New Ghacks Theme Live Beta Test
You have probably already noticed that we have a new theme here on the site. It is not really that different from the old theme in regards to looks, I think, so that it should not be too uncomfortable getting used to it.
I plan to run the theme for a week to see how it performance and what you all think about it before I make any decisions to keep it, or switch back to the old theme.
For now, I'm trying to sort out all the little bugs and issues that are still there, and optimize the theme to improve page loading times for all of you.
I'd like to know what you think of the new theme, especially if you ran into any issue with it. If something is broken, I'd like to fix it asap so please leave a comment below or use the contact form up top to send me an email so that I can start to analyze and repair the issue right away.
I'd also like to hear your opinion in regards to what you think is missing, features that you would like to see here on Ghacks Technology News, or those that you do not like at all.
I had a couple of reasons to switch to a new theme:
- I wanted a responsive theme design so that the site looks fine on smaller and larger screen resolutions.
- Ghacks has been plagued by Google algorithm updates (Panda), and I have the hope that a new theme may change that.
- I wanted to modernize the theme technology, as the old theme that I have used here on the site was rather plain in this regard.
You find a couple of modifications and new items on the site. I did remove several categories from the top menu and moved them to the sidebar instead. They are all still there so no need to worry about that.
Each category displays an RSS icon on top now that you can use to subscribe to its feed. This has been possible before but only if you knew that you had to add /feed/ to the url.
The sidebar lists a top and latest posts, and latest comments module now. The top posts are set to include only articles made in the past 180 days so that you can expect fresh contents to be displayed here regularly.
I'm really looking forward to your comments, so keep em coming please.Advertisement