All New Design: Do You Like It?

You may have noticed that things look a little bit different around these here parts. We’ve completely redesigned  both Phandroid and Android Forums and hope you enjoy them. You’ll notice a much more modern, sleek look with a new logo and cleaner UI.

Check out the navigation. We created what we call a “power nav” that allows you to dive deeper into the site with a single click. There are so many interesting areas of Phandroid discussing different topics, but it was difficult for users to find some of our best stuff without a more sophisticated navigation. We hope this will be easier and more helpful for newcomers and loyal readers alike.

We’ve not stopping here. There are a BUNCH of new features in the works, including two new site sections that unfortunately slipped past our launch deadline. Stay tuned for them. And please… share your thoughts in the comments so we can continue to improve and tweak what we’ve got.

Hopefully you’re enjoying all our Google IO 2012 Coverage on the new site!

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  • Matt Crane

    Pretty awesome!

  • Dana Garner-Johnson

    Meh, let me check it out for a few days, and I will let you know.

  • Giuseppe Muratori

    It’s a lot easier to see all of the content, the old design felt awfully constrained.

  • Lukas Zachar

    Love it!

  • Nigel Johnson


  • aeok18109

    i really like it so far

  • kgill7

    definitely love it, sexy lol ;)

  • Admin

    great job

  • Lou Guberti

    Worlds better, so much less clutter.

  • osc707

    great redesign, love it!

  • Bretton Key

    A lot cleaner…and definitely more eye catching.

  • Frederik Mampaey

    Really clear, modern, stylish. Actually really surprised. I think you couldn’t have made it any better. Love the site. Keep it up!

  • 3vil

    IT’s a huge step forward!

  • Dennis Persson

    Great!!!! Timely launch with Google IO

  • Gary Carlson

    please restore dates to the headline articles as well as the time stamp. Makes for much easier tracking

    • Quentyn Kennemer

      Done and done.

      • ntegrit

        I don’t use the site. When/how will this affect the app?

  • RangersK

    I was a bit surprised and reloaded the page but love it! :)

  • Jose Lugo

    Dig the new Logo !

  • jimmy

    I guess I’ll be the odd man out and say I prefer the old Phandroid. It was easier on the eyes and loaded faster.

  • intoxicates

    IT LOADS FASTER!!! For me anyways! Great start on the new design!!

  • DavidVarghese

    Visually appealing and smart about the layout of the content… It’s a win

  • hahnchen

    Looks great, Roboto has really grown on me.

  • jeremyseattle

    I do like the new jquery UI nav, and the site overall is much cleaner. Did you try any slight gradients in the tabs? Maybe my design eye is behind the times, but I still think a little bit – even an understated, flat, two-tone ‘gradient’ looks a little nicer…

  • RobWild

    1000% better. Thank you.

  • drspikes

    Mostly like it but….Story text seems to stay the same size even if I zoom on the page in Windows 7. Bit annoying. Also the pop-in menu’s are a little distracting. Sorry, love phandroid but not all the changes are welcome for me.

  • Caleb Cole

    It is great. Noticed it immediately. Good show!

  • Aaron Sentell

    So much better!

  • Jeffrey Evans

    Love it, looks very professional in comparison to the old.

  • servo36

    better except for the creepy logo….

  • Gaurav Chandiramani

    this is definitely better

  • mmark27


  • Ricardo Moura Rocha

    Very good. Love it. congrats

  • SuperChunk

    Yeah, its very appealing. Great job.

  • Mitchmoney

    Great job! keep this site very simple. Simple to navigate and simple to read. But keep your articles as good as they always are!

  • edoggy

    Way better.

  • Thomas

    I really like it!!! Rob you da man!! GO RAVENS!!

  • TRK

    Better than the verge. looks like a tornado hit that site.

  • Mike Booth

    Great job.

  • Havoc70


  • Michael Thom

    Now THIS is an improvement! Gawker has been ruining their sites in the name of improvement for years! I’m pleased with the new interface. Keep up the good work!

  • d1m1m1

    Fix the old Google +1 button in the top right corner, then I’ll like the website.

  • Napalm_Friday

    I dig it!

  • Spartoi

    Could be better, but the new design is much better than the previous one.


    Font looks easier to read. Looks like more room was made to have more articles per page, but not enough dividing lines, making it look cluttered

  • Chris Brown

    The design is much cleaner but my biggest problem with the site’s design, old and new, are the photo galleries. Each photo has to be opened separately. So I never look at images on this site, its very unusable.

  • JasonWhite

    Way cleaner! Love it. Bravo and high fives all around!

