With Retina displays and flat user interfaces becoming mainstream over the past few years, the demand for clean, high-quality Web content has never been higher. After what may have seemed like decades to us and many of our readers, were finally ready to share the new, 2015-ready AppAdvice.com with you guys. About time, right?
When we first launched the most recent redesign of our site in 2011, we thought it was the perfect. Many of our readers did as well. Sure, we received some great feedback and acted on it as well, but for the most part, it was a huge success compared to what existed before it. And now, we want to shake up the Internet again in the same way.
Maybe youve noticed already, but with the new AppAdvice, weve placed a lot of emphasis on a cleaner, easier-to-use, and future-ready design. Everything you need is front-and-center as usual on the upper navigation bar, including the newly added AppsGoneFree section.
Besides AppsGoneFree, which features the best apps that go on sale for free on the App Store, all of the other sections of the site have been reworked from the ground up to better suit the content they serve. From an Appisodes section thats more optimized for video to revamped pages for AppReviews, which include FeaturePlay videos of apps in action, theres something new to see everywhere.
The browsing and reading experience is also much cleaner, with big thumbnails for articles, and text that makes good use of the space on every page. Better yet, ads are a thing of the past, making the content we pump out more pure than ever.
Where is the new AppAdvice at, you may ask? Maybe youve gone to http://appadvice.com as usual, and are looking at the old AppAdvice right now. If youre brave enough to check out the beta version of the redesign, hitting the huge banner at the top of the site will take you right over there. Otherwise, navigating to http://beta.appadvice.com will take you there as well dont forget to bookmark it! Adding beta. in front of any appadvice.com URL will also do the trick.
Even with this announcement, we are well aware that our official app on the App Store needs a similar overhaul. Dont worry. Its coming. In the meantime, if you cant wait to get the new experience on mobile, weve got you covered. The new AppAdvice.com scales beautifully on any display or window size, so make sure you check out the site on your iPhone or iPad as well.
Besides hoping youll do a happy dance and read the new site like crazy, we also want your feedback. Youll notice the big orange Help us improve button hanging out on the right side of every page. Please do make use of it for the betterment of AppAdvice for all, whether were talking about our staff, regular readers, or guests you guys are always welcome here.
See the feedback button on the right?
Thats all we have to show you right now, and theres still more to come. For now, we really hope youll like what weve done with AppAdvice. Just keep on reading, and in no time, we will have more to share with you.