We’ve been listening to a lot of your feedback since launching our redesigns last year and today we’ve incorporated a number of those changes into both the desktop website and the mobile website. Of course, we’ve got some hiccups and things that we’re trying to actively tweak. However, I personally want to welcome you to our new website.
Head on past the jump for more of an explanation.
One of the biggest things that you’ll notice is the sidebar of the website is now on the left. That’s most likely where I’m going to be keeping it to keep our individuality, but I’m willing to be convinced otherwise. The new Phoblographer is incredibly versatile. It’s possible for us to make full page posts, move the sidebar to the right depending on what page or post you’re on, Plus, two sidebars can be deployed at the same time but in a thinner way.
You’ll also obviously see a larger emphasis on photos. That was my vision overall here considering that we feature so many photographers. But I also wanted to keep the site very clean looking. In fact hundreds of dollars (which is a lot for a small blog) were spent testing out and deploying new WordPress themes to get it just right.
In my opinion, most photo blogs don’t exactly have clean interfaces. Way too much stuff tends to bombard the eye and it looks pretty confusing honestly. That’s not at all what I want here.
This new translation is best seen on mobile, where you will find a single column experience when using your device in portrait move. If you’re using a tablet in landscape mode, then chances are that you’ll be seeing a sidebar pop up.
We’ve replaced the swiping interface with arrow buttons that appear at the sides of the articles. You can now use these instead, though I’ll surely consider bringing back the swiping interface. Many of you who come into the site through Flipboard shouldn’t have any sort of major issues anymore.
We’re still ironing out a lot of the kinks, but with your feedback we should be perfectly ready to go sooner or later. In the meantime, please enjoy the site and please let us know your thoughts.