  • averymlewis

    I think its fugly, and would prefer the comments to run along the side of the page rather than at the bottom. And the logo is horribleeeeee

  • Manish Sahai

    Much much better now.

  • Imtiaz Ali

    yea much easier on the eyes. simple clean

  • donovan shore

    Love it, feels like ICS task manager.

  • Pkmmte

    This was expected. This new look blends in with Android and loads much faster. Great job!

  • adi19956

    Really good look and feel

  • molomolo

    Font really sucks. Please use standard fonts.

    • Eric Silva

      It’s really freaking small font too!

  • legendary1022

    It’s great. Cut out all of the clutter and looks excellent on a tablet (ASUS Transformer Prime)

  • Mark Seven

    The app isn’t working very well. It doesn’t like to load articles sometimes and I have to force close and restart the app. It also just force closes on its own and I gotta go thru that whole process again. Also, the Share button doesn’t share anything. When u pick Facebook for example, all that pops up is a blank post.. What’s being shared doesn’t come up at all.

    • Mark Seven

      Now as far as the Desktop version now that I’m on it.. it seems like it’s way better as far as it being compatible with the new Disqus. I can see ppl’s whole comments now where before the right side of the comment field was cut off (this is my work computer mind you and they like to block stuff here).

      • Mark Seven

        I am noticing some lag though..

  • Romma

    Very nice!

  • su2lly

    great job and the timing was a nice surprise as well.

  • RageQuit1

    I like the old one a lot better.

  • NightAngel79

    LOVE the new look!

  • Jason Ervin

    looks nice

  • Jason Farrell

    Love the new site design.


    Clicking CONTACT does nothing for me (Chrome 21), so, can’t tip stories either

  • burgosma

    A lot better.

  • Lex Lybrand

    The site’s layout is better, but that green/blue color pairing is pretty bad. Also, I thought you were getting a new site logo…

  • thic rae

    Hey Hey, I can buy that…. Very clean.

  • Lisbeth

    Yes your website looks classy finally!

  • DrCarpy

    I think the redesign is awesome. Much more streamlined and svelte. Can a website be svelte?

  • Mana Farrell

    like…… actually I love it, it’s excellent and easy to read. awesome job guys

  • Magid Fahim

    love it mate

  • Justin Quang

    Please have a dark version (i.e. dark bg with white text) because I can imagine the burn in my eyes when reading Phandroid at night, or in the dark.

    In fact, I hope every site does this because dark bg with white text feels much easy on the readers’ eyes.

  • indio7777

    Great new look…way more professional design. Good job.

  • DrizzyGadget

    I like it. Incorporate some ICS Galaxy Nexus themes and I think it would be even better. Great job.

  • watson111505

    its awesome..but could you incorporate the forums….

  • J. Patrick Smith

    When I pulled up my first reaction was, “aww, crap. they’ve redesigned the site.” Then I actually looked at what has been redesigned. I like it.

  • Dave4321

    I like it. Just make sure not to make too busy.

  • andros69

    Site is fine, a few nice touches. Article font is terrible though. Is as if the entire article was written in bold text.

  • Michael Warning

    Definitely better, I’m liking the cleaner look. But I’ll have to agree with the guy who said the logo is creepy.

  • Dan Sabau

    the design is ok but the eye-searing whiteness of the background makes it painful to read the text :(

  • feztheforeigner

    Don’t really like the line spacing and text size in articles, personally…

  • Tyler Smith

    definitely definitely definitely change the font

  • nick300

    The wink looks kinda creepy.

  • fredphoesh

    yep, like.

  • fredphoesh

    nice, but the buttons to like tweet +1 share etc… above are jumpled, share is underneath Phoecesbook…so you cannot press “share”

  • Robabobbob

    Great design, much better. I like the logo but did prefer the version that was shown a while back without the curly antenna.

  • Dia Mortensen

    Looks more professional. . . but is that a good thing? Feels like its lost a little bit of its warmth. But you can’t have it both ways I guess.

  • Sinned66

    Much better than the old layout.

  • jeephacker

    Two thumbs up!

  • 91firebirder

    I am getting alot more errors when trying to load news articles. Two in three tries, usually just have to back up and reload but still annoying.

    • robjackson81

      Yep we’re dealing with a little bit of an optimization bug. Working on it but thanks for the heads up… much appreciated!

  • Chris H

    Like it

  • pupu

    Gay sorry

  • Chad A. Nelson

    Looks Great, Better flow. Nice work!!!

  • Jarl Wijman

    the new design looks nice, but could you please enable resizing the site?
    so including the font

  • G0nzo

    Looks good, it’s easier to read since it’s now lighter!! :) well done!