Welcome to the all-new Android Authority! - Android Authority
Hello and welcome to the new Android Authority. Weâve been working for months to give Android Authority a new face and today we can finally share the result. We hope you love it.
Weâve been through quite a few redesigns over the years, but we think that this is the best one yet. Take a look around and let us know what you think. Donât worry, everything is still in the same place. This is largely a visual upgrade, though weâve added a few features that will make it easier to get around.
Android Authority through the years
Why this redesign was necessary
Before we give you a quick rundown of the new design, letâs talk a bit about why weâve redesigned Android Authority (again).
The biggest reason is we wanted to do better for you. While the previous design was highly functional, it was long in the tooth, and, letâs face it, kinda boring. It also made it unnecessarily hard to find our non-news Android stories, including reviews, how-toâs, app lists, and more.
The second reason why we wanted a facelift is the fact that weâve grown quite a lot over the past year. Our traffic is higher, our team is stronger now, and our coverage is much wider and deeper than ever before. Which takes us to the next pointâ¦
Youâve probably noticed that Android Authority has several sister sites now (in case you havenât, click on âNetworkâ in the top menu bar and prepare for a surprise). What was just one scrappy site with big ambitions turned into, well, several scrappy sites with even bigger ambitions.
Android will continue to be our core focus, but we think there are niches in the broader tech media landscape where we can make a meaningful contribution. So come join us onÂ Sound Guys, Tab Times, VR Source, and Charged.
Thanks to the new design, it will be much easier to discover great content from our sister sites, both through the Network dropdown in the top menu and the interstitial widgets in the news feed.
So, whatâs new exactly?
Well, just about everything. Here are some of the highlights.
- A revamped logo (donât worry, our beloved mascot is here to stay);
- Improved typography. A bright new color scheme;
- A revamped main menu. Smarter search. Network sites shortcuts;
- New Trending bar;
- All new hero menu;
- Edition selector (more coming soon);
- An improved article feed including Network news, Reviews, How Toâs, and Videos interstitial widgets;
- New hub pages;
- All new single post design;
- All new review post design;
- New product database.
Ads, bugs, and other issues
The latest redesign of Android Authority is live, but our work is far from over. What you see today is the foundation on which we will build and improve in the coming months. As such, itâs far from perfect.
Please bear with us as we fine tune the design, squish out bugs, and work on making the site generally smoother and faster.
We will be paying close attention to one issue in particular. Many of you have told us that ads have interfered with your browsing experience on Android Authority, and weâve heard you loud and clear. We hate intrusive ads just as much as you do, and if there was a way to keep the lights on without ads, they would be gone in an instant. The problem â for us and the rest of the industry â is that avoiding bad ads is really hard. Unsavory characters exploit legitimate ad networks to slip in low-quality, intrusive, and downright annoying advertisements, and removing them is a constant game of whack-a-mole.
Because we cannot keep an eye on all the ads that are served across the world, we rely on user reports to weed the bad ones out. If you spot a bad ad â or a bug, or any other issue â please take a screenshot (we need it to identify the bad ad) and send it to [email protected]. We greatly appreciate your help.
A thank you
On behalf of the entire Android Authority team, thank you! Youâve helped us turn our passion into a thriving community and leading source for all things Android. And weâre excited to see where this fantastic ride will take us next. Letâs just say that we have some very interesting new projects in the pipeline.
As always, let us know your thoughts! What do you think of the new design?