It's been like waiting for a set wave
but finally its here - it now looks much prettier and has some new gizmos. Some we
will tell you about, some you'll just have to find for yourselves.
Firstly, it has a new and shiny coat of paint - wannasurf comes
kicking and screaming with its new look. Goth, Punk ? No we were really
boring and went for functionality and style. All the usual stuff is
still there - this is, after all, an atlas of surf spots and a user
community; so you can browse or add surf spots, dream a little in your
office... and connect up with like minded surfers.
After paying tribute to all the good old stuff - what's new?
Did I mention that it has a nice new look and feel (OK OK, lets move on, but we really do like it :-)
Videos: you can now embed videos directly onto surf spot pages - we haven't built an encoder into wannasurf, since we figured
YouTube have that little corner of the market quite well sorted - so
you can embed YouTube videos directly onto their relevant surf spot. I can just see how this is going to boost your office
productivity ! How to do this? Well, find a video on YouTube.com that
is of surfing at a surf spot, copy the URL, then go to the
surf spot on www.wannasurf.com and find the 'add video' link. Then
just paste the link into the box. Easy as that.
nýr multi-tungumála tengi : which might, or might not,
depending on the strength of Google's translation service, introduce
the multi-language interface on wannasurf. That being said, or probably
not said because its supposedly Icelandic, wannasurf is now available in
French, with Spanish, Portuguese, German, Russian and Japanese coming
soon - and who knows what else after: in fact if you want to see
wannasurf in your local language, there is a (big) translation file
which you could translate. Right-to-left languages (you know who you
are, אתה יודע מי אתה : كنت أعرف من أنت) may be too much to deal with at
the moment. To be clear, we have not attempted to translate the
comments or blog ramblings of users - just the main navigation
If that title does actually insult your grandmother's cat, or
the God of Volcanoes, or whatever else it isn't meant to, we apologize
profusely and will do better next time, honest!
Hope you will enjoy this new version as much as we do.