A Brand New SitePoint

By Fernando Tinoco
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SitePoint.com relaunches today with a complete makeover, new features, responsive design and a shift in our content strategy. It is the single biggest website revamp in our 14 year history and it was done with the same mission we’ve had since 1999, to help web designers and developers learn, succeed and excel.

“We’ve carried out several redesigns over the years
but none as bold and slick as this one”

Mark Harbottle, co-founder, SitePoint

Before you go on to discover the new site and dive into fresh tutorials, articles, interviews and screencasts, below is a shortlist of what we set out to achieve with the redesign. Please let us know what you think in the comments below.

1 – Focused user experience

Most of our readers arrive at one of our article pages to solve a problem or learn a new technique. To focus on the content itself was by far our number one goal. That is where we started the design process and what set the tone for the rest of the journey.

Focused user experience

2 – Stylish and sleek

Two years had passed since our last redesign and improved aesthetics was required once more. The new design had to be responsive to look great across devices, use smart typography to emphasize content and display a clearer hierarchy of content for our users to navigate in a practical way.

Stylish and sleek

3 – Walking the talk

We are happy to say that SitePoint.com is now responsive, has a high performing site search, better code samples and superior load time.

Better site search

4 – Discoverability

A few years back, we took you on a journey and created an array of niche sites to cater for our passionate audiences: Design Festival, PHP Master, Ruby Source, Build Mobile and, more recently, JSPro and Cloud Spring. As our audience and their skill sets changed we felt our content strategy needed to change too. We heard from many of you who consider yourselves to be multi-discipline developers and designers and were looking for a range of different content in one place. From today, those niche content areas have all returned back to SitePoint. You will find content for all those topics, past and present, here at SitePoint.com.

Niche content sites are back to SitePoint

There are over 9,000 articles and tutorials, for all levels of experience, and more published every day. To help you navigate when browsing for information and collecting resources, most of the material has been organized in eight key channels – HTML, CSS, JS, PHP, Ruby, Mobile, UX and Design. What goes beyond those channels can also be found directly via the site search or latest articles on the home page.

Finally we have a range of email updates to provide you a digest of the best articles and tutorials each week straight to your inbox.

5 – Two way conversation

SitePoint has always been for and created by web professionals. On top of maintaining our forums, social media and opening up new channels of communication such as Learnable in-course discussions and Talk With the Experts, an integral part of SitePoint has always been the debate and informal chat at the end of articles and tutorials.

We have expanded that in-article discussion with the first iteration of an inline commenting system. The plugin was built in house and although it is still in its beta form, we hope you’ll enjoy using it and help us to evolve it.

Inline comments

All you need to do is mouse over a paragraph and click on the plus sign next to it. You can use it to share something with your friends on social media and start a conversation outside SitePoint, to join an existing discussion, or fork the on-page chat into a new thread for that particular segment. We will be here listening and responding to your comments, as always.

A gift for you

That’s it. We hope you enjoy the new SitePoint.com as much as we have enjoyed bringing it to life.

To celebrate the relaunch, we are offering all of our readers free copies of FOUR of SitePoint’s bestselling ebooks for a limited time;

  • The Principles of Beautiful Web Design 2nd edition,
  • Killer UX design,
  • PHP Master,
  • Build Your Own Website the Right Way with HTML & CSS, 3rd edition

Use the box below to claim your first ebook. Then browse articles around the site for the remaining 3 ebooks, hint, read to the end of the article!

Over the next few weeks, we will publish several detailed and technical articles on different aspects of ‘Redesigning SitePoint’. The first one, from our Lead Designer Peter Bakacs, sharing his insights into the design process, is already live for you to read.

It’s been said, “there’s nothing fresh or original about saying your re-design is fresh and original”. So, we are calling ours “bold and slick”. What do you think?

Update: the free ebooks launch promotion is now closed.

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  • Anonymous

    Love the new design guys, congratulations to the team on the revamp!

  • ralph.m

    Love the new design, guys, and the “hover to tweet” option is really clever. A great job. The site looks a million times better than before, and is a great shot in the arm for SitePoint. :-)

  • D.Apostolopoylos

    Very beautiful, great job!!!

  • Jacco

    Very inspiring design! I am in the process of making a new site myself (although yours isn’t actually new :-), and already used the old Sitepoint.com for design inspiration. I must say, your new design totally rocks and gives me lot of stuff to think about. And as a writer for SitePoint I’m very curious to see how the new comment system works out, that’s real innovation! Congrats!


  • Anonymous

    About superior load time I’m not sure. It takes more than 15 seconds to load, or maybe today the site has a lot of visits

    • Anonymous

      Hey 1001newsCa. Some teething issues for sure, should be much better by now

  • Jacco

    I think there’s en error in the comment notice mails, the link goes to: http://blog.production.sitepoint.com/a-brand-new-sitepoint/ (and it doesn’t work).

    • Anonymous

      Hey Jacco. Thanks. That should be fixed by now

      • Jacco

        Yep, works again :-)

  • Rainer

    Well done, I like it a lot. At first I tend to be alienated by extensive redesigns, but this one is an instant bullseye!

  • Anonymous

    Caught sight of the site on mobile. First impression is: very impressive. Love the use of colours. Congratulations on the whole lot. Slick is the word.

  • sviens

    Outstanding redesign! “Walking the talk” indeed. Everyone involved should feel chuffed with the redesign – huzzah!

  • Anonymous

    I have to say it’s a fantastic new look, restoring SitePoint to its rightful, former glory!!

  • Janell

    Can the ads please be static? It is so annoying.

  • Ophelie

    Congrats everyone. The site looks fantastic, and I’m super jealous of this new inline commenting.

  • D.Bell

    Great work, this looks amazing.

  • Ronnie

    Wow, looking great!

  • Colin

    menu button doesn’t seem to do anything on my chrome desktop

  • Anonymous

    wonderful :) keep rocking

  • Grant Palin

    Nice refresh! Like that it is mobile-friendly, and has a more subtle colour scheme. I also think it makes sense to reunify the various topic-specific sites, they felt too fragmented.

