This afternoon we rolled out a new homepage.
The idea of the homepage changes was to better organize and highlight content.
The larger two stories at the top and then the four others further down the page are articles that we’re featuring. They may be brand new articles or articles that we don’t want to get lost in the shuffle when we’ve had a busy day.
Other than that, everything that was in the old layout is available in the new layout, except in a more condensed three columns instead of two.
The other main change is the site is now centered and a little bit wider than before.
With the changes, we’ve also implemented a new article search feature that lets you use the player search box to search for any article on the site across all our blogs.
If you’re wondering if there are more layout changes on the way, there will be a minor update to the article pages to center them and change the font size over the weekend.
I’ve seen that generally the reaction to the changes have not been positive. We’re always open to suggestions and if there are things you like or don’t like about the new layout, please use this thread as an opportunity to weigh in.
Update: For those of you experiencing the boxes around the comment icons and headers, those should be gone now. There was a formatting issue with IE browsers only.