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GameSkinny Update 5/13 - Extra Spicy

Feast upon the latest changes from our talented dev team! (Why did I do that? Now I want chicken.)

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Our developers have cooked up a whole batch o' changes for you on GameSkinny today! Let's go over what's what:

Wait... Does Something Look Different?

It sure does. As a result of some of the font tests we've been conducting we're making a few more changes. The updates mean a couple of key things:

  • Pages will load faster
  • The 'bounce' you experienced on mobile devices is gone like last week's pork chops
  • In general you should experience all things GameSkinny in a slighty faster, slightly more awesome way

I won't point out all the changes to appearance here because, frankly, I want to see if you notice them and how you react. Consider it a scavenger hunt!

NOTE TO WRITERS: If you've used special table-style formatting in any of your articles (guide writers, I'm especially looking at you here) the new font updates may mean your content displays differently than it once did. Don't go changing things just yet, we're observing how readers and writers react to the updates and will most likely be releasing tweaks to things over the next several weeks. 

iPad / Safari Users Rejoice 

Once upon a time, when you loaded up a GameSkinny article in Safari, especially on an iPad, the ad that normally hangs out all quiet like in the sidebar would rudely infiltrate the very center of your article.  How rude! We've put that ad back in it's rightful place, and it won't be bothering your story any more. 

It's in the Mail

Your email, that is. For awhile now many GameSkinny members haven't gotten the daily news they requested. (Oops.) We fixed that. In the process though, we may have sent a few extra messages this morning (oops again). We promise to tone it down tomorrow. 

Questions? Comments? Suggestions? Feedback?

Share it with us in the comments - we want to know! As always, thanks for being a part of GameSkinny.

Originally Published May. 13th 2014

Editor in Chief

Editor in Chief at GameSkinny. I am the Gray Fox. Questions, comments, feedback? Bring it. Amy.White (at) GameSkinny.com



Comments
  • 55
    Stephanie Tang 2 months ago
    Featured Columnist
    The only thing to say to this is: yes, yes, yes!!!!!!
  • 35
    Proto Foe 2 months ago
    Senior Intern
    ^^^^^^^^^
  • 60
    Amy White 2 months ago
    Editor in Chief
    Thanks Stephanie! I know Brian mentioned the mobile bounce was a personal 'favorite' of yours ;)
  • 40
    Amazon Eliza Steel 2 months ago
    Featured Contributor
    I kept trying to Unzoom my Google Chrome settings. But, the changes are definitely nicer on my iPhone.
  • 60
    Amy White 2 months ago
    Editor in Chief
    Excellent and useful feedback, thanks E!
  • 35
    Stephen Johnston 2 months ago
    Columnist
    we are a bit ahead of the curve at this font size, but this font size across devices works really well as we've tested things. We get a fair bit of mobile traffic. More than the average site so we're working hard to find styles that convey across them.

    The rest of the font sizes (headers, listing and such) only changed very slightly just to introduce a bit of rhythm and relation between them.
    Last edited 2 months ago
  • 32
    Elijah Beahm 2 months ago
    Correspondent
    Well, I already ran this by someone before but -- maybe include the Bonus Points option to make an introductory slide for slideshows? And maybe an epilogue bonus points slide as well? That way they're safe from deletion and users are reminded to include them.