  • Anonymous

    Hey Colin. Thanks for the feed back. Which menu button are you referring to?

    • Colin

      @Nando actually I found out why. Because my browser was zoomed to 150% so the page became responsive and the mobile menu button appeared (but didn’t reveal the button when clicked). When I zoomed back to 100% the page looks normal =)

  • Anonymous

    Love it guys! Very slick on my iPhone. Very up to date on my desktop. Thanks for the ebooks.

  • Ana

    Is still available the “resources” section (html/css/php…)? If yes where because I can’t find them. Thanks

    • Anonymous

      Ana, if you mean the HTML, CSS and JavaScript Reference sections, they’re now linked from the bottom nav bar under Reference.

  • Anonymous

    A really nice renovation! I’m eager to see what else is new around here and how the new site came to be.

  • rakhan

    Is this why the podcast RSS feed ( http://www.sitepoint.com/?feed=podcast ) seems to be no longer working?
    Shame, as I’d just discovered that.
    That aside, the redo looks appealing.

    • Anonymous

      rakhan, the final SitePoint podcast was broadcast in December 2012: http://www.sitepoint.com/podcast-192-the-end/. If you want to browse through them, the easiest way is to use the top bar search for “podcast”.

  • Samuel Jackson
    • Anonymous

      Samuel, see point 4 above, “all niche content areas have all returned back to SitePoint”. News and opinion articles now form part of their subject areas rather than being sectioned off by themselves.

  • Léon

    Awesome design!

  • rakhan

    Ed, dang! Thanks tho, i will make the timeworthy effort to ‘collect-em-all’.

  • T.M.

    I need a new RubySource, this site just flushed itself with its broken RSS feeds. Anyone have any suggestions?

  • Nathan

    Very cool!! And I love that phpmaster has become a topic on sitepoint. I bet there are lots of other things that I haven’t even noticed yet that I’m going to make me say, “that’s awesome!”

  • Mikey

    I like the new design, but I kinda feel that it is too bland on the homepage. There’s a lot of text, but not enough visual aspect to this. Hate me if you want, but I like to run AdBlock to get rid of annoying ads — so for me, instead of ads I see blank spaces. I know we are not kids anymore, but pictures invite people to read your articles. This is just constructive criticism by the way.

    • Anonymous

      I agree with you (and Jason) about adding a little more visual oomph. That’s more of a content issue than a systems issue, which makes it my department. I think I know what to do. Bear with me.

  • Scott

    Overall, it’s a nice, slick design. Just wanted to note a two big issues:
    1. Instant UX fail on the CSS-only menu. You need Superfish or something similar on there.
    2. The branding is lacking. I don’t really know what site I’m on when your site name and logo is a tiny gray thing stuck in the corner.

  • Jason

    Hi guys, am really liking the look of the page content, but have to agree that the front page could use a bit of “pizazz”. All i see is a lot of text – where have all the images gone? Oh, and i think your comments area is in need of some tweaking. ;)

    Keep up the good work!

  • ralph.m

    “All i see is a lot of text” … Text FTW! Text is beautiful. Why force people to dig through a bunch of pointless images to find the real content?

    • Anonymous

      Ralph, the key probably lies in not making the images pointless, but serve to enhance the text. I think it can be done.

      • ralph.m

        “Ralph, the key probably lies in not making the images pointless, but serve to enhance the text. I think it can be done.”

        I guess so, although I’d much rather see some elegantly styled text that tells me what I can find here than a bunch of stock photos or flowery decorations that tend to waste space and bandwidth. Don’t give in too easily!

  • foo@bar.com

    +1 for comments area needing some further attention.

    The placeholder attribute is not supported in IE <= 9, so your comment form contains mystery meat fields. Sitepoint has always been about supporting learning, so spare a thought for new designers who may not instantly recognise your graphical language. For example, the "reply" icon on each comment could equally be an "undo" icon. Finally, your heading structure could do with some refinement: almost all page types have broken heading flows, e.g. on this page the h1 article heading comes after the h2 Web and News links. Otherwise, well done :)

    • Anonymous

      Respectively: it seems OK in IE8, but IE7 down goes pear-shaped – I’ll try to make the devs care; I can see your point, although it’s hard to see logically why there would be an icon for “undo” just there – doesn’t the context make it clear enough? and finally, yes that’s not so good – bad for accessibility among other things – I’ll throw that one to the dev team. Thanks for your comments.

  • Efren Martinez

    Looks great !! congratulations !!

  • Tim

    Wow, the new site is… boring. Responsive…so what if it’s not visually interesting. You have no images. At all.
    Also, when I get past the homepage your navigation disappears into a little topics menu. Terrible UX.

    • Anonymous

      Thanks, Tim. We take your views onboard.

      Nevertheless, our focus is very much on creating and continuing to hone a great text experience. There are gallery sites that make big visual statements. That’s not really where we’re at. Articles that need supporting imagery will always get them, but decoration only for the sake of visual interest wasn’t a key consideration in this process.

      So far the reaction to that decision has been overwhelmingly positive.

  • Philip Downer

    Love the redesign. Has Sitepoint.com always been a WordPress site? I’d love to hear some thoughts on that process.

  • DB

    At first glance it took me a few extra milliseconds to process the text within the large color blocks. I’ve found that the current trend of “icon” style graphics and color blocks are unique but visually difficult for those who do not categorize images or icons easily (like myself). It’s the same issue I have with Windows’ design overhaul. I found the blue titles in your previous design to be easier to read. That’s just my immediate reaction to the design but I love SitePoint and all the great articles you produce and resources you provide!

  • Anonymous

    Sorry but … dreadful.

  • OsakaWebbie

    The responsiveness is nice, and I see some clever layout things going on – smooth! But I’m curious: In the wide mode, why are the color boxes so tall? It takes up a lot of screen real estate that could be showing more of the article titles below.

