The Electronic Literature Organization’s new site, designed and engineered by Nick Montfort, is now in place.
One new feature of the site is a showcase designed to feature exemplary electronic literature. The five most recent items are visible at the top of the main page, and everything featured to date is accessible via the “Showcased E-Lit” link just below the search field. The showcase is an excellent descriptive complement to the extant Electronic Literature Directory, a large index of information about e-lit. An RSS feed of the showcase is available so that readers can automatically keep bookmarks to the current entry or syndicate the showcase on their own pages.
News entries and other pages on the site are now easily searchable. The news (including a five-year archive) is also accessible by category and by date. We have tried to redirect as many previous URLs as possible to current resources, to avoid leaving anyone with page not found errors. The new site is also designed to be easier to maintain and manage into the future, allowing the ELO to communicate with members and the reading public more effectively.
The new, more frequently updated and more useful, website is the first of several new initiatives planned by the organization. Stay tuned to the site for the launch of other new programs in coming months. The ELO is a 501(c)3 nonprofit literary organization founded in 1999 that has a mission to promote and facilitate the writing, reading, and distribution of electronic literature.
Props to Nick, a Vice-President of the board of the ELO, and his helpers for a job well done.