Saturday, May 4th 2013

Presenting the All New TechPowerUp

Welcome to the all new TechPowerUp, a refreshing redesign of your favorite place on the web for PC hardware and technology.

Our brand new site design modernizes the site, makes it more usable, while not deviating from our focus on simplicity, without confusing it with minimalism. The site features clean and bright elements that are ready for ultra high-definition displays, and devices with high-density screens, such as iPad with Retina display, and the new breed of smartphones with 1080p displays. Our site not only scales up with some of these devices, but also its elements keep up with high-density displays.

Our new site design introduces a suite of new features to our main sections, including Reviews, Downloads, Case-mod Gallery, and our four databases. The Reviews section gets more usable summary lists, the Downloads section makes it easier to find what you're looking for. The Case-mod gallery is optimized for high-resolution images, and features an improved gallery view. We've always considered our four databases - Reviews, VGA BIOS, GPU, and CPU, our strengths, and optimized each with unique sets of new features that greatly improve usability. All the content is timed to the users' local time.

Work on the all new TechPowerUp began in early-2013, and was designed by taking inputs and feedback from all of our departments. In April, we opened the new design up for testing by the TechPowerUp Forums community, and took a great deal of feedback from it.

We're extremely happy to launch our new interface to the web, designed by everyone who holds the site dear.
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136 Comments on Presenting the All New TechPowerUp

#1
timmyisme22
I don't really like it. I think I'll just start going directly to the forums/news section instead of the mainpage. It's so bright, boxey, and not very attractive at all. Personally, I think it's a step back. It also just seems a little washed out really. That could just be my monitors though (Secondary is a bit darker than my main though).

I also like not having the borders on the side, but it's not a rejection though as a lot of sites do it. Just a dislike in general (damn quirks of mine!).



To each their own though.
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#2
LAN_deRf_HA
It's funny how much the star system sticks out in the comments.
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#3
W1zzard
by: LAN_deRf_HA
It's funny how much the star system sticks out in the comments.
people were complaining that there was not enough visible difference between the posts, now the stars will act as "separator"
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#5
alwayssts
Feeds are going to the front page, not the articles FWIW.

Like the comment layout, dislike the solid white background/font combo. It would be nice to see something break everything up and make it look less congested and easier to read.

Whatever does or does not change, congrats on the relaunch! :toast:
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#6
lobsterrock
I approve

I like this, it's almost the same interface but prettier.
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#7
W1zzard
by: alwayssts
Feeds are going to the front page
fixed
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#10
crash01
"Sign in / Register" links don't works

Anyway I like it!
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#11
iO
Not bad. But the "Today┬┤s reviews" section is more unclear now...
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#12
W1zzard
by: crash01
"Sign in / Register" links don't works
register fixed, login just redirects to forum for now, but i'll add a better login interface
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#13
PatoRodrigues
Wow, i'll take some time to get accustomed with the new design.

Background seems too bright and the font is a tad harder to read.
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#14
Baum
The new design looks clean and tidy but it would be smart to use the width of our monitors if possible, like autostretch?

Do a poll: do you use 4:3 Ratio screens? 0% :roll:

Good:
Very light and shiney (does it load faster?)

Bad:
No seperator between news post on the front page, not visible enought?
a little hard to read, even beeing on 1080p background is bright as heck!

this "comments under news" looks funny because there are all the poster name i know, but with just stars on their names :D a little too empty a epn-i-s has been cut off!
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#16
repman244
Looks good except the font, my eyes hurt from trying to read anything.
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#17
m1dg3t
Needs a bit more contrast and the fonts are too skinny! It's like raz0r bladez on mAh eyez :p

by: blibba
I think "Benevolent Dictator" would be better, Wizz.
:roll::roll::roll:
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#18
Jacez
I'm using 125% zoom in Chrome on my 1920x1080 monitor.

On my 2560x1600, I'm using 200%, but it sure does look better.
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#20
m1ch
It's nice, just have to get used to it now
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#21
fullinfusion
1.21 Gigawatts
Gawd the tiny bathroom tile floor look needs to go.

Welcomes the change :D but android app under reviews wont load.
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#22
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
Bah who uses the front page anyway for other reasons than to bring in some ad revenue? BTW, the lettering looks sort of thin on 1280 x 1024 (17 inches).
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#23
McSIMM
Oh, some gray...

...and not too condensed font :)
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#24
xenocide
Thank god, someone redesigned their site and it doesn't look and function like absolute garbage for once. I was starting to think web developers the world over had completely forgotten what the hell they were doing...
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#25
Johnny Utah
nice design but too bright white for my eyes...
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