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Pixel Bridge Launches Latest Version of GlideMagazine.com

November 24, 2006; 06:56 AM
Glide Magazine, the premiere online resource devoted to covering today's most innovative artists, announced the latest launch of its Internet platform, GlideMagazine.com. Glide worked with Pixel Bridge to plan, design, and develop the site.

The new platform relies on eye-catching visuals, an intuitive interface, easy-to-access content, and the latest interactive tools and techniques to engage visitors and keep them coming back regularly.

First launched in 2002, the publication constantly refines and augments the site to meet reader and advertiser requirements. Eric Ward, co-founder of Glide, explains, "Our readers are savvy Web users and have high expectations about the sites they visit. I'm confident that the latest incarnation of Glide will satisfy their needs and further expand the Glide user experience."

The new site offers a variety of new features and functionality:

    * A comprehensive media center that houses a library of audio and video downloads and unique photo galleries
    * A podcasting center dubbed Smell The Glove
    * The uniquely branded Hidden Track blog
    * User-generated content and comments
    * All of the popular carryovers from the older version of the site, including news, original features, music and movie reviews, search, email updates, and discussion boards
Built on an open source platform using PHP and MySQL, the site is supported by a custom content management system that allows editors to add fresh material to the site through a WYSIWYG interface. The media center is built with Flash and uses XML to allow site managers to easily manage its content.

The new site was also built to accommodate an increasing user base and traffic. Currently with 30,000+ registered users and more than 100,000 unique visitors each month, Glide has experienced consistent growth in recent years and expects the new site to help the e-zine reach the 100,000 registered users mark soon.

"Glide has a compelling value proposition for its readers and is a force in its niche market," says Scott Stephens, President at Pixel Bridge. "The new website will certainly reinforce its value among readership and form a sturdy foundation for Glide's continued evolution."

About Glide Magazine
Glide Magazine has grown to become a premier online entertainment resource covering today's most innovative artists, including My Morning Jacket, Billy Bob Thornton, Ray LaMontagne, Chuck Klosterman, Yo La Tengo, Sufjan Stevens, PJ Harvey and many, many others. By continuing to avoid the rudimentary confines of genre or style, Glide is able to devote its ongoing focus of highlighting today's most progressive artists, regardless of musical concept or artistic method. Over the years, that basic vision has allowed the site to offer its readers an audacious look at all the best in music, culture and life. Visit Glide at www.glidemagazine.com.

About Pixel Bridge
Pixel Bridge is a Boston-based Web design and development firm that helps clients use the Internet to improve marketing, sales and operations. Founded in 1999, the company seamlessly blends strategy, marketing, creative and technology expertise to deliver highly effective websites, interactive marketing programs and custom Internet applications. Pixel Bridge provides services to small and mid-sized organizations such as Mac-Gray Corporation, Marc Ecko Enterprises, D.J. Reardon Company, Inc., the M.I.T. Enterprise Forum, as well as business units of Fortune 1000 companies, including Comcast, Thomson Corporation, The New York Times and ITW. For more information contact Pixel Bridge at 617-542-5587 or visit www.pixelbridge.com.

Glide Magazine
Eric Ward, Senior Editor

Pixel Bridge
Andrea Deck
Tel: 617-542-5587



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