Plenty of issues have modified about PlayStation LifeStyle over time, however one issues that’s stay constant has been our web site design. Even way back to once I was only a humble commenter on Dan and Sebastian’s Day by day Response articles, PSLS has primarily seemed precisely the identical. It’s not simply exterior both. Other than what you see, we’ve principally been working on the identical outdated tech we’ve had for almost a decade. It was excessive time for an improve and all of us knew it, so the newest PSLS replace is right here, bringing you a contemporary redesign with new visuals and a few new tech beneath the hood that can hopefully enhance your searching expertise right here on the positioning.
Listed below are a number of the new options you’ll discover on the PSLS redesign:
Darkish/Mild Themes – Toggle the change within the high proper nook of the positioning if you wish to change between darkish and light-weight themes. In the event you’ve been eager to learn PSLS content material as black textual content on a white background, we’ve lastly acquired you coated.Wider Studying Space – Our earlier web site was about 560 pixels throughout the studying space. The redesign brings that as much as about 830. That’s a reasonably vital improve that ought to make studying content material a bit of simpler.Higher Slideshow Galleries – Apart from merely trying higher, now you can navigate our slideshow galleries together with your keyboard, both with the arrow keys or “a” and “d.” Any textual content included with galleries (resembling with Now Loading and Every little thing You Have to Know posts) will now be introduced beneath the gallery photos as a substitute of off to the facet.Simple Hyperlinks to Share – In the event you like our content material and assume that anyone else would possibly like one thing we’ve posted, we’ve made it straightforward so that you can share our articles with Fb, Twitter, and Reddit share hyperlinks. Yow will discover these on the appropriate facet of the display on the creator byline bar.Writer Pages – Need to comply with your favourite writers on PSLS and see what they’ve written? Now you can click on on the creator’s title to get on to all the pieces with their byline. We’ve all the time had creator pages, however they haven’t been simply accessible to you till now.A New Cell Website – It’s not simply the online model that acquired an overhaul. The cell web site will look completely different too, and also needs to really feel a bit snappier. We’re conscious of some potential points with the formatting and are working to handle these as quickly as attainable.
There are lots of different little adjustments you’ll see, just like the reworked featured posts on the entrance web page and the not-so-visible improve to the tech that ought to assist loading occasions and web page load general. We hope that the brand new expertise is an effective one for all of you, as a result of this can be a fairly huge deal for us. To have a good time, we’ll be internet hosting some giveaways over the subsequent couple of weeks, so maintain an eye fixed out right here on the positioning and on our social channels.
One factor that received’t be altering is the advertisements. We all know that you just don’t like them, however they’re what retains the positioning alive, and the way we receives a commission so as to proceed writing. We’ll proceed to attempt to maintain them as unobtrusive as attainable, and the brand new web site ought to pace up the searching expertise sufficient that they received’t really feel as “in the best way” as they’ve earlier than. We additionally know that any new replace isn’t going to be good, so for those who encounter any points, please tell us about them. Odd textual content coloring, formatting points, issues loading up pages, and many others. You’ll be able to attain out on to me chandler[at]playstationlifestyle[dot]web with something you run throughout.
Rediscovering the Website’s Voice
By way of the month of February, you’ll have observed us altering the steadiness of content material on the positioning. We wished to present the names you see on the positioning each day extra of a novel voice. As an alternative of simply pumping out information story after information story, we wished to listen to what was on their minds. Ardour is what kindled this web site within the first place, it’s what’s pushed me the whole time I’ve been right here, and it’s what I would like the writers right here to show. That’s why you’ve been beginning to see extra opinions, options, and columns from the employees. We don’t need to merely report on the information. We wish thought-provoking content material that can create dialogue.
PlayStation information remains to be a core a part of what we’ll present, however you’ll undoubtedly be seeing extra distinctive content material from the staff as effectively. And that is just the start. There can be all-new columns coming quickly. We’ll be highlighting the writers right here at PSLS and providing you with an inside have a look at their histories. We’re presently in talks about one of the best methods to carry again beloved options like Day by day Response, Trophy Principle, and possibly even the appropriate option to do a brand new PSLS podcast. There’s even been whispers in regards to the PSLS Twitch channel reemerging.
As our viewers, we’ll be seeking to you for suggestions on all of this. What do you’re keen on about PSLS? What brings you again right here day after day? What would you like to see change? I personally need to do a greater job of protecting my finger on the heartbeat of the positioning to ensure our distinctive content material, voice, and keenness is connecting with people who learn our web site. We owe that to you.
With that, you’ll be listening to from me in regards to the state of the positioning a bit of extra typically. I’ll be placing out extra Editor’s Letters to debate quite a lot of matters, from how we deal with remark moderation to concepts for upcoming options and columns. Keep tuned for these conversations quickly.
Please tell us what you consider the brand new design within the feedback beneath, and ensure to verify again for extra updates and nice content material from PlayStation LifeStyle. Thanks all for studying!