Homepage and News Story Redesign

By Rich Stone, 5 months ago
For some time now, WebChimp UK and I have wanted to give the site homepage a bit of a redesign.

We wanted to make it easier for you to find the stories you want to read, to give more information about each story, and to generally improve the look of the page.

We have just launched this new homepage in Beta for Pro Account holders, and you can see some of the features in the following screenshots:

Featured story sectionFeatured story section


Reviews sectionReviews section

Community sectionCommunity section

While our main focus has been on the homepage, we've also worked hard on improving the news stories themselves:

Clearer fonts and links, bigger images and a sticky share barClearer fonts and links, bigger images and a sticky share bar

We've also added a panel for related news that you haven't read yet to the bottom.

And we've also made some small tweaks to the tabs and side panels to make them cleaner:

New, cleaner tabsNew, cleaner tabs

Cleaner side panelsCleaner side panels

We'll be rolling out these changes to the full user base, along with some other styling changes, in the coming weeks. We think they will lead to a big improvement in your enjoyment of the site.

Pro Account holders - what do you think of the changes? Please give us your feedback in the Pro Account Holders Forum

Thanks, and have a great weekend!
Rich Stone
Written by Rich Stone
Creator of TrueAchievements, TrueTrophies and TrueSteamAchievements. Writes site news and still finds time for the odd game here and there. Loves Racing games and Shooters, yet to be convinced that any RPG is worth the time investment!