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More features and speed on all devices

[ Update 1: Comment tracking is back.  Top right corner, pulldown thingy. ] 

[ Update 2: Private messages and the cblog editor are being restored now.

This week we're working on making the site run smoothly on all mobile devices. Thankfully some of you are enjoying the update. We definitely are listening to your feedback: If you visited the site 24 hours ago I think you'll agree that we've come a long way despite many little bugs. We're still tweaking all the moving parts. It's a nine-year-old website so unfortunately some systems are harder to update than others, but we're getting there!

KNOWN ISSUES

  • If you're getting an x-templates error on the home page clicking here should fix it.
  • If the site looks like this for you then you (probably) have some security software that's blocking some of our responsive assets.  Please try whitelisting www.fontawesome.com, fonts.google.com, and bulk2.destructoid.com.
  • When you switch themes you must reload the page to make comments visible.  We can't technically fix this as Disqus detects the background color when it first loads.
  • Some article elements are turned off (database/twitter/lightbox gallery)
  • The nutritional value of the sandwich I just made

WHAT WE'RE FOCUSING ON RIGHT NOW

  • Making the community blogs mobile responsive
  • Header photo clipping issues
  • Some stuff is getting cut off on some mobile devices

PLANNED FEATURES BASED ON YOUR FEEDBACK

  • How articles are displayed on desktop and mobile.  Some of you want smaller photos or no photos at all, or a "dong-style" post grid, and one guy wants 4k (calm down, son). We're going to make a story-specific customizer so you can do that.
  • You can still use the old site's home page if you'd like. Bookmark this.

Yesterday's announcement:

Welcome to the Internet after mobilegeddon! Today all web publishers are forced to make all of their pages mobile-friendly by default or Google (who warned sites of this day for years, in all fairness) will put us into a crusty shoebox in its basement.

For a while now Brett Zeidler and I have been working on a site redesign that probably wasn't going to be completed until this summer, but since this is happening, I'm forced to release what we have so far a bit prematurely. On the bright side, the site should load much faster and work on more of your mobile devices.

Thanks to everyone who has submitted to our feedback forum and for your continued patience.

 

 

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