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WebAppers Complete Site Redesign Released

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Finally, Webappers has a complete site redesign today. As you can see there is a hugh difference between the old design and the current new design. We have spent the last few weeks working on the redesign of WebAppers. We would like to achieve the following improvements from the redesign.

Higher Contrast Between Content and Menu
We found a lack of contrast between the categories menu and the main content part. There is no clear separation between them. So now you can see a relatively high contrast between the categories menu and the main content part. You would not be easily distracted by the menu when you are reading the posts.

Unique Look and Feel
The old design was too generic, we would like to have a unique theme for WebAppers. So that people can recognize WebAppers by looking at the site design.

Reduce the Excessive Use of White Color
There is too much white in the old design. It makes your eyes feeling uncomfortable when looking at the bright white screen for a period of time. And also We found the old design a not too much design elements, so that we have more design elements and patterns within this new design.

Avatar Next to Your Comments
We always found the commenting section of the old theme a bit boring. At the same time, Automattic (Owned WordPress) has just acquired Gravatar recently, it is now more than 3 times as fast. So that, we have implemented the Gravatar system on the commenting section of WebAppers, you can see your avatar next to your comments. We do not need to remeber your name, we can just recognize you by looking at your picture. I hope this can make the commenting section a little bit more interesting and encourage more people to discuss and comment on the posts. ( Go and get your Avatar now )

No Clustered Footer
Compared to the old clustered footer, the new footer is much simpler and useful.

Clear Seperartion Between Components and Design Related Resources
We are trying to separate Components Resources and Design Related Resources on the Right Hand Side Categories Menu. Currently, the categories menu is a bit messy.

I hope the new theme can improve the usability of WebAppers. We are still doing some little modification to the new theme. If you have any opinions, please feel free to leave a comment. Thank you very much for all of your support.

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41 Comments
  • http://www.XGhozt.com XGhozt

    You did a very nice job. I love the new design and it was well overdue. Keep it up.

  • Naki

    I like this new design, it’s much easier to find categories in the menu (before, it was “mixed” between posts and ads). Great job for a great blog!

  • http://www.bram.us/ Bramus!

    Very nice! Love the Damask Patterns!

  • http://blog.jezmckean.com/ jezmck

    Great stuff guys!

  • Damien

    Looks good guys, keep it up.

  • Ray Cheung

    I am really glad that you guys like the new design. :D

  • http://www.mediashake.nl Jeroen

    Nice on! :D At first I got shocked when you told me about revising the design.,but now that i see it… IT ROCKS!
    Webappers is gonna be huge!
    Love the new categories & footer.
    The tiger logo is much better than the dragon you showed me in your design. Although i’m not quite sure about the repeating background gradients.
    I’ll keep this beauty as my starting page ;)

  • http://twi88.com/blog thoughtworks

    The new design is clean and easier to read !!

  • http://www.crayon.pl MAX

    Nice, very nice and clean – it’s a pleasure to look, feel and use this site now :))

    And definitely this is much better than previous one ;)

  • James

    Personally I didn’t find anything wrong with the old one, however that being said I don’t dislike the new version either.

    I understand style is important, but don’t forget content is king :) IMHO

  • Ulli

    I read about the redesign yesterday and was curious about the new one.
    In my oppinion you did a good job not changing too much on the layout and emphasizing the categories more. A clear plus on usability. And the look is also very nice. Well done!

  • http://www.chimedia.nl Bart

    Love it!

  • http://www.revangfx.altervista.org revan

    i’d like the previous version. however nice redesign i like it, i love this website

  • http://www.webcentric.co.za/index.php marek

    Congratulations Ray, new design looks great..

    But.. I miss something.. SEARCH! What happened to search? I used to use it all the time.. to find resources you posted.. please, I think I speak for a lot subscribers.. PUT THE SEARCH BACK

    Keep up the great work.

  • Ray Cheung

    Thank you for all the valuable comments.

    Yes, I missed the Search Box. Don’t worry. I promise I will put the Search Box back as soon as possible. ;)

  • Mike Scott

    I do like the new design :)

    Greater distinction between stories on the front page would be nice.

    Oh and some tab indexes on the comment box so when I press tab from this box it should go to the “Post Comment” button!

  • neogrey

    The visual separation is great, I like it alot. I don’t mind the patterns, but the thing that is ITCHING me is that animal head, serviceing as some sort of logo. Trust me, you don’t need that, and pardon my harsh language – it looks very amateur. Plus, it doesn’t add anything to the WebAppers identity.

  • http://www.webadictos.com.mx Daniel

    Nice Job!… Congratulations :) i like the new design.

  • Leland

    Ohhh… very nice redesign! Though I’d typed in the wrong address for a second there. Keep up the great posts!

  • C O D E

    Congratulations :)
    nice job !

  • http://vikiworks.com yichi

    Wow! Congrats, the new theme looks great, nice work!

  • http://joomlavideo.org Partage

    great job!! congratulations

  • erbag

    Man, I’m sure diggin this new theme…I likes ;)

  • http://vandenneste.com Wouter Van den Neste

    Very nice done. WebAppers really keeps amazing me every day :)

    Greetzzz from Belgium

  • http://www.mndcreative.com Matt Newberry

    I think I may be the first to add constructive criticism! I like the design, but it now seems to bland to me. I think it could benefit from some color in the header or highlights in other areas of the site. Just a thought!

  • Patrick

    Nice work! More clean and easier to read.

  • http://baratijas.awardspace.com ivanvx

    Good work guys, it looks so much better.

  • http://www.lwlworldwide.com Jody Sachse

    VERY COOL DESIGN!!!! I’m in love again… :P

  • http://www.alexandrumos.net Alexandru Mos

    Great redesing.
    Congratulations! :)

  • http://www.digilicious.cl Claudio

    Excelente sitio.. los felicito hacen un muy trabajo.. los sigo siempre. Keep rocking!

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  • http://www.clearasp.net Dave

    Great job guys! The site rocks!

  • http://www.hafreze.com hafreze

    i love this design, the categories sort of easier to be reached. luv the flower motive above the categories.

  • asterix

    layout and structure is very nice,
    but just the colours and the floral art dont look good i feel .

  • tuan

    like it vey much, welldone you guys

  • http://www.tecnobita.com/ Erick

    Congratulations! This design is very pretty!

  • Ray Cheung

    I was very nervous about the launch of redesign, I was worrying if you guys would like/dislike the new design. I think I can relax now because it seems like you guys are very happy with the redesign.

    Thank you for your comments!

    P.S. Search Box is added at the Sidebar. ;)

  • Chris Jacob

    Love the redesign! Also Gravatars are a awesome! Great work guys.

  • http://www.creative-clay.com Serengeti

    Digging the look. You’ve made my NewsHutch account. ;)

  • http://think2torials.com rhodri

    I just realized about the redesign and personally I did not like it, I think you should keep simple some things, anyway keep up the good job.

  • casino 2ffree

    Congratulation, it was very interesting surfing around here, It was a great pleasure for me to visit and enjoy you site. Keep it running!

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