Today we are pushing out a new release of Scalar, the born-digital publishing platform developed by The Alliance for Networking Visual Culture at USC. The latest version of Scalar offers some really exciting enhancement’s to the interface including a completely overhauled new theme for published work that is mobile-ready and a variety of new page layouts. You can read all about this update at http://scalar.usc.edu/scalar-2-is-here/. New installs will default to the new theme automatically and existing installs that are updated through our automated installer can selectively choose to use it on new and existing work.
I’d like to take a quick moment to send a huge shoutout to Craig Dietrich who has been instrumental in partnering with Reclaim Hosting to make sure our automated installation of Scalar provides a seamless experience for our customers hosting it on their own domain. Much of this work would not have been possible without his guidance and willingness to help iron out bugs and make this installer what it is. Thanks Craig!