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  1. Working on new content - Commuter!

  2. Work at AMTZ

    We've been pretty quiet over at AMTZ lately, but we're still here. Here is a little update as to what is going on.

    Late last year we changed out forum provider after our previous one was sold to another company. We now fully run & control our forums, come on by & hang out!
    http://forums.americantrainz.com/

    Elsewhere on our website we've been busy working on transitioning to a new content management system (CMS) to better manage our downloads & provide ...
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  3. AMTZ: A Rebranding. Part 4: The Social beast


    This is part 4 of my ongoing blog series outlining the rebranding process at AMTZ. You can read part 3 here, part 2 here and part 1 here.

    Something I haven't been too 'up on' with Amtrak Trainz is the social media side of things, even when you include these forums as a social media platform. To-date Amtrak Trainz has a Google+ Page, a forum and I occasionally remember to make release announcements ...

    Updated December 26th, 2014 at 12:54 PM by PerRock (boldness everywhere!)

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  4. AMTZ: A Rebranding. Part 3: The website


    This is part 3 of my ongoing blog series outlining the rebranding process at AMTZ. You can read part 2 here and part 1 here.


    Probably the most time consuming part of this project (and it's still on-going) is the rebuild of the website. The whole rebranding stemmed from the website rebuild I embarked upon. Which started as a project for a web coding class I was taking. The class project was to ...

    Updated December 17th, 2014 at 11:49 AM by PerRock (Forgot banner)

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  5. AMTZ: A Rebranding. Part 2: The brand


    This is part 2 of my ongoing blog series outlining the rebranding process at AMTZ. You can read part 1 here. I have a Q&A thread about the change on AMTZ here.


    The Logo

    After deciding on a name the next major step was to pick a logo. There were a lot of considerations to think about when designing a logo for AMTZ. The process started with some sketching and word-association/web
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