Redesign

Another redesign milestone: Mobile relaunch

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Today we are taking the next step in an ongoing redesign process: We’re launching our new design for all smartphone users. To view the new site, simply navigate to philly.com on your phone.

Thanks to the feedback you’ve given us during the article page public beta period, we have made many changes to the site. We’ve updated the typography, made images larger, made the site easier to navigate and introduced more opportunities to encounter interesting and relevant news and information.

We’ll follow up this mobile launch with a full relaunch of philly.com for all devices in early 2016. As before, we encourage you to share your feedback here.

A few shouts of thanks and congratulations go out to our design partners at HappyCog and SuperFriendly and to the team at Philadelphia Media Network who have gotten us this far. There’s much more to come!

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Try our beta article page and tell us what you think


PhillyBetaMainIt’s live! The beta version of our new article page, designed to look great on all devices, is now open to the public. Is it perfect? Hardly—we know there are bugs and room for improvement. Articles are the most important pages on our site and have many complexities. This is our opportunity to get feedback from you and make adjustments based on your comments.

Ready to try the new article page? Start here and follow one of the links to open the beta experience on your device. You can return to the current design at any time by following the “Back to old site” button on the top of any beta article page.

We know from the comments on our stories that readers aren’t shy about sharing their opinions. So don’t disappoint us: Tell us what you like and what you hate about the design, and help us build a better Philly.com. Use the “Share your feedback” link on any new article page to send us comments, questions or bug reports.

This is the just the beginning of a redesign that will roll out across Philly.com in the coming months. For more on this effort, see our previous post on how we’re laying the groundwork for the “continuous redesign.”