    And I concur with what someone else said about the logo – after the simplification of it a while back, the last real distinctive remaining to make it memorable was the blue-and-orange color scheme, but apparently that’s gone now. I understand that you are now using color to more strongly differentiate the “topics” (I like practical color-coding, so that works for me), so you don’t want the header to have too much color that gets in the way of that, but just the logo would be okay, in my opinion.

  • Matthew Setter

    I’ve only looked briefly so far, but from what I’ve seen, it looks really amazing. A great redesign if ever I saw one.

  • OsakaWebbie

    Hmm, a mystery: When I make my PC browser window narrow, I get all kinds of lovely responsiveness. I don’t personally have a smartphone (perhaps the last web dev without one?), but I bragged on you guys to my husband, who checked it out on his (Japanese Android smartphone with its default browser – a single-tab, simplified, presumably Webkit thing). The home page and channel listing pages were fine, but every article (post) page he looked at was full width – he had to slide it over to see the right side. He could zoom out, but of course then the text was too small to read. It looked just like non-RWD web pages, except that I know you designed them to do RWD, because I can see them do it on my computer. Weird! Email me (I assume you have my address internally) if you want more detailed info or want me to test anything in particular – I’m happy to help (that way I learn, too!).

    • ralph.m

      “Japanese Android smartphone with its default browser”.

      There are so many devices out there that it’s impossible to test a layout on all devices. It’s odd that an Android phone wouldn’t recognise the meta viewport settings and the @media rules, but I’m inclined to blame the device rather than the site.

      • Anonymous

        Having an Android phone, I’d be inclined to blame the default browser. Mine does not do responsive. Chrome, however is gorgeous on my phone, including for SitePoint. cc OsakaWebbie

      • OsakaWebbie

        What’s especially odd, I thought, is that the phone recognized the media rules on the higher up pages (the ones with only titles of posts) but failed on the pages displaying single posts. I don’t have the time to look at how the pages differ (I have enough of my own work piled up), but I thought someone might want to know.

  • Loganathan

    Looks nice but lot of empty in bigger screen… still i love sitepoint.

  • Michael Rhodes

    Great redesign. Easy to look at, navigate and encourages one to dig deeper on the additonal features.

    Now if I could only claim the “free books.” I keep on falling into the learnable rabbit-hole and never get to the point of actually getting the offered book. It would’ve been nice to have details about the required “membership” before one clicked on the “free book” link. I’m using quotes, because I’ve yet to see or obtain these books.

  • RebeccaL

    Sorry, all those flat colors/empty white spaces create halos and afterimages that make it too painful to read on my 26″ monitor. This current drive to design everything for small spaces is making life on the big screen increasingly difficult.

  • Al

    wow, just came here today for first view of the new design. now lets see if I can find the article I am looking for.

  • simon

    love the new comment system idea,
    but wonder if it just lead to information overload and or lose of valid comments to those not in the know? did you guy discuss this when creating them?

    • Anonymous

      Excellent question, simon. There was discussion, probably not quite enough. There’s a certain level of excitement and anticipation that sets in and you want to just get it out there. I’m sure a lot of devs and designers can identify with that, and when it comes down to it we’re just like all of you. The online commenting system just seemed too good to pass up. Maybe that’s naive of us, but it does give us the opportunity and the motivation to make it work. Nothing’s set in concrete, of course, and we fully expect to hone things as we go along. [ repeats to self: it’s not a product, it’s a process ]

    • Anonymous

      As Ricky intimated, this is new ground, and we’re learning as we watch it being used. To be honest this is a simplified version of the first version we wrote.

      As it does more than standard commenting function, it would be hard to simultaneously make it less complicated to use. It’s certainly our job to strip away any complication we can.

      It could change, but so far our view has been that there *is* added power and engagement in being able to target your remarks to specific paragraphs and phrases in a piece. We’ll see if that opinion bears the test of time.

  • ralph.m

    The view more replies bit is a bit confusing. It’s easy to miss it, and to think there are only a few replies. Some people comment and then think their comment was removed. I’d suggest removing that feature, but if it’s to remain, make the option to view all comments really clear.

    • Anonymous

      I suspect the second option is the more likely to be adopted, i.e. make it clearer that there are comments hidden to save space. I don’t have a problem with scrolling through a long set of comments myself, but I can understand that some people do. Especially on smaller screen devices.

      • ralph.m

        I guess the problem is in deciding which comments to hide. If someone doesn’t like scrolling, they can just read the first few comments. But it can get confusing to read a list of comments where some (or most) are left out. It confuses the conversation for me. Anyhow, no problem. I would just make the “show more comments” more obvious, if nothing else.

  • Anonymous

    v2.1: sticky header!

  • Adil

    Eye catching web site but I just noted that when you click on the MORE button at the bottom of the content it keeps adding “undefined” in the URL http://www.sitepoint.com/undefined/?block=2
    The more you click on the MORE button the more it’ll add the “undefined” text.

    • Anonymous

      Adil, which browser are you using? I can see this happening in the latest versions of IE and Opera, but not Chrome, Firefox or Safari. I’d like to pass your observation on to our devs. Thanks.

      • Adil

        It’s in IE 10

  • CodinCat

    The design is really awesome, clean and modern.

    But I am not a native English speaker, when encounter a new word,
    I’ll double click the word to select it, then right click -> search Google for …

    Now with the new comment/share system, I double click a word…
    oops.. the whole sentence is selected, sometime select two words.

    And I think the textarea of comment can be a little higher or auto expand so that the users don’t have to scroll up and down to check their comment.

    • Anonymous

      That’s true about double-clicking to select a word, CodinCat. You can, however, drag your mouse across a word to select it, right-click and still use the “Search Google for” option. That does take a bit more dexterity, I know. Making the comment box auto expand is a good idea and I’ll pass it on.

  • Surendra

    Very clean design…I am enjoying reading now because of large font size & Contrast.

