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Old 19. Sep 2014, 04:14 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Smile Softpedia's New Layout

Softpedia has changed their layout to something modern and cool. Now I've got to get accustomed to it

What's your impressions?

http://www.softpedia.com/

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Old 19. Sep 2014, 04:40 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I like it. It's more in tune with mobile access needs which is what we are currently looking to achieve.
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Old 19. Sep 2014, 10:48 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I noticed this change yesterday while checking a software out. I thought I was reading a review instead of the product details page, and it seemed odd to me. But, I then had to check out another software, and then noticed that Softpedia had a new look, and then I noticed other things.

Didn't like the new look. Everything seems blown out of proportion, and is like coming at your face. And with information distributed over a large area, it is distracting.

Maybe the look would have been better if the size of things was made much smaller, then it would look better organized, and maximum information could be seen at one glance, rather than scroll and look side to side, or up to down.

Also, on the product page, the size and link to homepage, and other information is at bottom of page, whereas this should be on top.

The download button also is not easily noticeable, and easily looks like an ad.

Too much wastage of space on product page too.
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I like it. It's more in tune with mobile access needs which is what we are currently looking to achieve.
Maybe I'm mistaken but I don't see it has a responsive web design for mobile devices.
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The download button also is not easily noticeable, and easily looks like an ad.

Too much wastage of space on product page too.
Honestly the Download button looks better, and bigger this time. I've to admit that the first time I entered Softpedia I couldn't notice the Download button, embedded into product details.

The best part I see is that the interface still looks clean even when your adblocker is disabled, and there is only 1 download button, unlike in the past where there were ads riddled all over the page, with 3 or more download buttons to confuse the users.

But I agree that everything is a little more bigger, and more scrolling is required is to see the whole content on a page.
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Maybe I'm mistaken but I don't see it has a responsive web design for mobile devices.
You are probably quite right. This was an assumption on my part (not having a mobile device to test it with) because I'd assumed they would not go to all this trouble without making their site more accessible to the growing market of mobile users.
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Old 19. Sep 2014, 08:58 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I like the look. To me, it's more modern and easier on the eyes. The font used for the software description is also bigger and makes for less eye strain.

I do agree that the info re size, developer, etc. should be placed nearer the top though. This is important information and should be immediately visible without having to scroll.

And yes, there are aren't any other misleading download buttons, but for how long I wonder? There appears to be a lot of wasted space but I have a sneaky feeling that they'll soon be filled with ads.
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I don't like the new look at all. The old one was better organized and easier to navigate.
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The Wait Is Over: Welcome to the New Softpedia!

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Softpedia has been around for nearly 13 years, during which it has gone through a lot of changes, including a rebranding. It was high time for a full redesign, to bring it up to speed with the times and to offer Softpedians a much nicer place to be in.
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