The author Gary Shteyngart said recently that he set his last novel in the future because there is no longer any present. When asked to explain, he said technology was changing so fast that it was impossible to write a contemporary novel and not have it become quickly outdated. If there ever was a perfect example of this, it was the old FEX website. Looking at it in 2011 made the merely five-year-old design look like a relic from the 1970s.
So please welcome FEX-dot-org into the present — better take a tour quickly before we’re out of date again! The front page now features rotating features that you can click through without leaving the home page, as well as feature stories about our grantees and member funds.
We’d love to hear back what you think. What do you like and what don’t you like? Are there any broken links? Particular language choices you find, shall we say, less than ideal?
Over the coming weeks, we will feature guest bloggers or we’ll be re-posting blogs we think would be interesting to our visitors. You’ll hear from grassroots activists, donor activists and the FEX staff about what’s happening in the ever-expanding social justice movement that FEX has been a part of for more than 30 years.
A special thanks to Matt and Yoni at Social Ink, the web designers who ushered us into the present with a gentle hand.
So, stay tuned, come back and visit us often.