  • Jacco


    The mute function from the comment notification mail doesn’t seem to work on mobile, and this topic is really popular :-)

    • Anonymous

      Jacco, do you get the success message but still get notifications, or nothing happens at all?

      • Jacco

        Nothing happens at all.

  • Anonymous

    Thanks, Adil and Jacco, I’ll get both of those things checked out.

  • Anonymous

    Way to ‘WordPress-ish’ ….. content is good, design is … meh.

  • MaryV

    I just realized I’ve been around SitePoint long enough to remember the last redesign. I do like the new look: sleek and clean. It’s always a balancing act between a clean look and too much space for mobile. I’ll keep checking out the site.

  • Richard Padilla

    Grill site very ux focus and easy to use and navigate

  • ScottM

    So much easier to read, great job guys!

  • Lee

    In case you did not notice, when the browser window is re-sized, the main (picture&article) content doesn’t fit.

  • Tiffani

    I love the new design. The design in new and fresh. Job well done!

  • Lee

    The new site is great! It is very user friendly and looks very appealing. Kudos!!

  • Kinita

    Congratulations!!!! It surely is bold and slick!

  • Michelle

    Thanks for the free books. Love the new Sitepoint design. It is easy to navigate, organized, and has that clean layout. I would like to see a recommended links section as new articles/tutorials are published as well.

  • Geert


  • Geoff Kendall

    ‘Bold and slick’? I’d go with ‘Clean and quick’, just seems more accurate a description. Either reality is good though, obviously, and it’s now a good looking site that works better.

  • ArneBjermeland

    The new design is both simple (which is usually the hardest to achieve) and effective. A great job! Cheers!

  • Tracy

    Love the new design. Very sleek and stylish

  • Susan McKinnell

    Sorry – I don’t care for the new design. The first problem for me is the set of colored blocks. First, I detest Windows Metro and this reminds me of that – useless design for the sake of being different. Second, the colors clash badly. Someone there *must* have a sense of color and no one asked this person. II find the articles even more stripped down now and narrower on anything on which I read them, so there is a lot more scrolling to read content. You may have made it easier for mobile devices, but you destroyed usability in email on on laptops.

  • Tony

    This is really beautiful, I love it. Sitepoint has been my one stop shop since I became a developer, you guys also showed me the way to Asp.net with that lovely book. I have developed a full fledged sms webapp (www.hifisms.net) reading through your books over these years, yes you are my friends indeed. To let you know “I have other big projects ( e.g. http://www.softnaira.com) ahead and I am still reading from you, keep the good works).

  • Wyat

    Nice setup! I noticed that PHP Master and Killer UX design show as a charge to download. The other two books in the offer I could add to the dashboard and download without charge. Unless there is a coupon code that we are supposed to find as well?

  • Joao Reis

    Awesome ! My navigation between topics is faster and easier, and the google like results in search is great. It’s great for a first contact, I’ll surely talk more while using the new site.

  • Adnane

    awesome new design! mobile and non mobile

  • Caroline

    The new design is great and really user friendly. Thanks

  • Debi

    Nice job, I love the new layout, much easier to navigate and discover!

  • Praveen Kumar

    Awesome design… :)

  • DanD

    Looks very clean and has good flow. Much better than the ‘old’ site!

  • dghacker

    Like it, very clean and things are easy to find. The old site was pretty good but this one makes finding what I want really easy.

  • JimP

    Sigh. The jumbled mess typical of responsive design. All of these sites look the same these days. I think I’m getting old.

    • c0wfunk

      part of the ongoing pinterestification of the internet. Terrible.

  • ami

    Great New Design

  • DDA

    I have to say that the top and right borders on the big tiles on the homepage really get to me; it looks like it is some accident of CSS.

  • Anonymous

    Looks very slick. :)

  • fabinu ibidapo

    Cant download thd 3 other books. Help

  • Anonymous

    Looks perfectly intuitive..much better that the previous layout

  • Anonymous

    Clicked into the JavaScript section, started watching the video in the hero spot, after a minute or two, clicked on the “advanced” filter. The entire page reloaded interrupting the video. Left site.

  • Rubén

    The new design looks great.

  • Anonymous

    I love it. Fresh, clean, easy to navigate.

  • Anonymous

    great website, best regards

  • Tracy_Tra

    It’s gorgeous! (viewing in Chrome)

  • Gary Hunt

    awesome makeover, clean simple, EASY….. love it congrats

  • Anonymous

    Absolutely love the new site! Well done Sitepoint!

  • Anonymous


  • Anonymous

    It’s very sleek and a lot easier to find what you want

  • Doug larkin

    Very nice I went to your site on my tablet and every thing went very smooth I like it very much and I will be back that is for sure.

  • Carlos Bisio

    Great work, very clean and concise, the information really stands out.

  • Will

    The treasure hunt idea to claim the free books is brilliant. In searching for the one I did not have, PHP Master, I discovered a mine of information I never knew was on the site.

  • Suda Prohaska

    Great new website, and I LOVE that everything is contained in one place! Easypeasy to get to!

  • Anonymous

    For me personally, I’m not a fan of the new “flat design,” nor of a rectangular grid of tiles. Also, I’m sure that you have books that don’t fit any of the topics in your new drop-down menu–how do I find such books? I’m sure, however, that having a responsive-design site is making your lives a lot easier!

  • ellisgl

    Simple and uncluttered.

  • RealD

    Good job guys at SitePoint! Beautiful and Easy to navigate.

  • JeanPaul Barrette

    Sitepoint’s new design is great on mobile and tablets

  • Marco

    Some pointers.

    1) Overall the site is great. Very pleased, specially how fast it is. No fancy stuff, just content. What we come here to read mostly.

    2) I do think, to keep your users on the site is to have some sort of navigation at the bottom of each article. Like back to the category or to show off some related article. It helps to maintain users on the site.

  • Eric J. Gruber

    Looks very nice. Excellent job.

