Amanda Young | Contributing Writer
Sibley Day played host to the official launch date of the new design of LindenLink.com, the student-run media website, which was displayed during an open house in Spellmann 3100 on Feb. 22.
“It’s coming” signs could be seen everywhere across campus telling of the new arrival of the LindenLink’s redesign a week before the site launch.
The design was revealed on Sibley Day so that students and faculty could attend the open house and take part in a tour of the office and get a feel for how the process works to build and run the site.
LindenLink started a little over a year ago and has gone through a few layout changes before the current design was created by students Allie Edwards and Daniel Hoenes.
Visitors were able to get their first look at the site and ask questions at the open house. Staffers were kept busy showing their work and the office, as over 50 people attended the open house.
Those who came had their pictures taken and experienced the speed of Internet journalism as their photos were posted immediately through LindenLink’s social media outlets like Twitter and Facebook.
Food was also provided at the event, and visitors could be seen socializing while munching on a cookie or two.
Among the visitors were a group of high school students interested in journalism. This group and the Lindenwood visitors kept a constant flow of traffic through the open house.
“It was really cool to see the big turnout we had,” said Heather Bertram, graduate assistant and managing editor of design.
Many of the new visitors had not heard of the site before Sibley Day. The
LindenLink staff was pleased to tell them more and encourage new participation in the site.
For more information and to check out the brand new design, visit www.lindenlink.com.