ISSUE 4  |  The Rustic Life

Welcome to the Remodelista Redesign

January 24, 2012 11:30 AM

BY Remodelista Team

Update (2/1/12)

Last night, we implemented a few fixes:

  • Each post now has Older/Newer arrows so you can browse posts chronologically.
  • images are displayed at a slightly smaller size so they don't take up as much of the screen; this also means that older content won't look so blown out.
  • And the middle column now hides itself more quickly (like a Murphy bed), so that the main content will be easier to read on smaller screens.

Thank you for all your suggestions and comments! We'll continue to tweak the design in response to your feedback.

We're delighted to welcome you to the new Remodelista, which we've been working on behind the scenes for several months now.

You might remember our questionnaire asking for reader feedback a while ago; we took note of your thoughtful suggestions and observations and incorporated your ideas (better search capabilities! easier commenting! huge photos!). In addition, we've combined some of the best features of a magazine (weekly issue themes, larger images on our post pages) with the power of the web to create a richer reader experience.

Here are a few of the features we're excited about:

  • Read Anywhere: Our new layout adjusts to mobile devices (iPhones, iPads, or any other mobile or tablet device), while maintaining the integrity of the site layout. (For the best viewing experience, we recommend that you use the latest version of whatever browser you prefer, as some of the scrolling functions do not work as well in older browsers.)
  • City Guides: Our new City Guides feature more than 1,000 posts on hotels, lodging, and restaurants all over the world, organized by location.
  • Improved Search and Navigation: You can now search by room, color, and type of product, from bathroom fixtures to flooring.
  • Enhanced Sharing: Share content more easily via Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest.
  • Improved Comments: You'll be able to see (and make comments) immediately.
  • Better Balance Between Content and Ads. As part of SAY's Clean Campaign, we'll be featuring a single spotlight ad, eliminating clutter and highlighting content. Read more at SAY.

This is just the beginning. Over the next few months, we'll be introducing more new enhancements and welcoming a roster of contributing editors (including paint expert Eve Ashcraft, among others). We hope you enjoy the new and improved Remodelista, and we'd love to hear your thoughts!

N.B.: A huge thank you to SAY's talented in-house Media Lab (thanks, Alex, William, Adrian, and Amy!) in San Francisco, who worked tirelessly on the Remodelista redesign.