Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Privateer Press' New Website

Just yesterday, bobaferret alerted me to the brand-spanking-new Privateer Press website.

Color me impressed. The new site is a bit more resource intensive than the old one, but it is well-laid out, and pretty to boot! I like that each part of the website has a slightly different theme, and I'm glad that the IK stories are still there! I'm a little uncertain about the galleries - I liked the light blue/white backgrounds that were there before, but the darker backgrounds really do make the models pop off the webpage.

I know, I know, I know I shouldn't make this a "Privateer Press vs. Games Workshop" thing. It's just a (really well done) new website, not necessarily a corporate announcement of any sort. And I'm the guy that owns armies from both companies, and thinks that they could get along.

But... Games Workshop redid their website, and turned it into a steaming pile of crap. They turned it into a crappy, slow-running online catalog, gutting all of the fluff and most of the modeling articles in favor of.... showing off the price of their kits.

GW turned their website into one big store, and it;s the less for it. I'm really glad that Privateer Press didn't do the same thing. Keep up the good work, PP.

1 comment:

  1. yeah pp did a pretty good job. Not perfect...but better than most sites :D