Posted November 16, 2008 1:44 pm by with 22 comments

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So what do you think of our new look?

If you’re scratching your head and asking "what new look?" then you either need to clear your browser cache or you’re reading this from your RSS reader.

For those of you reading this on, you’re enjoying a new look and layout that I hope will help you get even more value out of the site.

It’s been two years since our last re-design, so it felt like it was time to spruce things up again. As before, I tapped into the awesome talents of James Mathias of OneLotus–who has the uncanny ability to take my poorly crafted Photoshop mock-ups and turn them into a work of art.

Here’s just a few new things you’ll find on the site:

  • Better navigation – from the better placement of the search box, to the new category navigation, we’ve tried to put the most important navigation front and center.
  • Better focus – you’ll notice that the categories have changed ever so slightly. This change aligns itself with our hope to bring you expanded coverage and analysis of ALL internet marketing news.
  • Handy-dandy link box – in the right sidebar, you’ll now see quick links to the freshest posts, the hottest posts, and our personal favorites.
  • Comment avatars are back – we’d previously tried two different types of avatars in the comments section. Now that WordPress owns Gravatar, we can finally offer a stable solution. Sign up for a Gravatar and you’ll see your avatar alongside your comments.
  • New advertising options – in keeping up with the times, you can now display your ads in 468×60 and 300×250 sizes (as well as the previous ad formats). Contact me for pricing.

Over the coming weeks, you’ll see further announcements–including the addition of some great new contributors.

Let me know what you think of the new design and especially if you find any bugs.

  • Ami Ohayon

    Very nice … looks rather spiffy, and I like the link box.

  • Joe Hall

    I love the new design! its very clean and professional looking.

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  • Andy Beal

    Thanks guys!

  • Derek

    I like the links (fresh, popular, pilgrim picks) on the sidebar as that gives easy access to a wealth of information. While I like the prominence of the search box in the header, the look of it just doesn’t strike me; it feels like the typing area should be bigger or wrap, or the search button is out of place.

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  • Andrew Miller

    Nice new look, Andy. One design element threw me off at first on the blog home page. Below each post’s jump link is a horizontal line, followed by the categories and house ad for The crime scene tape (for lack of a better term) is immediately below the links to separate posts, followed by another horizontal line after the post title and meta. With the two horizontal lines and crime scene tape (and occasional Adsense ads), it is difficult to tell where one post begins and another ends. The space in between the horizontal lines looks like its own separate area, even though there are elements from two posts within them.

    I’m not trying to be picky, just offering my “first glance” reaction. Overall though, very well done.

  • YouGov

    Yeah I like it more too – although I’ve not been using the site for long! It is much cleaner than the old version.

  • Brandon

    Pretty cool and clean. I’m looking at it in Firefox 3 and there seem to be some every-so-slight alignment issues in the bottom half of the sidebar area and the searchbox takes up 2 lines. Love the tabs and the ad placement. Nice!

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  • Andy Beal

    Thanks for the feedback.

    @Andrew – I think I understand what you’re saying. I may look at tidying that up. thx

  • Tamar Weinberg

    Very interesting search box 😀

    I like!

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  • Allan

    Nice minimalist look. I like it. Kudos on the new blog design.

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  • Joe Ciarallo

    Great stuff Andy. Clean and easy to navigate!

  • cat

    Looks good and nice design very easy to reaqd and find what you need

  • Mike @

    Andy, good job 😉


  • Ari Herzog

    Mazel Tov! I’m a fan of change and minimalism – and you’ve neatly accomplished both. Blogs should always change.

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  • Nicole Price

    This appears nice and clutter free and bright. All things that appeal to me. Well done.

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  • Internet Entrepreneur

    looks very clean, I like the sidebar a lot better

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  • Mike Taylor


    Nice clean looking site and easy to navigate.

    Good choice!

    Mike Taylor

  • GiuseppeMartone

    Very clean..Great work!

  • Patrick

    Nice looking site. The only comment I have about the new site is that the search box is not showing up for me in Firefox. Just thought I let’s you know. Keep up the great work.

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  • Andy Beal

    @Patrick – not showing up at all? What OS and FF version are you using? Thanks!

  • Jaan Kanellis

    The fonts are little to small for me.

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  • OSYM

    Yeah I like it more too – although I’ve not been using the site for long! It is much cleaner than the old version.

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