We Are Mobile Ready!

Time for a new look and to finally get Headfonia.com to support mobile devices more and more. I am so fortunate that we were able to get the change done without much hiccups. Many many thanks to Themesindep who created the SimpleMag theme we use for the new look. Not only does it look great but the back end configuration is also great.

We are still tuning the little things around the website but generally this is the look of the new site.

We Are Mobile Ready!
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  • Reply August 17, 2013

    Darryn Harly Septalingga

    new theme are nice, but honestly i’d prefer to the old ones because it looks so much cleaner 😀

    well, it still looks beautiful and easier to navigate than the old ones… congrats for the new site mike 😀

    • Reply August 17, 2013

      L.

      Thanks Darryn

      • Reply August 17, 2013

        Darryn Harly Septalingga

        ah btw maybe you could remove recent comment section on the right side? since it already exist in footer section and it makes the website looks a little cramped. leave the right section only for the ads for cleaner looks…

        just my two cents :p

        • Reply August 18, 2013

          dalethorn

          The comments on the right are the only way I can see if a question I know has not been answered. There is no other way I found to get that information.

          • Reply August 18, 2013

            L.

            I know right, I want that back om the home screen too.

            • Reply August 19, 2013

              dalethorn

              But it would be good if we could scroll down a few days of comments instead of just a few that fit on the page.

              • Reply August 21, 2013

                Mike

                Sorry dale, I don’t know how to make that happen. It would be nice indeed.

        • Reply August 19, 2013

          Mike

          It would look cleaner but I think a lot of people would miss its functionality.

    • Reply August 18, 2013

      John123John

      I would say that the new theme is still pretty clean looking, although alot less simple than the previous. Most blog-type (no offense, headfonia is so much more than that! its a way of life!) site are going to this sort of theme.

      we are in the apple era~

      • Reply August 19, 2013

        Mike

        Yea bigger font and all.

    • Reply August 19, 2013

      Mike

      Thanks Darryn. The old one was my design but I thought it was getting old. 🙂

      The selling point of this new theme is that it supports mobile devices which is a big deal. You’re on the headphone shop and need to make a decision, take out the smartphone and check the review here. 🙂

      • Reply August 21, 2013

        Albert Broman

        To take it one step farther, concerning mobility, review the sound from LG G2 which boasts 24/192. Very interested in your views and opinions on this device as all the phone review sites seldom mention anything of significance when it comes to audio.

        • Reply August 22, 2013

          Mike

          Well I tried playing some songs from my Galaxy S4 Google Edition and my old Nexus 4, and I thought the sound is better than the average iPod and perhaps the iPhones too since the iPhones don’t sound too different from iPods.
          The sound is very clean, spacious, and with good dynamics though there are some artifacts in the midrange but well it’s a smartphone not an audiophile player.

  • Reply August 17, 2013

    L.

    Have you noticed something wrong? Do you have tips for improvement? Let us know in the comments section.

    To do list:

    1. Picture Galleries
    2. …

    • Reply August 18, 2013

      John123John

      I kind of feel like everything is too big. like fonts, spaces between, pictures, titles, etc. Everything feels like it requires more scrolling. (specifically the space after the review and before the comments)

      I think it would work out nicely if the comments section for the specific review were on the side, where the new comments are currently but I guess at the bottom is a little more normal.

      I do like how, i think, the width of the comments are longer though.

      4. If you are talking about on the front page, personally I prefer by date because that would make it easier for me to see everything at once but I can see how other may prefer by category. But you guys do have the drop down menu which should accommodate for that.

      um, What are the idk maybe featured posts at the top of the homepage? That takes up a whole page before we get to see the reviews. Maybe featured or popular reviews could be on the side? like as links or something. I think you used to have that before on the very bottom.

      the very bottom, grey. Lol honestly a few times when i was on that section, it thought I was on a different site or just didnt know where I was. Maybe somehow move the tags, which I use, up and to the side? basically cut that section in half. Honestly i dont feel like people will or want to scroll down that far.

      Sorry if I sound too critical. I have no credentials, just opinions but great job on the new theme. Very very beautiful.

      • Reply August 19, 2013

        Mike

        Thanks John for the input.

        Yes the new theme is bigger in everything. I don’t know why but it seems that the direction of the web is going that way. I suspect that’s because more people are either:
        1. Browsing on a mobile device.
        2. Using a larger screen size (20″ monitor is pretty common these days).