  • Charley

    So… when do we get access to your framework? *wink* *wink*

  • Anonymous

    Simple and elegant design with nice color combination and a very good responsive menu :) I love it!

  • Paulo Campos

    Great redesign! I loved it!

  • Mike Bretherton

    Really liking the new design at first look. Nice job guys.

  • Albert Rothman

    Sounds good

  • Jim Young

    Everything looks and works great in every Web browser I tried (even IE Mobile)! Thank you for the free eBooks.

  • william

    Love the new design guys, congratulations to the team on the new designs!

  • Janell

    How do I stop these comments from coming into my inbox!? I tried to hit the “You can mute this conversation, but it didn’t work. HELP!

  • Charley

    stop spamming me sitepoint!!!

  • rabbits2

    Turn the f*ing comment emails OFF!

  • keithvb

    Great new site. I’d like, however, to be able to choose a list layout instead of grid for the articles

  • Philip Downer

    There’s no way to mute comments!

  • Luca

    Clean and flat design is the top now. Good!

  • Anonymous

    Looks fantastic

  • Alex

    who’s idea was it for the eight squares for each channel? That’s fab I really like it. Now let me go mouse arouund :) Hang on…why does this button say reply? Who am i replying to? The article or the previous commentator?

  • Cindy Merrill

    I love the bold, bright, colorful squares with the different topics on the home page. (At the top) Looks great on my phone too. Design wise, is there a reason that it isn’t carried over to all of the pages?

  • Anonymous

    There seems to be a problem with Muting email notifications of new comments. Please accept our apologies – we’ll work to get this fixed ASAP.

  • Emilio Chacoa

    The new redesign is clear, net and very easy to navigate, congratulations guys, I hope you will introduce more courses, such as maya, and different animation,

  • Ross Coe

    Awesome (overdue) redesign – well done ! Love emphasis on reading (over buy this,you need this, coming soon junk cluttering up some of the previous designs) – the web and the ‘model’ are slowly evolving to customer pull rather than marketing push – sitepoint is a great example of this evolution – nice that you’re doing something for the kids also – would encourage you to look beyond your domestic ‘market’ and also think of Latino kids

  • Gopal

    look good

  • Nicola

    Well, I found it very well organized, fast and responsive, I love it but… just one thing: the colored squares are nice on small devices, I don’t like them in my laptop screen…

  • Paul

    You guys keep sending me emails that say you’re giving 4 free books out. These are all the same books you gave me a year ago. It is a bit anoying to go through all the trouble to get the books just to find out that I already have them.

  • al

    Great job!

  • Sysx1000

    Very nice! And… Fast, intuitive. Love that

  • Cleomar

    Clean and objective. Very cool…

  • Anonymous

    The new design is great. :) However I think you didn’t add the apple icon. Wanted to add the site to my home screen on the iPhone but doesn’t look neat. Unless its just my phone

  • Anonymous

    Certainly looks good, and is very fast. However, it is not unique. This is in itself a design trend and one that marries well with RWD and flat design where branding is taking a back seat.

    Really, I could be at any of a zillion modern looking sites.

  • Kirk

    Yep. I love it! The new design is very nice. It’s clean, colorful, and attractive. I especially like the focus on the most important part: the text. I access the Internet from my computer, iPad, and iPhone. The new responsiveness is perfect. Thanks to you all for the content, and now, for the new site.

  • Brian Radford

    Nice and clean. Doesn’t feel cluttered! I definitely like the new design.

  • Cuong

    Love the site:)

  • Tham

    Clean and make me to love it

  • johnv

    I like the content in one place and the fast response

  • Thomas Young

    The new design is inviting and I’m inclined to explore the content.

  • Mike Rhodes

    How can one turn off receiving comments? The “mute” link on the emails just bring me to this page.

  • Anonymous

    Using desktop browser:
    1. I see only article headings. At least put some description or the first 50 words as description so we can preview the contents without clicking the heading.

    2. From the landing page, I clicked “More” then clicked an article at the bottom. After reading I wanted to go back to the Pinterest-style landing page, but I always get http://www.sitepoint.com/undefined/?block=2 404 error. 3 out of 3 I tried and got the same results.

  • Paul

    Stop sending every reply to this post to my email. You guys are becoming a pain in the ass!

  • Anonymous

    I love the redesign of the site I access websites from mobile devices and its neatly responsive

  • Jeff

    You guys always practiced what you preached, the new site is great!

  • Vikram

    The re redesign is amazing. Its bold and slick and fresh and original. All the best guys

  • JoeP

    Looks Good!

  • JoeP

    Erm I mean, Your redesign is bold and slick while still being fresh and original.

  • DanKR

    I love it! But I must say that some parts bear a suspicious resemblance to Medium…. Still, great job!

  • stephenwho

    So, I get a free ebook but I have to pay $29 access fee to LearnAble to read it? I would have thought Sitepoint would be beyond such deplorable bait and switch tactics to sell books.

  • DB

    Just following the “mute” comments link from my email back to this page but am not seeing the link here to mute. Thanks!

  • Harsh Gupta

    Love it

  • sofian

    great team, congratulations for new design, clean and simple. I love it

  • Mel

    Big improvement – reading on my iPhone so a good test. Well done.

  • Ryan

    This website looks excellent. I’m jealous of the navigation and how it resizes the content inside of it so smoothly.

  • Arvin

    The e-book titled “The Principles of Beautiful Web Design 2nd edition” and “Build Your Own Website the Right Way with HTML & CSS, 3rd edition” are not free to download. Is the promo already ended? If not how to download these e-books? Thanks. (I had already downloaded the e-books “Killer UX design” and “PHP Master” a while ago.)

  • Charles Lau

    This is probably the best responsive site I have seen. The menu is responsive to the screensize, and the banners are hidden when the screensize gets smaller.

  • Joseph

    Now you guys are walking the talk!

  • Tsega

    “Bold and Slick” I like that! In truth what I like about the new design is the fact that there is ample whitespace. It has a very modern look, you can feel the focus is on the content of the page there is little distraction (Ad’s in particular). One this I’ve always appreciated about Sitepoint is that they have always been practicing what they preach! Fantastic work on the redesign!!!

