Hey, Bin Weevils! Some breaking news occurred today (12th January 2016)... the BRAND NEW Bin Weevils Blog (or "Weevil News") is finally here!
After the announcement just 3 days ago, many Weevils (such as myself, beano150) expected the blog to be released at the end of the month like most decent updates on Bin Weevils are.
The new blog sure is fresh & vibrant!:
Let's go over some of the features on the new blog, shall we?
The new Tycoon section is the perfect pad for all Bin Tycoon members! Here, you can find exclusive content such as secret codes, special sneak peeks (don't worry if you aren't a Tycoon, we'll be sure to share the sneak peeks with you here!) and so much more!
The updated content panel is much more colourful and vibrant. Let's check out each section individually, shall we?
I have to say, the new homepage (or "News" section) is so much better! To add a comment, you need to log-in to your Bin Weevil, which prevents someone pretending to be you simply by entering your Weevil name instead of their own.
Only a small quarter of each post shows, with a "Read more..." button on each one. This allows you to check out what's happening in the Bin much easier than the old blog!
The fan art page has had an update, too! Bin Weevils have really gone all-out on the new blog, it seems. Awesome! Now, you can click the "SUBMIT YOUR ART" splat (underneath the "YOUR FAN ART" text. Once you click on there, you'll unlock a panel with instructions on how to submit your artwork.
I personally think uploading artwork through the website is much easier than having to log-in to your email account and send it through to them that way. Thumbs up for this update, Bin Weevils!
The videos page has the same style as the news section, but the page is still useful as this page is limited to video-posts only. Nice one!
The contests page has also got the same style as the news page, but is limited to posts containing competitions or winners of competitions! This means posts such as the Weekend Puzzle Challenges, Best Nest posts with the regular "Unlock ___" challenges, Weevil Of The Week posts & much more can be found right here! That rocks!
Presumably the most popular page on the new Bin Weevils blog, this is the codes page!
Find awesome codes here, who knows... maybe the Weekend Puzzle Challenges will find the way here?
The only thing I would say about this page, is, the posts containing codes that have expired can be found here. Although, I can understand this as if a code expires in one week, it would be a lot of effort for the team to go and find it then delete it.
Just like on most blogs, the Bin Weevils blog sidebar is a popular way to attract players to different parts of the website. Whilst some icons may have stayed the same, I would like to introduce you to something I quite like... the new blog sidebar widgets & icons!
The "TOP NEWS" sidebar widget is really good. I like the fact this appears on a sort of "paper" looking shape, fitting in with the bin theme. Each blog post listed on this widget links to the relevant post.
The new blog sidebar icon widgets really do look cool! I know we had these on the old What's New Blog, but these are updated icons which I personally prefer. Oh, and as a bonus, if you want to catch up on the OLD What's New Blog posts, or simply read them for memories, that's what the "ARCHIVE" icon is there for!
Lastly, the shout outs have been updated. Well, this new widget actually appeared on the old What's New Blog, but only recently, last week I think. This may be the same style as the "TOP NEWS" section above, but it does look cool!
Something else cool? Check out how you submit a shout out on the new blog!
Simply log-into your Bin Weevil and you will unlock the form! You will be able to view your whole buddy list using the drop-down menu, and enter your message in the box beneath. Click the "Submit" button and you have just sent a shout out to one of your buddies!
That's pretty much it for now, so thank you for reading. I especially love the new blog, so Bin Weevils team, if you're reading this, I hope you appreciate my feedback!
See you soon!
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