The E Club+: Elegance is Key

7/17/2012

At The E Club, we believe that elegance - in web design terms - is a synonym for simplicity and appeal to everyone. And we believe that The E Club+ is achieving such elegance.

The original plans for The E Club+ back in August 2011 were for it to be a backup for The E Club Social - The E Club Social Beta - maybe with a few new features thrown in. If The E Club Social ever malfunctioned or ever got shut down (neither of these happened), The E Club Social Beta would become the new The E Club Social.

A few months into this plan, The E Club Social showed no signs of malfunctioning. So, on September 21, 2012, The E Club Social Beta became The E Club+, no longer a beta-testing backup for The E Club Social. So, what does this have to do with elegance and simplicity? When The E Club+ was still The E Club Social Beta, it was supposed to be a mirror to The E Club Social itself, with the same designs and features. But when The E Club+ was born, we had freedom to do anything at all possible with the site. Since The E Club Social wasn't very simple or elegant (no offense), we decided to go in the other direction with The E Club+ and make it very simple and elegant.

Although its name changed, The E Club+ is still the same site as The E Club Social Beta, with the same features and original members (plus a lot more since then), but we changed its URL from http://theeclubsocial.wall.fm (adding the "beta" to the end would make it too long) to http://theeclubplus.wall.fm (to match the new name), and later to http://plus.theeclub.info (like it is now). After the name change, tons of things, from tiny details to site-wide changes, were changed and upgraded to make The E Club+ the greatest of The E Club's social networking attempts yet. (The E Club Family actually had three; The E Club Social, The E Club+, and The E Club Zone, which flopped and was phased out.)

After about ten months with this renaming that basically transformed the entire site, The E Club+ is now standing strong at its best so far. With a lot of members, a line of awesome services, a bunch of epic features, and very detailed design, The E Club+ has now proven that the simplicity and elegance we modeled it to have is a success. Since July 2011, The E Club Social has 9 members. Since August 27, 2011, The E Club+ has double that amount, 18 members. And we hope this is just the beginning of The E Club's social networking endeavors and The E Club Family itself.

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