  • Ernie

    Looks like it’s trying to look like Windows 8 – not appealing at all.

  • Najim

    truly clean and its so far having the best content display, one can not get tired of reading… keep it up.

  • Jiks

    I think it’s much more user friendly and being a cleaner design certainly helps. Works for me.

  • Morrile

    Different, that’s for sure. Took me a few minutes to discover the link to forums as it’s not as obvious as before. Although I dislike the Windows 8 style layout. However I do love the adaptiveness.

  • Detrea

    the navigation has been very much improved :)

  • ishtiaq

    I like how articles are presented in the re-design but I,m not sure of
    the section tiles at top of home page. they seem a bit odd

  • Peet

    An example of walking the talk, I like it very much!

  • Dawn

    I like how the site has been geared for tablets and mobile devices.

  • ornette

    Yes, I’m impressed. Just been for a play and have been able to access everything easily including a few features I didn’t know you offered!
    The new layout is clean and pretty intuitive, so congratulations Sitepoint on a well thought out redesign.

  • hapee

    Great work, guys, love it

  • Sylvester Thomas

    Looks good! I went through (not using thru’ ;-)) a lot of articles while searching for the books! Otherwise… hmmm… I would not have.
    So, your strategy is working! Thanks for the free e-books!

  • Mark Richards

    Your new site is attractive but I believe that I can see some flaws. Your concept of 8 equal header navigation boxes or menu I would have considered as too limiting. You may need to add more boxes in the future and they will have to be added in pairs or triplets so that the concept will work on mobile etc. For example, Ruby is current flavour and something might also become popular in the future, such as NodeJS (which you should include). Secondly I would have thought that UX duplicates other headings and I am not sure which article should be categorised as UX as opposed to HTML or PHP. Thirdly, in the world of web programming, many articles will include elements of many categories. Fourthly CSS is being replaced by LESS and SAAS and therefore it is the concept of Style that is important not a limiting word such as CSS. Overall, I would describe your navigation categories are too limiting. Fortunately for you (Sitepoint) changing the wording is not difficult.

    Do I think it is attractive, easy to use and appropriate for different sized devices – yes I do. Do I think the content and categorisation to be uptodate and capable of reflecting the modern trends in web design and development – no I don’t . In that respect you are, say, 5 years behind the times.

  • Jerry Givan

    Great work, clearly this is going to enhance the site as a goto resource!

  • Peter M Skaife

    The website organizes content in a way that makes it nice to browse. I like that. But following hints and links to the free php book did not work for me — and I ended up frustrated. I think you will want to be sure that there is no way for a visitor to get lost trying to follow links. For that, you might ask a person to click on everything — including links from articles. Nice job!

  • Luis Matta

    I like it, but the home page is confusing to me, very little for my eyes to fix. I miss images, it is just a bunch o titles so it is hard to find what I want.

  • Bhludlow

    Got the first free book easily, but not into games, and I don’t click around for the “fun of it,” on sites that want to sell me things. If the other books are free, just provide the link! Quit the hide and seek. Aside from that, thanks for the free book I got, just wish it had been the PHP Master.

  • Anonymous

    surprised! and loving it – thanks once again, Sitepoint!

  • Ivan Siqueira

    You’re doing another great job: beautiful and effective design, as it’s supposed to be!

  • RobertSF

    I definitely like the redesign. This is probably the first time I’ve liked a redesign without having to get used to it and missing the old look.

  • Gustaveous

    Completely Confused I don’t have anything to sell on Flippa. Could not get away from it. Could not find any articles to read. Hate the whole setup. Still don’t know where the other books are hidden.

  • EA

    This is SO much easier to read on my phone, and I LOVE the inline commenting system! (I want to know how to do that, too…) ;-)

  • krutipandya@hotmail.com

    Congrats ! Neat n clean minimalistic design. Pretty stuff and colors

  • Ruben Rojas

    Is fast and looks awesome in my nokia asha 300 and firefoxOS, good job

  • Anonymous

    The redesign is super. Very readable. I think it going to increase traffic immensely

  • Mark Willett

    Nice work…

  • yasin

    ‘All you need to do is mouse over a paragraph and click on the plus sign next to it.’ you’ve said. But there are numbers instead of plus icon.

    • Anonymous

      The number indicates how many comments already made on that paragraph. Click on it and you have the option to add your comment.

  • marcos

    in my opinion a great improvement. thank you very much for the ebooks

  • Dane Daniel

    Well done to the team on the new look!!!

  • Jed Olsen

    Like the new design

  • Ken

    I think the site is great. It was really fine before as well. Great inprovement

  • Glenn

    Love the new user focused design. I am shocked you didn’t implement the @viewport rule for Windows 8 IE 10+ users. Looking forward to that update in the future.

  • Dan

    very cool! sitepoint is the bees knees! Thanks for the free ebook too.

  • Dane

    New look is refreshing, still not 100% sure that is better than before.

  • robert fabio

    dido the above, also like the facebook twidder links

  • Jerry

    I don’t see any way to log in. Firefox 23.0.1

  • Anonymous

    >.< I have 100+ e-mails in my inbox from comments on this post with no way to make it stop other than clicking "Report Spam" button or going through the hassle of setting up a filter...

  • Anonymous

    Oh cool, leaving a comment gives you access to your settings, at which point you can mute future notifications. Awesome. o_o

  • John L.

    New design is clean and sharp! Great work!

  • Wilson

    I love the simplicity and clarity of your new website, such that its so easy to move around from topic to topic and how finding the right lesson is instant. Thanks and good luck!

  • Suresh

    refreshing ,really love it

  • Samrat

    excellent and refreshing design and simple to navigate ,the colored piano button style technology name under the header could have been little smaller.

  • Andy

    Great work guys! Although i understand the rationale for not using images, I still think it could do with some small thumbnail / image that relates to the posts… Other than that, really well designed and presented.

