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It’s that time of the year again, I updated the Trade Show Calendar with the 2017 events. All the major shows have dates published, except for the “Le Salon de la Photo” whose 2016 trade show is actually happening this very weekend (follow some of the action on the official Le Salon trade show hashtag). All the major trade shows continue from last year, however, some have changed their dates, while others moved to different locations. January has most of the action in 2017.
NEXT UP: Black Friday is less than two weeks away, so our customary annual Black Friday coverage will begin with the Black Friday Ads digest. This should go live either tonight or tomorrow and will continue to get updated as more official and officially-leaked ads come out.
After that, we’ll have our usual “Black Friday Situation Room” as we get closer to the actual Black Friday.
This is a short heads-up post, planned for the remainder of 2016 here at the main blog are the following posts:
Something looks different on the website today? YES! We switched the main blog to a slightly different theme. Back when we switched to responsive themes last Spring, this blog was supposed to get eventually upgraded from the Genesis Sample Theme to one of their Premium themes. Well, it happened tonight 🙂
The main menu moved to the top of the page, so when you mouse-over, the various menu options don’t cover as much of the readable part of the text. More tweaks and changes will happen going forward (hopefully they won’t take as long!).
If you have any feedback, suggestions, corrections, errors or problems, please let us know using the contact form (it also shows a direct email address there) or leave a comment below.
Coming SOON here (to the Main Blog)
Speaking of slow moving things, the next main blog project is a new edition of the “Camera Price Charts”. The last time we did this was December 2014, so this could make for an interesting comparison with nine months in-between.
Another thing that should get done in the next couple of weeks is an update to the Trade Show Calendar with 2016 events.
If you have any other reference type projects you want to see here, please let us know using the contact form (it also shows a direct email address there) or leave a comment below.
UPDATE (MAY 18 in 2015): Something looks different? YES!!! After a month, I finally replaced the mega-font-bold-o-sprawling default 2015 WordPress Theme with a more suitable one! This will be adjusted in the next few days and evolve as this main blog evolves. This is a simple self-explanatory theme, but if you have any questions or feedback, please feel free to leave a comment or use the online contact form or le Twitter.
In parallel, we also updated the WordPress Theme of the Camera Deals blog to something even more compact and readable.
Both of these themes are responsive, so they will adjust depending on your device, the device orientation, and the viewport size (eg when you adjust the browser window size on a desktop or laptop or some tablets/smartphones).
The rest after the jump is OLD NEWS, it refers to the previous Theme Change, and is kept only for historical reasons!
This is a quick alert for those of you following the updates via RSS or web notifiers or e-mail. We finally have something on this blog that is completed ahead of schedule 🙂 The Trade Show Calendar has now been updated with the 2016 trade shows. All except a couple of Fall 2016 events have posted their schedules. Sadly a couple more trade shows are no longer with us or they merged with other trade shows.
The previous years are also kept there, page further down to find them. I am keeping the format organized in ascending calendar year order. There are trade-offs to switching to reverse timeline per year or rolling reserve timeline, but all the trade shows operate on an annual basis, so this format seems to be the more natural. If not, let us know (see next paragraph)…
If there are any Trade Shows missing or any errors/corrections/etc, please let us know using the online contact form or leave a comment.
The 2014 Holidays are over…
Success! The Camera Deals blog is now up and running on WordPress! We have a long post with more details and with shortcuts to the various camera manufacturers, mounts and camera types for quick access. More things need to get sorted out in the next few days, but the website is up and running and loaded with new deals as well. The Old TypePad blog has moved to an archival sub-domain and will no longer be updated. If you notice any problems, issues, or have suggestions and such, please let us know!
And just like that, we no longer have any active blogs on TypePad. It’s WordPress time! Finally 🙂
Welcome to the brand new WordPress reincarnation of 1001noisycameras.com. WordPress is very flexible and versatile and customizable. If you notice that over time I go crazy with plug-ins and customizations, please feel free to e-yell at me 🙂
Template: The current template is the simplest default WordPress theme, a good way to start and slowly make adjustments. The annoying green banner at the top is there only temporary – to make sure everyone who visits notices the change. All apologies for the blinding color 🙂
RSS Feed: the Feedburner full-text RSS feed has now been switched over to the new WordPress blog. You will see these posts now. If you were already subscribed, you should be seeing the new posts now.
Comments: We are starting the blog using the native WordPress Comments with an anti-spam plug-in that will hopefully make it easy for real people to post: you just have to check an additional box that says you are not a computer, but no CAPTCHA, and no separate third-party accounts. There is a trade-off here. The third-party commenting services (Disqus, LiveFyre, CommentLuv) have more features and flexibility, but it’s a third-party widget added to the site. They can import the native WordPress comments later on, so they are always an option for the future if this doesn’t work out.
Other things equal, we will repeat this exercise with the Camera Deals blog this weekend (October 10-12).
The Old TypePad blog will no longer be updated, it will remain as an archive. You can get to it with this new url http://blog1.1001noisycameras.com/. Due to the sheer size (over 10,000 posts) and various technical and creative issues, unfortunately we can’t port all the posts from the old TypePad blog. You can get to the old TypePad blog-posts by changing the url of any previously bookmarked or linked posts from www.1001noisycameras.com/some-blog-post to blog1.1001noisycameras.com/some-blog-post – see more details.
Any broken links from the old blog will be redirected to a special page here. Any individual posts that stand the test of time will be updated/refreshed and reposted here; for example the Trade Show Calendar for 2015 is the first content post to be posted here this week.