Welcome To Our New Digital World
It’s a big day for us at The Pantograph Punch. With support from Creative New Zealand and our wonderful designer, Natasha Mead and her team at 1/1 Studio, the site we’ve published on for six years has had a long-awaited makeover. We can now reveal to you our beautiful new digital world.
Six years is a long time in web development and design – almost as long as the time between today and January 2020. We love the design that Natasha and her team have created for us, and we're like kids in a candy store with all the cool treats in our new place. Here’s a few things you might spot.
Navigation is much simpler in general; on desktop, all of our core artform sections (Art; Literature; Performance) can be seen on the first few scrolls of our homepage, in addition to Society and Screen. On mobile, you just need to tap the menu in the top lefthand corner to head where you want. Once you’re reading in one of our sections, there’s more opportunity to scroll onto the next article within that section, or return to the menu on the sticky bar above.
Gone is the monochrome of old with each section now distinguished by a different lush tone. There’s much more space for generous images of all the beautiful art we discuss, and importantly, with half of us now scrolling online from our phones, the experience of reading and navigating on mobile is equally as good as on desktop.
Our new design makes it much easier for you to discover some of the excellent writers we work with from our homepage (or on mobile, from a quick menu tap to Our Writers). Our kaupapa is to support and platform talented writers and excellent new writing from a range of perspectives, and contributors and staff writers are at the heart of The Pantograph Punch. So it was important to us that you have a chance to meet them.
If you’re a writer who’s interested in pitching or submitting work, click on Submit to find helpful tips on what a great pitch looks like.
You’ll also notice a small yet significant change in our artform sections: theatre has now expanded to performance to more accurately reflect what we’ve felt for a long time about all the excellent performance work (dance, live art, that thing you saw in a carpark) which can sometimes be sidelined by the narrower term ‘theatre’.
We're committed to keeping the site ad-free, paying our writers the living wage, and commissioning work that meaningfully contributes to the conversations our nation are having. If you appreciate the work we do, you can donate to the site. Scroll down to the bottom of our homepage or click the Donate button.
Natasha and her team at 1/1 Studio set out to create a beautiful home for excellent writing and we think our new site perfectly captures that. We hope you have a smooth and cool time looking around our new digs. Let us know if you find anything weird and we’ll get it fixed (she's some big architecture under there). Even better – let your mates know about the new site too! It’s basically our first night out after lockdown, we’ve had a fresh new haircut, and we’re feeling pretty hot.