  • Sara

    really nice, I like it

  • paulC

    A pleasure to use and navigate…

  • Michael

    Nice, sleek design.

  • Ramon Tonnaer

    Clean & Crispy.

    I like it.

  • Iphtach Cohen

    Nice, professional, I liked the mobile version

  • hliljegren

    The new site is much better now. Easier to navigate, but most of all I feel that the discoverability is vastly improved! Great job!

  • Les Keen

    You are without doubt the best out there, you spoil us with your knowledge, expertise and general help. thank you for being there. I must stress I am not a professional using your facilities, but only as a man on a learning curve using it as a hobby. But I did find your hyper-link from your e mail ( Section HTML:- You get a 404 error message when you click on read more after you see the text:- IS HTML RELEVANT IN ITS AGE OF WEB APPS). Sorry to be a pain reporting this.

  • Shabnam Rinth

    love the new interface with the clear navigation and crisp new look

  • Renato Garcia

    simple, functional and awesome.

  • saurabh Dixit

    More of user-friendly, most importantly is its responsive design, its niches consolidated under one, and ofcourse its new look.

  • GW Shaffer

    The new design is attractive and inviting. It brings new life to a company that I have been following for a long, rewarding time.

  • Robert Len Stallard

    Great design, especially for my old, tired, macular-degenerated eyes. I had a few problems signing up for the forum, even after turning off the “No Script” Firefox Addon (sometimes I forget I have it on). I couldn’t recover my old forum login, my email address was recognized as registered, so I had to re-register. I also had a bit of problems after signing p for “Talk with Experts’ where the Return to Page javascript didn’t work (I tried several times and made sure the No Script was disabled).

    Thanks for such a great resource and for the books, but even after following every link in the article and filling out all the signup forms, I only received three of the four books. The one I didn’t receive was the book that mostly allured me to go through all these signup forms. I never received the PHP Master book. Is there anyway to get it as promised in the promo?

  • Sagar Sutaria

    Beautiful & Sweet. Loving it.

  • erick

    Beautiful and functional new design!! Congratulations

  • Lex

    If site is simple, but at the same time usable, I call it a success. And your site is all that.

  • Konrad

    If I can suggest something. Just been digging into some of your categories, pressed a button to load more content(more articles) and just coudnt find out where the new ones start from and had to read trought to find out where I finished. Sorry for my english.

    I would add a line break. Apart of that the design is pretty impressive. Good luck!

  • pete

    when submitting email using chrome getting Error! Please try later.
    worked with chrome

  • Anonymous

    You guys have always been in the top 5 for me, but the new site is just fantastic. I hope I can find an in depth article on how to design a responsive web site including how to revamp an old site to a responsive one.

  • Anonymous

    Got 3 out of four of the free books. Mostly stumbled on link, but last one seems to be well hid. :D

  • Sandra J

    Nice clean design.

  • Zeetan

    Sitepoint team is really playing a significant role in IT industry. Good Luck Guys!
    Thanks for updating new things. Keep it Up!

  • Lynn Htut

    Nice Design….

  • David

    Site de référence et incontournable. Bravo

  • Vic Ganon

    So different. Easier to navigate.

  • Thomas

    Nice face lift. :D

  • Anonymous

    Such a breathe of fresh air. Thank you for the experience and the example.

  • Temidayo

    This is so, so exhilarating

  • Sai

    Yeah, the site looks cool now. So does the commenting system (which, like, somebody said, I saw first at Medium). However, this one does have its drawbacks I’m sure. For example, in order to see all the comments, you have to click on each one of the pluses in the article.. plus if you have comments about multiple sections of the same article, you’ll probably be deciding between commenting at different places in the article or consolidating them in one place…you get the drift. But then, I do see some of the advantages too. Will be good to hear how you feel about this commenting system after a few months.

  • JuanRa

    nice, clan and content centered, i like it!! but… fyi, i’m using ann old laptop with Chrome 18.0.1025.151 (Build para desarrolladores 130497 Linux) Ubuntu 10.10, and texter does not render properly, side ads superimpose to article text, as well as inline text links; maybe it’s a known issue on this version but… just in case not!!

    • JuanRa

      clan = clean
      ann = an
      texter = text
      damn keyboard!!… sorry for the typos

  • William

    Love the layout

  • Anonymous

    I think the new flat design is great. Very clean UI, fast, good use of white spacing in the listing areas and excellent focus on the article content. Liking the in line comments idea. I’m happy its been decided to bring all the categories under one site make it easier to navigate.

    I feel the category boxes on the home page are too big and take up more vertical space than they should. You can bump them articles up higher and possibly list more on the first load, so I don’t have to push the load more button.

    On my screen when I first land on the home page, I see the first row of posts but its at the perfect height where it does not look like there is more content to scroll down to without looking at the scrollbar. This would be the down side of your neatly aligning boxes across the screen and with all the spacing this could happen on a good range of devices. I know its difficult to design for every screen but you can improve this my mixing up the listings vertically as well.

    *Annoying* thing right now is you have disabled the resizing of this comment box in the CSS making it difficult to write a decent size comment. Personally this should auto size the more rows I write or just let me be able to resize the box as usual. As a user this will make a better experience and won’t put me off from writing comments.

    Otherwise its looking excellent, keep up the good work.

    • Anonymous

      Hey Richard, thanks for your detailed response (like so many others – we’re totally chuffed with the response). Your first point is noted but we’re always going to have a situation where the display on some browsers/versions/screen sizes may mislead people into thinking there’s nothing further to explore. As you point out, even with some pretty sharp tech work it’s impossible for a site like SitePoint to be all thing to all people (although we’ll never stop trying to get as close as we possibly can). The default size of the comments box is under review right now. Your comments may well help us to refine that. So, thank you.

  • Will

    Looks great and easy to navigate. Been coming to SitePoint for over 10 years now, glad to see it’s keeping up with the times instead of being like so many other older sites out there.

