TheAkiba 7th Revamp

TheAkiba V7 Revamp

This is the latest redesign of TheAkiba since almost two years ago. Lots of things are changed and lots of new excitements are added. When I look back around five years ago when TheAkiba was first established, it was running on a free theme, and for most amateurs, we rarely pay for those premium themes or plugins since most of us won’t even need them. There are always free alternatives, and when you start to realize that everybody else is using the same thing as yours, it is time to rethink. So why not just create our own theme? Let’s stop here and guess I could come up with another few thousand words for my learning experience. But now, let’s just get more focused on the latest revamp.

Infographic: Top 100 Comic Blogs To Follow In 2013

David Soto from CouponAudit has made an infographic where he picks 100 top Comic blogs and thinks you should follow. You may be aware some of them if you visit Comic blogs regularly. David pointed out that they ranked these blogs according to the quality of posts, and if you take some other factors into consideration, for instance, social influences, followers, subscribers and so forth, you may end up with a totally different result.

Recent Events and Feed Changes

Recent Events and Feed Changes

Well, first, don’t be scared by the title since there won’t be anything dramatic and won’t affect our usual business, blogging and having fun. And no, I probably won’t announce a close of business and probably never. The service changes mainly affected by the recent events, name it, the closing down of Google Reader and it occurred to me, and probably the wake-up call to lots of others, it is time to change something that will more or less become the next Google Reader before it’s too late.

Manga Recommendation’s 1: Toriko

Have you wanted to get into Manga for a long time but never had any idea where to start?, well I am here to help. Starting this week i will be walking you through Manga you might enjoy on a Weekly basis,so sit back, Read and Enjoy!

Blog Minor Revamp

Blog Minor Revamp

It has been a while since the last redesign of the blog. With the release of Foundation 3.0, I though it may be the right time for me to tweak the blog a bit to stay up to date. Spent two weekends to finish the work and quite satisfied with the productivity. All you see may just be the sidebar and probably some other minor changes but indeed, it is quite a big change in terms of the inner part.

Introducing Akiba Community

Introducing Akiba Community

I’ve talked about this again and again, it’s winter, it’s still winter, and in the last month of winter, I’d like to bring you the biggest upgrade of the site ever: introducing Akiba Community. By incorporating the social networking feature into the blog, our users will be able to access much more features and enjoy more convenience while browsing. In the meanwhile, visitors can also navigate through the site without any problems.

TheAkiba V6: Reverie

TheAkiba V6: Reverie

After two weeks of design and redesign, finally I finished the sixth version TheAkiba. The new theme is written on the top of Reverie. You might not think it is a big change but if you still remember what the original fifth version looks like, you will probably agree with me. You might also notice that I’ve put the Series Database offline for maintenance. Will make it compatible with the new theme and put it online later. So far I am quite satisfied with the new theme.

Metrics of 2011

A Brief Summary of 2011

Year 2011 almost come to and end, and probably ended for half of our readers. Time to get a summary for what happened and what’s in our mind for the coming year. Lots of things happened this year. It is the third year of the launch of TheAkiba and I did see the traffic increased as I write more posts this year. Even though more factors should be taken into consideration, let’s just take a look at what those metrics are.

Best of TheAkiba in November 2011

It’s a busy month. Guess half of our readers are busy preparing the final exams now. And wish you have a great result! We have something special coming next week. What’s that? Stay tuned on TheAkiba or our newsletter and ready for the surprise. In this post, as usual, we will pick the top ten posts during the month. You can also check out out complete archive of the month to see if you have missed something.


Introducing Japaneta, Microblogging Platform for Japan Lovers

I am glad to introduce to you Japaneta, a microblogging platform for all the Japanese culture and sub culture lovers. Whether you are interested in Japanese learning, Japanese music, idols or Anime, you are totally free to share you findings on our network. If you are already using services like Twitter, then it’s even easier to get started. Unlike those big network where you are feeling like sinking under the surface (like the famous fail whale Twitter), Japaneta is a niche platform and will sure satisfied your daily Japanese digests.