After one year, 12 issues, 141 stories and 545+ photos, it was time to say goodbye to our old website and move into something a little more spacious.

Our original website (pictured above) was designed by Melissa Krawetz of First Known Studios. The website was perfect for a fledgling publication that had very little content to fill it and served it’s purpose: to promote and establish SANDBOX magazine, Winnipeg’s newest fashion, lifestyle and culture magazine.

But after a year in the biz, and a major face lift in the most recent Anniversary Issue (winter 2011), we thought it was time to change things up a bit to reflect our growth and new look. So Chad Evans from Live Media Studios stepped in to completely revamp the website and recreate how readers interact with it.

Two of the biggest new additions include a log in feature that give members exclusive access to view each print issue online and a blog to give our readers an inside look at how the magazine all comes together, including behind the scenes at photo shoots. We’ll also be blogging about concerts, restaurants, music, movies, life, live and everything in between. Basically, it’s SANDBOX on speed: way more fashion, lifestyle and culture than ever before.

Of course, there are still bugs to work out, so let us know if you experience any problems, or just your thoughts on the new look and new site