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
omnimodis78
by: lemonadesoda
The new font choices are a step backwards IMO. And an example of bad consumer choices over quality. Why? The font selection is designed to maximise the amount of text on a consumer TFT which is 1080 and 27". The font might be readable on a grossed up display. But for those with hi-pixel density, this particular font does not play well with cleartype or with font scaling (120 dpi fonts). Going back would be a step in the right direction. However, if TPU is no longer enthusiast, but consumerist, then I guess it fits TPU's new target market! :shadedshu
I have a 27" monitor (1920x1080) and I can tell you that the font really bothers me also.
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#2
SirMango
Very nice and sleek design.
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#3
OneCool
I hate change W1z. :confused:
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#4
t_ski
Former Staff
Prepare to be sued by Apple because the brand icons all have rounded corners... :rolleyes:
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#5
qubit
Overclocked quantum bit
Judging by the comments, it looks like this new look is TPU's Vista or Windows 8...
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#6
W1zzard
by: crash01
"Sign in / Register" links don't works
sign in and logout links fixed
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#7
MT Alex
by: qubit
Judging by the comments, it looks like this new look is TPU's Vista or Windows 8...
Nice job, Mr. Rivera/Povich/Springer.
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#8
qubit
Overclocked quantum bit
by: MT Alex
Nice job, Mr. Rivera/Povich/Springer.
lol. :laugh:

Anyway, as I said a few posts back, I like the new look apart from a couple of things, one of them being the font and there's a lot of people that don't like it much either, finding it harder to read. Personally, I think TPU should keep the font but just use the regular, wider, version of it.

And allow the page to fit the whole screen, of course. I dunno why W1zz won't tell us his reasoning for limiting it without the option to expand it.
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#9
AhokZYashA
I just love the new layout for the site..
looks cleaner and more modern
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#10
W1zzard
I added different color for visited links. Feedback please.
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#11
WhiteLotus
by: qubit
I dunno why W1zz won't tell us his reasoning for limiting it without the option to expand it.
Pretty sure he did in the Beta testing thread.

The reason was that if you had it too wide you would end up with big gaps in the reviews box which looks worse.
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#12
qubit
Overclocked quantum bit
by: WhiteLotus
Pretty sure he did in the Beta testing thread.

The reason was that if you had it too wide you would end up with big gaps in the reviews box which looks worse.
Thanks, that's helpful. It would still be reasonable to answer people's questions here though, or at least link to an FAQ that he adds to.
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#13
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
by: qubit
Judging by the comments, it looks like this new look is TPU's Vista or Windows 8...
We must be reading different threads, or you have forgotten to take off your Glasses-that-makes-me-see-what-i-want-to-see glasses (yes I sort of suck at naming things).
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#14
Solaris17
Creator Solaris Utility DVD
W1zzard I cant view your profile via forums
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#15
qubit
Overclocked quantum bit
by: Frick
We must be reading different threads, or you have forgotten to take off your Glasses-that-makes-me-see-what-i-want-to-see glasses (yes I sort of suck at naming things).
Here, let me help you. How about "Selective Vision Glasses"? Feel better now?
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#16
Castiel
by: W1zzard
where?
All over the new site except the forum.


As a suggestion, I would remove the first article tag and replace that with a div.
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#17
LAN_deRf_HA
Errr, mines doing that wide thing again. Not sure what that's about.
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#19
racedaemon
After reading trough all the posts i can say that i'm agreeing with the majority here.

I like the disappearance of the pop out social things.

What i don't like (-), and suggestions (=) to improve those areas:

- Even with my display's brightness at minimum the contrast of the bright background and the news article's small font and the comment's small font is painful. And my display is only 96.42PPI.
= Maybe a slightly bigger font will resolve the issue but it's possible it will not. In that case an option would be to insert buttons to darken the background.

- I read multiple news sites and the differentiation of accessed links really helped me.
= I'd like that feature back

- Wen you refresh a multi-paged comment thread on the main site the refresh causes the page to scroll up to the comment page's beginning. This is somewhat frustrating because you refresh to see if there was a new comment posted since you've began reading the page.
= the scroll should stay in place, so you can see if a post was added, and not have to scroll back down.

- The "Related News" section looks out of place just under the article. If someone clicks an article, he does so form the main page, with high chances that he will continue browsing the main page after reading the article. Also, news articles have a short "life span", it's rare that one could get valid information from an article posted weeks or months ago, especially in this field where most articles are about the fastest/best/latest things. It might be the fastest thing now but in two days it's history.
= That section should be below the comments or on the side.

- The headers have a confusing mix of date and time of post. On the main page the header includes the day of week and time. In the article the main header includes the day of week and US style date. Then this info is repeated on the "smaller header".
= I would like to see a full data-time string formatted based on the user location or some profile option, both on the main page and the article page. An you can do away with the big blue header.

- The "Today's Reviews" section is confusing
= I think that if you move the "What do you think" poll to the side and insert some type of faint grid the appearance would be more organized. Or simply go back to the old style.

Sorry for the length :)
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#20
Mussels
Moderprator
i dont like how the titles of the news article is that blueish color - having them black was a lot easier on my eyes.
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#21
63jax
me like the clean look :rockout:
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#22
jigar2speed
How do i directly jump into the forums, i use to click on the comment links of news and the page use to directly open the forums thread, but not any more. :confused:
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#23
LAN_deRf_HA
Now to get to the forum thread I click Discuss -> Add your own comment -> Thread name at the top
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#24
Mussels
Moderprator
by: jigar2speed
How do i directly jump into the forums, i use to click on the comment links of news and the page use to directly open the forums thread, but not any more. :confused:
we need a one click access to the forums again, agreed.
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#25
Mindweaver
Moderato®™
by: Mussels
we need a one click access to the forums again, agreed.
I agree as well! :toast:
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