipe – a custom set of page templates that are supposed to be an ‘insanely easy way to make your site look great on tablet web browsers.’ Synthtopia iPad users aren’t buying the Onswipe hype. Here’s a taste of the feedback we got in just… Read More OnSwipe iPad Interface “Is So Bad!” – You Talked & We Listened
The Synthtopia Facebook Synth Legion is now 10,000+ strong! That’s insane! I am humbled by the size and dedication of the Synthtopia audience and I thank you for your support. We must be doing something right….but if you’ve got suggestions for how you’d like to see us work better with Facebook, or any other suggestions… Read More Facebook Synth Legion Now 10,000+ Strong!
Synthtopia has been unavailable most of the day today because of issues with web host 1and1: Due to a database-outage, in combination with a software error, we suffered from a faulty root server configuration. Therefore since about 9am EST internet applications of 1&1 server customers aren’t reachable. Only 1&1 customers who use a dedicated or… Read More Sorry, Synth Freaks, 1and1 & CloudFlare Exploded On Us Today