Most of us didn't bother to use the new features because it's plain uncomfortable to see your webpage. I'm a techie, and I visit engadget, anandtech, gsmarena everytime I go onto internet. Because these 3 has or at least had the best website for content viewing (not clattered with huge amount of information and text contents are usually the main hero). But this new gsmarena website is just lost everything it had going for me with this iteration of design change. Now I just occasionally come into this webpage to confirm any news I've read in other mobile phone related website to authenticate. Please do react in time like Anandtech did a while ago and brought back old design with new features.
I actually like you new site. I think people who wants the old site back are people who are not used to change. I really like your new site features and looks. Do not bring back the old site, this one is lovely.
Now I can't find the categories of the blog like they used, and that was an amazing bliss
I've been a fan of the site for 7/8 years...although the old site was awesome, I would say some features of the new site is much better...for example, the new search is really helpful to show reviews, spec and news results in 3 columns at the same time..much better than the old search. Also, the new three-way comparison is a nice step forward...the only thing is, the major overhaul came as a punch all of a sudden...just came back to the site one day and thought for a second, am I in a different website?!..hope the gsmarena team will listen to the fans and combine the best of both designs!
I don't like the new site, but trust me y'all will get used to it. ;)
I am a daily visitor of your site since 2008. It had been a great experience going through your news and reviews until the last update of the site..
1. The grey theme looks terrible.
2. Cannot see the design, features, performance ratings.
3. Can't skip to any page other than going to the next page and we have to go through the whole review just to read it's conclusion (seriously, WTF?)
4. Text alignment issues.
Bring back the old design.
Add features without compromising on the experience.
The new site forced you to post a tour in order to help users access your site. That itself reveals it's unfriendliness.
Anonymous, 01 Aug 2015me too Me 3.
Removing disqus was the single worst idea. Net traffic stats think so too. There's been a big drop in site views,so no doubt that's the reason for this story in the first place.
The problem with the new design is that it is cluttered. Just distinguishing the three columns using different background will improve the looks a lot. I also suggest more space in between each widgets and columns. Font selection and overall design are very good, it's just not space conscious enough.
it's not that we don't know our way around, it's confusing because it's very bad compared to the old one. you could have updated the old design but changing everything was not a good idea IMO.
New UI is super ugly. The old one was almost perfect. Stop using tuis Metro ugly UI! I have to use mobile site to access.
A Suggestion to release an App on different platform like Google Play, Windows Store or iTunes..
That would help alot better, not all could afford for 3G/4G/Broadband connection.
It definitely looks clean. I didn't like it at first, but the navigation feels fluent and natural. Congratulations on a modern and practical update.
The new features introduced are good. But the design and color scheme of the new design is not good. The text in many of the widgets and headings are barely readable(the contrast between background is very less, eg Its hard to read white text on light blue like in related articles). The actual content viewable on each article on first glance is also less. The headings occupy half the page.
The old interface was much more readable and easy on the eyes.