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December 17, 2008

Two Way Hard Three Redesigns

Posted by Hunter

Long promised, a new design for the blog is finally here.

It was done by my design partner, David Holtz.

Hopefully more readable, larger, better designed for big monitors and prettier. I hope you like it - I was very very sick of the old design.

The main site will be getting similar treatment in the new year.

Please let me know about any problems you find in the comments. Much appreciated...

Oh, don't tell me you hate it. I'm not in the mood. :-)


Read archived comments (20 so far)
December 17, 2008 5:14 PM Posted by Brian Fey

I like how it saves my log in now. I also like how the main banner, changes to different pics. Very nice so far. I do spend quiet a bit of time on your site.

December 17, 2008 5:38 PM Posted by Chonze


December 17, 2008 6:14 PM Posted by Tom M.

I think it looks great! I also like the way the picture at the top changes. Way to go hunter and David.

December 17, 2008 7:22 PM Posted by Dave

This is really, really sharp. I absolutely love the rotating pictures in the banner. Awesome job!

December 17, 2008 8:02 PM Posted by Mike E

Excellent work. It's Vegasy, but not vulgar and will bring further attention to the quality work that's put into this blog. Congrats!

December 17, 2008 9:24 PM Posted by GregoryZephyr

Black, gray, red, yellow. Nice colors. As Mike E says, Vegasy. The background green-blue, though? Kind of odd. At least it's better than Flamingo Pink, though. I also like the pics in the banner and the Two Way logo.

December 17, 2008 9:42 PM Posted by Jazmin

Hunter, the redesign looks great! I agree with Dave -- I love the rotating headers. They look incredible!

December 17, 2008 9:56 PM Posted by John

I like the redesign too. Ratevegas has some of the best LV pictures - it's great to see pix rotated since so many LV news readers check this blog daily for the latest news/backstory. The people who contribute are a very informed group.

December 17, 2008 11:05 PM Posted by David Holtz

Thanks everyone for the kind words. Happy to see so many people are in to the rotating image deal. Hunter has so many great pics to share. I think the plan is to add more and more photos to keep things fresh up there as time goes on. Thanks again!!!

December 18, 2008 12:35 AM Posted by steve_c

Love it! Makes it soooo much easier to view the site on my Verizon NV2 (hey! not all of us can afford the IPhone just yet! :) )

Thanks, Hunter!!

December 18, 2008 12:58 AM Posted by steve_c

thanks guys for the regesign. Makes it eaiser both mobile and online. One thing... I am posting from my verizon nv2 and the comment bbox comes all white. I cant see what iam typing... And that cant be good with these big fingers... Its so much easier to read mobile than the previous version... But i woner if i am the only one typing blind.

December 18, 2008 5:32 AM Posted by Pikes

I like the new page, looks great on my blackberry too! Thanks.

December 18, 2008 7:42 AM Posted by Michele

Love it! I keep refreshing the page to see more pictures.

December 18, 2008 8:49 AM Posted by Mike P.

I'm afraid I have to dissent on one design issue. White type on a black/dark grey background is really fatiguing for my aging eyes. Plus, it takes me back about thirty years to the days of VT100 terminals, which really makes me feel old.

December 18, 2008 9:41 AM Posted by mike_ch

Yeah, it seems like this colour scheme almost begs for an inversed skin, but I'm afraid the gradients on the top images would make that a bit difficult.

I glance at the top images and I think I saw one of my earlier photos (the MGM flower arrangement), but I can't possibly place that one location with all the cranes. Is it Cotai?

December 18, 2008 9:43 AM Posted by Hunter

Singapore - Marina Bay Sands.

December 19, 2008 9:30 AM Posted by Hunter

steve_c: We made a small CSS change - can you let me know if this resolved the text input box issue on your phone?

December 20, 2008 7:58 PM Posted by historian

Great new look Hunter. Kudos and congrats.

December 25, 2008 6:10 PM Posted by Mark D

I don't know why, but sometimes the list of recent comments on the home page lists really old posts instead of the most recent. It doesn't do that all the time, just randomly. Does anyone else have that problem?

December 25, 2008 6:35 PM Posted by Hunter

This is the second report I've had of this.

I will look into it.