I’ve been meaning to write about the “recent” design — it’s been two weeks, already — but you know how it goes. However, there is one thing that I do want to spotlight. It’s not a big thing, and I don’t really know how much value it actually adds to the site, but it was fun to do and there really was no reason not to do it.
I’m referring to member accounts. That’s right, you can now sign up for a (not so) exclusive Opus account. Registration is free (natch), and a few of the benefits include not ever having to enter your information when commenting and subscribing to articles to get updates on new comments, etc.
This was actually more of a learning experience for me, since all of this stuff is supported by ExpressionEngine “out of the box,” and I always look for ways to learn more about my favorite CMS. I’d worked with EE’s member capabilities before, on the latest Twitch redesign, but for Opus, I did a whole lot more customization in order to strip out things I didn’t want and accentuate those things that I did.