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Open Thread - Welcome to OTN Online!

Tue, 21/02/2012 - 14:33 -- Ally
We're so excited about our new website and we hope you will be too. Tell us what you think.
Our Cash Our Call
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Well, it has been a long time coming. Last July we stood up in front of hundreds of Old Trafford residents at the Our Cash, Our Call participatory budgeting event organised by Changemakers UK and asked the community to fund a series of workshops that would result in a new hyperlocal website for Old Trafford. We were delighted and honoured that the community chose our bid as one of the winners.

Six months on, we brought in the brilliant guys from Ecobee ethical web development company, and Luke Geaney indulged our ignorance, our daft ideas and Roy's jokes over 12 sessions, and the final results are before your eyes. 

The look was based on original designs by our talented designer Sherrelle Bailey.

So now it's over to you. What do you think? Are you finding it easy to navigate around? Is our Disqus commenting system to your tastes? We chose it to allow you to sign in with your Facebook or Twitter account and help spread the word about OTN Online.

We know the content on the site is of the highest quality, thanks to our brilliant volunteer team of writers, photographers and illustrators. But we really want to make you, our readers, as important a part of the site as the original content. So join the conversation, provide feedback, and be part of the wonderful new resource that is OTN Online.