There was a little tease about this posted here on the AC Blog earlier in the week, and here is the official announcement:
Everyone at Associated Content has been working hard on a major update to the look of the site. We expect the new look to do great things for usability. Highlights include a more professional appearance that will appeal to visitors, functional improvements to article pages and enhanced Content Producer profiles.
Logged-in CPs will get to preview all the major updates by December 1st, and the official re-launch will happen at the beginning of 2009.
We're very excited about the update and are certain that you will be, too!
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