New Phone Arena homepage layout

New Phone Arena homepage layout
Hello dear Phone Arena readers!

Listening to your wishes, we've redesigned our homepage to make it better for you guys. We've added a new thumbnail visualization, which is similar to our old layout, yet is better. Now, you can easily follow the latest news/reviews/phones in one place, with just a little scrolling, as everything is compact and easy to follow.

Still, if you are one of these, who like the more detailed List view, you can switch to it, using the Icons next to the news feed header. It requires more scrolling, but features larger pictures and text. We've tweaked this one as well, so it is more space-optimized.

We think we've done pretty good job, following your advices. Still, nobody is perfect, so we welcome your feedback - please post it in the comments section below.



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29 Comments

1. PaAra

Posts: 3; Member since: Oct 28, 2010

I think it would be better if the time stamp (like 6 minutes ago) would be in a smaller or lower Font.

2. messiah

Posts: 438; Member since: Feb 19, 2010

agreed. time stamps are not as critical informations, they should be the fine print touch. the headlining news should be the article, not when it came out.

10. PaAra

Posts: 3; Member since: Oct 28, 2010

I see that the size has been changed from my original post, and the size now is very nice :) Great!

3. fire unregistered

Phonedog much?

17. oddmanout

Posts: 443; Member since: May 22, 2009

Phonedog is a joke. Their audience is composed of 10 year old amateur "tech noobs" whose ignorance bleeds throughout their forums. The articles are weak and roughly composed with poor detail and the reviews there are at times obnoxious and cheesy with overexposed promotion of their deal with best buy mobile and "one pawed bandit" game. PA is far from perfect but by all means are better compiled as a tech news site. Phonedog imo is no more than its boring video unboxings which consist of half the video babbling on about something totally irrelevant and the other half opening a box showing nothing but what the charger and manuals look like. And who can forget those god awful garage band music openings of their videos. If you prefer phonedog over phonearena, you must prefer bad entertainment over concise profession and in-depth reviews and news.

4. PapaJay224

Posts: 866; Member since: Feb 08, 2009

Getting there looking better.

5. MWJ unregistered

I never comment, but the new layout is PERFECT!!!!!! And the time stamp ROCKS!!!!!!! PHONEARENA no matter what the haters say, you are my favorite cell phone site!!!!!!!!

6. bbonline unregistered

Thank you! Much better! However, like the previous posters pointed out, the time when the article came out should be MUCH smaller. Also, how many comments are there in the story is a nice touch, but AGAIN should be smaller. Those things would be easy to do. Thanks for listening to us!

7. bbonline unregistered

And just like that, it changed! Yes! Thank you for making the change! The headline fonts and the time font is just PERFECT! Thanks again!

8. tj unregistered

i still think you should make it possible to go from one article to the next (as in a next/previous option). because i have a life, and i dont live on this site. so when i come back on, i end up having to read a good 10/15 articles. and it gets really annoying having to jump back to the home screen or articles page to select a different one to read. besides that, definitely better.

21. oddmanout

Posts: 443; Member since: May 22, 2009

They must like your idea because now there's a next and previous news link after the article on each post. Its a nice touch. Good idea and Kudos to phone arena for listening to its readers. It keeps getting better from what I see.

9. dee unregistered

Like a few other people i also think the time stamp is too large, It looks like its part of the story. A little confusing.

11. NexusKoolaid unregistered

@dee - refresh your page - it's been fixed.

12. Andelson Marcelino unregistered

It looks like much better now. Congratulatins!

13. digsy23 unregistered

Bring the recently release handsets section back on the front page.

14. IHatePhones

Posts: 99; Member since: Aug 12, 2009

Unfortunately I can no longer view PhoneArena at work because of the change. It comes out as a jumbled mess and I used to follow the site quite often. It probably doesn't help that my company still uses Internet Explorer 6 and gives us no option to change/update the browser. So alas, it looks like I will have to find a new phone review/news website to browse from now on while at work.

15. IHatePhones

Posts: 99; Member since: Aug 12, 2009

Annnd for some reason I cannot edit my post... I was going to add me and roughly 100,000 of my fellow employees will no longer be able to view PhoneArena any longer. It's a shame really I guess I can still use my phone though. Cheers!

16. ThreeFourSeven unregistered

Big improvement, no i can do with the white.

18. oddmanout

Posts: 443; Member since: May 22, 2009

I love that we have the option to view the posts in a tiled grid like classic phone arena or in a list like most other tech blogs. Job well done. Much improved.

19. hawk62

Posts: 320; Member since: Nov 21, 2009

Look i logged in again so i can say THE SITE STILL LOOKS LIKE SHIT! guess it will be awhile before I log in again. two thumbs down

20. eyup_aydin unregistered

layout good bu we want compare sectionnn plz.

22. Galen20K

Posts: 577; Member since: Dec 26, 2008

its better and closer to the old style but did you add back the "Compare specs" for phones now?

23. Kido

Posts: 13; Member since: Apr 09, 2008

Will be added very soon - early next week! Thanks!

24. jellyelly

Posts: 7; Member since: Dec 14, 2009

New layout is great....please keep it

25. nghtwng68

Posts: 108; Member since: Nov 26, 2009

THANK YOU for the revised home page layout. MUCH BETTER! It's makes me come back daily to your site to viewing the updated mobile news stories quickly and with little scrolling. Love the two column set up to the articles. Very nice way of utilizing the real estate on the page. It shows you listen to your committed readers with the quick changes, so keep it up Phone Arena and overall, the new layout is very nice indeed.

26. maoten

Posts: 13; Member since: Jun 09, 2010

great new design i liked it, reach graphics as it's content.

27. altohami1

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 23, 2010

The best thing I liked about this website is 1. The advanced phone finder 2. The advanced phone comparison that's it.......now these two features are gone...... :(

28. Kido

Posts: 13; Member since: Apr 09, 2008

Those features will be back very soon. Thanks

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