  • Chuck Cooper

    Nice – open – clean look. I like the “one-stop-shopping” concept also, yet your pages are uncluttered! I’m taking a lesson here.

  • KimE

    Wow. What a great job on the redesign. Like it a lot. Sitepoint has been a huge source of info for me and overall I think the new design will make things easier to find—and look pretty slick too. Things I like: the color+icon cues from topic to headlines to page; like the look of the comment system but…(see below); 3-col sub-page design; great use of icons in general. Things I don’t like: bootstrap slap (I’m getting tired of shades of gray and blue); colored menu boxes on home page carry a lot of visual weight, maybe squares or bars; comments drop down vertically making it hard to read more than a couple without scrolling; home page shows only headlines and I’d like a descriptive sentence; I don’t prefer four column design—like the look but info gets too cluttered for me. Final comment, great job all. Bet you had fun working it out.

  • Lisa

    Love the new look – clean and easy to navigate. Look forward to exploring it more. One thing – are “business” articles folded into various categories? Didn’t see a tab for that.

  • Mark Longmire

    I like the new interface. Clean and intuitive. I would like to see the same interface applied to the store and learnable.

  • Monica

    Love the new uncluttered look and the fact you made your site responsive. Always loved your books.

  • bart

    hmm sorry to say, but I keep on having a turning ‘wheel’ here when I subscribe for the ebook (Safari, latest mac mini … and yes I filled in my mail address). Later I checked with Google Chrome and it worked

  • bart

    hmm … I was too quick … also now I am getting problems in google chrome … perhaps the site is a bit too much visited?

  • Courtney Miles

    Were do we report problems with the new site?

    Part 2 of the PHP Front Controller article has been cropped of all it’s content (http://www.sitepoint.com/front-controller-pattern-2/). I hope the content can be restored soon as the article was gold.

  • Richard Murnane

    The new design looks great. Very easy to use. I like it.

    Minor point on the responsive design, as viewed on Firefox (on HTC Incredible S phone, portrait orientation). I selected Mobile from the main menu: the first section (with Android graphic and Go button) is about 1/3 wider than the rest of the content. The text in the section however correctly wraps to the screen width.

  • Vick Castro

    I like the new deign, very clean

  • Rob Clarke

    I’ve always enjoyed site point what a brilliant resource, thank you

  • Greg Nicholson

    Really like the new design. SitePoint.com and the reference books I have purchased over the years have been incredibly helpful in my endeavors.

  • Robert Robles

    Its good to have focused content. Clean design is a way to go. This will serve as an inspiration for my designs.

  • Alicia Masters

    I like the way you redid the site.

  • Gavin

    Sounds like the marketing department spent a lot of time coming up with a catch phrase, when “A bloody good, functional and useful site” would have done”

  • Rick

    Clean looking deign guys

  • Dileep Kumar

    New design is Quite simple, Responsive, and Looking awsome… All the best guys…

  • John

    Sorry to have to be the one to report “epic fail.” To claim my book, I am shunted off to learnable, where no credentials are passed – kinda flies in the face of “those niche content areas have all returned back to SitePoint”; where I am only presented with monthly or annual payment options to sign up there. Hmm …

    To be fair, other site who’ve recently updated are no longer able to process queries from my ancient system here – Chromium 18.0.1025.151 (Developer Build 130497 Linux) Built on Ubuntu 10.10, running on LinuxMint 10

  • Mathew Porter

    I noticed the layout last week, i like the clean navigation and look guys, kudos.

  • Antony

    Great Site… I found Build Your Own Website The Right Way & The Principles of Beautiful Web Design but can’t find the other two books… I give up…

  • minrangel

    I have the first three books but can’t find the “Build Your Own Website the Right Way with HTML & CSS, 3rd edition” one. tried reloading several times but no luck…guess I will try tomorrow if that doesn’t work…then I give up :) thanks for the others, they are great and the site looks great too :)

  • Gina

    I’m so glad you decided to bring everything back under one blanket. It’s not so fractured now – and I feel like it all has the Sitepoint seal on it.

  • germaine

    nice site
    interesting articles

  • Mike Hepton

    Great redesign nice site to view easily navigated a joy to use

  • Barbara

    Very nice!

  • brian

    Nice site but the links have gone.

    • Anonymous

      What links are those, Brian?

  • Anonymous

    Looks amazing guys. Moving to a responsive site means I’ll be here a lot more. And loving in line commenting. The only thing I now need is a way to collect and save articles for later reading and archiving (although Pocket does that for me I find inline discussions from the community just as valuable as the content of the article itself)

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  • Suzanne

    Hunted and hunted but I cannot find the links either

  • Suzanne

    I also didn’t get the book when I gave you my email address.

  • Rob Clarke

    hi guys, how can I unsubscribe from getting everyone’s comments?

    • Anonymous

      Rob, the notification email has a link at the bottom to Mute future notifications of comments on that article.

  • andreas

    very, very nice looking site.I like it.

  • Anonymous

    It looks clean and very nice, but it added a few bugs in important places. Please take a look at the first code snippet in this article and you’ll understand the “horror”. :P


    The sample is now technically wrong.

  • Anonymous

    I like the new design! It reveals content I was not aware was there :-)

  • Mark

    Very nice! Clean and readable. Looks like a Foundation navigation system

  • Anonymous

    Get the Nerd me now banner out of the way. How annoying

    • Chris

      This. Awesome, awesome site, but that banner is driving me crazy.

  • nr69lz

    Impressive effort. The inline comments are intriguing.

  • Anonymous

    Perfect design. Simple and beauty. :)

  • Pat

    Please add a Search using filters or advanced, so that I could search only within one channel or by date, or at least sort by date, something more! You have a lot of content and it is frustrating to have to page through unrelated stuff to find an article remembered from the past.

  • c0wfunk

    I’m probably in the minority but I hate the new design and the latest trend of turning the entire internet into a focusless pinterest like experience.