By David Ciccarelli
June 8, 2013
Today marks a new beginning for Voices.com. We've just launched a brand new website that's been designed taking a "mobile first" approach. That's right, the site has been carefully thought through with mobile devices in mind. That means we've also tested quite heavily on mobile devices such as the iPhone, iPad, Galaxy SIII and BlackBerry.
With all the brainstorming sessions, planning meetings, designing, coding and testing behind us, I wanted to pause to recognize our team and highlight why these improvements are so significant for you, the community of Voices.com.
First, some acknowledgements. To our team of designers and developers, Dave, Megan, Adam and Jamie, thank you for your perseverance, determination, attention to detail and desire to launch a great site. I'm giving you all applause right now because you did an amazing job.
A special thank you to John, Lin, Kelly, Laura and Jarden for their hours of testing and reporting how the site could be improved. You've ensured that the first impression will be a good one. Thank you!
To the rest of the team for buying into the vision that mobile is strategically important to us and that we have an opportunity to continue to lead the industry. Our innovative services and apps have redefined what it means to be a voice talent in this era.
With your support, understanding and encouragement, you, the team at Voices.com, have allowed me to be creative, set a vision and push the boundaries of what can be accomplished. We've proven once again that when we work together, truly remarkable things can be done. Be proud.
About a year ago, we embarked on the journey to rethink Voices.com. Not necessarily from how it works, but rather how it's experienced.
You see, people use Voices.com differently than when we originally launched nearly a decade ago. Back then, updating the website was a manual process. Job postings were received and sent out by email. Submitting auditions was also done by sending us MP3 attachments via email. Making updates to your profile could only be done by either Stephanie or I (the two co-founders). As for helpful resources, we had none and until the first blog post in 2006.
Today, we live and work in a vastly different world. The website is experienced not only in home offices, recording studios and corporate offices around the world, but it's accessed from desktops, tablets and even mobile phones. Things move a lot quicker too. Jobs are posted online 24/7 and auditions are submitted and distributed to the clients in real-time. Auditions can be recorded either from your home studio or by using the built-in microphone and recording software in our iPhone, iPad or Android apps. And now, we've got resources to help both the clients learn about how to hire a voice talent and tutorials, blogs, podcasts and videos to help aspiring and professional voice talent succeed in this new world.
As you experience the modern-looking Voices.com, I'd love to hear from you. Please share what you like best in the comments below. Remember to rate the site by clicking the "Send Feedback" tab in the side of your browser window. It's on every page so you can't miss it!
Let's talk. Tell me what you like about the new site and if you've got ideas for how we can improve it further, share your thoughts in the comments.
Co-Founder & CEO
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