It's now been nearly a month since we launched the biggest redesign in AnandTech history. Monday we'll be celebrating our 13 year anniversary and it'll start with our most expensive system giveaway to date. I've also received product from ASRock, G.Skill, OCZ and Patriot to give away in addition to celebrate both the relaunch and the anniversary of AT. It's going to be an exciting month ahead of us.

If you haven't noticed, we've been introducing new features and fixing bugs since we launched the new site a month ago and I wanted to give you all a quick update on everything we've done.

First and foremost, Print this Article functionality has been restored. It was always on the list, it just didn't make the cut for launch. We've also brought back inline Gallery listing, enabled tagging, fixed a handful of bugs and issues that you've brought up and have more coming.

Expect galleries, commenting and the front page to all get much more flexible in the coming weeks. I'm talking about in-line responses in the comments section (no more page loads to respond to a comment) as well as the option to compress down the front page to a simpler listing for those who want it. In the interim we've changed our backend a bit to not put all articles by default into the carousel up top. What you'll see up there are our biggest reviews/news stories, while the smaller stuff (this just in, any smaller news, etc...) will appear in the listing below.

I do appreciate your patience as we implement the new features and changes we've got coming, and we'll be showing some of that appreciation next week with these giveaways :)

As always, if you've got any feedback feel free to contact us or leave a comment. We're always listening.

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  • Mr Alpha - Sunday, April 25, 2010 - link

    Having used this site now for a while there are two things that I would like to see improved.

    1. It would be really, really nice if when commenting one could see the article and not have to make comments based on memory. When replying one should be able to see the comment one is replying to. Also, a comment preview thing would be nice.

    2. Make the font size bigger. Having it be bigger would make the glyphs look better. It would also mean fewer words per line, which would be a good thing since you are over the optimal line width from a readability standpoint.
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  • t1e - Sunday, April 25, 2010 - link

    dunno if bug or feature, but my browser (opera) displays replies in the comment sections with bright background. this looks more llke you would format quotes, not replies.

    i mistakenly read over replies some times because I'm used to this convention on other forums/comment sections and irgnore quoted parts for most of the time.and want to see the reply itself
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  • Belard - Sunday, April 25, 2010 - link

    In general, the look of the site is nicer. But I don't like the AD-Banner over your own logo... it makes things kind of ugly. The menu buttons are kind of large, but I'm gathering that it makes the site more Smartphone/ iphone friendly.

    The DailyTech articles are more forgettable since they are much lower on the screen.

    But I've been having problems with the site under Opera 10.5 in which this site won't remember my PW, even if I just made a post 10min earlier or it won't post at ALL. I type in the text, press POST... nothing happens. Press REPLY, nothing happens. But it does seem to work this time on this post :)

    When that happened, I fired up Chrome and was able to do my postings.
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  • slashbinslashbash2 - Sunday, April 25, 2010 - link

    First off, I am having problems logging in to my standard account, hence the '2' in my username. I can login to the forums just fine, but the main page login gives me an error like this:

    http://forums.anandtech.com/showthread.php?p=29699...

    Secondly, I like the design in many ways, but I have a big issue with the way the article archives are organized. Just a long list of articles with paging, and lots of space between articles... it's impossible to get a quick grasp on the . Kinda sucks compared to the previous method where you could click on a topic (e.g. GPU's) then view articles by year, with just a text link to the article titles. All the articles for a whole year could fit on one page so it was easy to find the article where (say) Anand gets into the guts of the RV670 architecture without having to spend a lot of time looking for it. I got very used to this design and I think the new design is a big step backwards in functionality. Way too much white space on the page, it's impossible to look at things at a glance.

    Also don't listen to all the haters bashing your Apple articles. It's your site, and you like Macs, so please write about them as much as you want to. There is a curious anti-Apple mentality among hardcore tech geeks that is pretty pervasive. If they would just open their minds they would see that Macs have a lot to offer. They seem to think that every Mac user owns a Mac because they're either A) dumb B) too rich C) technically incompetent D) slaves to fashion E) Microsoft haters. And I'm about to get on a rant about this, so I'll take it to the forum. But don't listen to the whiners. It's your site, and it's always been built on pursuing your passion. That is what has made Anandtech so good through the years. If you're really interested in the iPad and enjoy using it, then please post as many articles as you want about it.
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  • jasperjones - Sunday, April 25, 2010 - link

    The slowly moving images of recent articles near the top of the page tilt me a bit. I'd prefer those images to be static.

    Apart from that, I like the new design.
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  • jasperjones - Sunday, April 25, 2010 - link

    ^^^ near the top of the homepage, I mean.

    Also, an option to edit comments would be great :-)
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  • techtime - Sunday, April 25, 2010 - link

    Keep up the great work, I have been following you since you first began writing for CPU mag, and have always been impressed with your thorough reviews. Again you set the standard for what a Tech site should be, you are very much appreciated.

    Here is to many many more successful years.
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  • Jeff7181 - Sunday, April 25, 2010 - link

    It would be nice if there was a way to identify the newest article the carousel up top. Put a different borders around it, add a "new" graphic to one of the corners, add a date to each one... do something to identify the newest one. Reply
  • T2k - Sunday, April 25, 2010 - link

    ... any chance scaling it down?

    Also is there a chance for a smartphone version eg m.anandtech.com?
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  • mindless1 - Sunday, April 25, 2010 - link

    I, and I suspect many others as well, don't want large blocks of things moving around on a page we're reading. At the very least I would welcome a feature to keep it static until an arrow is clicked.

    ... not too keen on everything having color gradients either, but everyone seems mesmerized by reducing usability (through lower contrast) so much that it's going to take years for people to come around to designing again for function instead of form.
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