all about Steve news

25 Nov 2010 | in Updates/Announcements

As promised one post ago, here is a more detailed account of the changes that all about Steve has undergone with the latest update:

1. The biggest and most visible change is that of the website design and graphical identity — mostly inspired, as always, by Not only does the website look much better, but, thanks to my improved knowledge of Web technologies, it also sports fancy things such as animation and fadings on several pages. My favorite one is probably the iOS-style folder on the Key moments movie gallery (More on the Web button 🙂 )…. Finally, I have redesigned all the PDFs on the website (the Bio and the Interviews) with a nicer, and more consistent, look.

The homepage, before and after the update

2. I have also worked a lot on improving the “User experience”, so to speak, in particular navigation-wise.

3. Of course, form matters, but substance too! The new version of the website came with lots of new exciting content:

As I hope you can tell, I have worked very hard on this new version. I was thinking of some way to “tell the world” about it… but even before I was done, “the world” took care of it by itself! On November 15, I started seeing a very unusual increase in my traffic, 5x the usual. But traffic really exploded the following day, Nov 16, when over 70,000 unique visitors visited the site. Below is a chart of the traffic to all about Steve on that crazy week:

It was all due to the supposed “discovery” of pictures of Steve Jobs in his home office in Palo Alto, a photo shoot by Diana Walker from 2004. Here are traces of the buzz:

These pictures have been featured on all about Steve for over 6 months, so it wasn’t really news to me and probably most of you! Anyway, I can’t complain, it’s quite gratifying to have over 150,000 unique visitors see your latest work in less than 10 days.

What about you? Have you been frequent visitors of the website for some time or did you discover it last week? And how did you find it? I’d love to know more about my fellow Steve Jobs fans! 🙂

2 Responses to all about Steve news

  • An awesome congrats on your redesign and continuation, Romain. I’ve referred to you as a prolific ULTRAFAN source of all things Steve Jobs since I came across your YouTube video ubercompilations. I found it admirable that you have such a passionate obsession — meant in the most amazing of ways — to collect and compile this info. I can relate to your drive for focus.

    The new site looks great (very Apple-y, hehe) and if I discover any big usability bugs, I’ll be sure to let you know.

  • thanks a lot Torley! I’m really happy to see that all the love and hard work I put into the website show

    btw I really like the word “prolific ultrafan”, can I license that? just kidding 🙂

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