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Welcome to the All New groovyPost!

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If you’re a regular groovyReader, you probably woke up this morning and noticed something is quite different about the site!

As you know, we’re not ones to stand still very long here at groovyPost so after about 6 months of me not being 100 percent happy with our site design, I decided it was time for a change!

As I started working on the new look-and-feel, I had several primary goals in mind for the new look:

  1. First and foremost, I wanted as few distractions as possible around our content. I wanted the content from each groovyPost to POP!
  2. I wanted the site to remain super clean and simple to navigate.
  3. I wanted to brighten up the site a bit using lighter colors vs. the dark themes we’ve been using in the past.

Overall, I’m happy with how things turned out. I love how bright the site turned out and how much easier it is to read our groovyPosts!

Well enough about what I think. What do all of you think?  Love it?  Hate it? Leave a comment below and let us know.

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23 Responses to Welcome to the All New groovyPost!

  1. Beyond_Life February 28, 2012 at 3:52 am #

    Love it!!

  2. Brian Burgess February 28, 2012 at 4:58 am #

    So far so good! Glad everyone likes out new layout.

  3. Hammad February 28, 2012 at 5:02 am #

    Great design….clean, simple and good looking….good job

    • Steve Krause February 28, 2012 at 8:25 am #

      Thanks Hammad — One of my main goals like I said was to simplify the design and clean up the site a little making it even easier to navigate. Hopefully that’s what I did vs. the opposite!

  4. Adam February 28, 2012 at 2:25 pm #

    Wow… way… way better in my opinion. Two groovy thumbs up. nice job groovy!

    • Steve Krause February 28, 2012 at 5:44 pm #

      Thnx for the feedback @Adam. Will be tweaking it here and there over the coming days but yeah… it’s a good round 1 I think!

  5. Jack February 28, 2012 at 4:40 pm #

    Ahh… It’s like a mint julep on a hot summer day. Refreshing.

  6. Ziggy February 28, 2012 at 10:01 pm #

    Refreshingly juicy just like a sweet lemon soda-pop! Most important, though, are the excellent articles, regardless of the changes that have been made. That’s what brings me to this site daily.

    One issue, if I may, is the glaring white background! It’s a killer on my aging eyes. I feel as though I’ve been struck by a solar glare. Oh well, looks like I’ll have to bring out the old 1950’s sunnies and add some sun cream while I’m at it.

    Keep up the excellent work. This site is a gem…Now, where’s the move forward arrow? Honey, bring out the eyedrops, will ya…

    • Austin Krause March 5, 2012 at 8:52 pm #

      At night, I agree with you. We need a NIGHT MODE button that switches it to dark for our nocturnal readers. I’ll see what I can do 😉

  7. ms hanson February 29, 2012 at 8:43 am #

    Lighter color feels lighter weight. Bright, clean, fast-lane approved.

  8. CHARLIE BREAKFIELD February 29, 2012 at 8:47 am #

    i like it!! I would appreciate more contrast in the text as i don’t see well.

  9. Gordon February 29, 2012 at 8:49 am #

    Nicely done continue with the great work and don’t be afraid to engage us

  10. Rob DeLouw February 29, 2012 at 9:00 am #

    It’s dark outside now in Holland, but your new site brightens my day!

  11. Notek in NY February 29, 2012 at 9:13 am #

    Great, Easier to read.

  12. Cynde February 29, 2012 at 10:11 am #

    Clean and simple….love it!

  13. Nathan Berry February 29, 2012 at 1:04 pm #

    One word… grrrooooovvvvvyyyyy

  14. Johnny February 29, 2012 at 1:42 pm #

    Great job! Didn’t realize the site could have needed an improvement until one was made! Cleaner, easier to focus on what needs to be focused on. Keep up the great work.

  15. Jamie Cheslo February 29, 2012 at 5:39 pm #

    I like the fresh, clean feel to the new look of the website. Very easy to navigate. Well done!

  16. Chaitanya February 29, 2012 at 10:45 pm #

    Daily I read few of the post which is useful for me. As a end user prespective i have some points
    1. Border color – Little bit thickness is needed on each section
    2. Background color is too light.
    3. I observe that big section is provided for advertisement, but you can reduce the size of that little bit so that it can fit perfectly with the body of main page.
    4. I see both side a blank vertical area, You can broaden body area little bit so that blank space can be reduced.

    Rest all are too good.. keep going

    All these points is just a suggestion from a tester and as a user as well, I do web application testing in my company 🙂 so i felt like putting my points . Thanks and appreciate the change.

    • Austin Krause March 5, 2012 at 8:55 pm #

      This is some great feedback!

      • Chaitanya March 5, 2012 at 11:54 pm #

        Thanks Austin.. I have some useful posts with me. Here is it possible for end user to post it so that it may be helpful for others :-). Just a small query

  17. Mike March 1, 2012 at 5:11 am #

    I like the new website look and feel. Easier on my eyes. Thanks!

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