        Yes the wider width for comments do work out nicely.

        4. Yes let’s go back to by date.

        Which featured post at the top of the homepage? Are you talking about the ones on the menu pop up? They only show when you hover on the menu.

        • Reply August 19, 2013

          L.

          4. We are mobile ready, critique of audio cables and tokyo festival are on top

          • Reply August 19, 2013

            John123John

            yea those.
            I think on the previous theme, you guys had most popular reviews which I thought was cool. Maybe most popular of the month or something.

            also, am i reading this correctly? last headphone review was June 17th???
            eeek! thought this was HEADfonia, not AMPfonia! 🙂

            based on your comment, im expecting a lcd-3 review soon. Or maybe another HD650? jk jk

            • Reply August 19, 2013

              Mike

              Yea I know about headphones the market is flooded with headphones and I just feel that I ought to be more selective on what to write about instead of becoming a library of all the headphones released in the market. That would get old really quick.

              • Reply August 19, 2013

                L.

                I have 1 headphone review and 1 amp review as god as ready (pictures to do) Then another amp review and then a ciem. It’s not looking good for headphones 😀

                • Reply August 19, 2013

                  dalethorn

                  I think you should do whatever your instinct says is most relevant. The only thing I would suggest not to do is if you detect that any suppliers are pushing you toward something that’s in their interest, but not something that advances Headfonia to its readers, then you just push back a little. But it’s the kind of world where they do supply the goods and we just consume them and report on them, so they have that advantage and you just have to walk between the raindrops (as the saying goes).

    • Reply August 19, 2013

      Mike

      1. Picture galleries will have to be done manually so that’ll be the last thing I do.
      2. Comments, let’s discuss.
      3. See #2.
      4. Was just experimenting with this but it seems that per date is still the better way to go?

      • Reply August 19, 2013

        L.

        1. ok
        2. + 3. Let’s listen to the readers
        4. Great!
        5. Important 😉

        • Reply August 19, 2013

          John123John

          Whats the leaderboard? like most comments?

          • Reply August 19, 2013

            L.

            it’s a banner

  • Reply August 18, 2013

    David Masson

    Unfortunately not quad HD ready…

    • Reply August 19, 2013

      Mike

      What resolution is that?
      Do you have an example of a quad-ready site?

      Thanks David.

      • Reply August 19, 2013

        David Masson

        2650×1440 It is a common resolution for those “Korean” monitors. Same panel as in an Apple Cinema display. The only one that works very well with it off the top of my head is Wikipedia, believe it or not. The whole thing was mostly a joke, I just got the monitor, so I have been having some fun with my “first world problems.”

  • Reply August 19, 2013

    Mike

    Okay, COMMENTS SECTION:

    I can move the comments section back on the sidebar (so general layout will be like on the old site).

    HOWEVER, that layout is looking a little boring after all these years whereas the new full-page-wdith layout looks very fresh as you get a tile-effect of the article blocks.

    With the new full-page-width layout, it’s more bothersome to check the updated comments but if you do the reloads on the articles page you still get the comments on the sidebar. What do you think?

    I can still make the change to the old layout, but I thought the new layout looks fresher.

    • Reply August 19, 2013

      L.

      Well, we can use the emails we receive of the comments, but for the readers it might be more useful at the right hand of the screen. Whet do you think guys?

    • Reply August 19, 2013

      dalethorn

      What would be best is keep the new layouts, and have a way to get comments on the sidebar, and better yet, be able to scroll back through at least a few days of comments on that sidebar. I can’t spend a lot of time looking at different pages trying to find comments.

    • Reply August 23, 2013

      John123John

      So.. Im assuming we moved back to the old layout..

      Functionally, its much better and looks are nice too.

      A scroll or like load older comments or pages could be nice with the comments section but isnt totally necessary except for people like Dale (LOL sorry). I actually go through a bit of the comments as well but I am assuming they’re arent many like us. Maybe not.

      wheres my search bar?!?! 🙂

      Looks really good though. If the buyer’s guide gets updated, I will officially have no complaints! ^^ Very nice job, Mike and the rest of the Headfonia team!

      • Reply August 23, 2013

        John123John

        wait.. found the search bar…
        ohh.. pretty cool. little, i dunno, status bar.
        says im logged in as Lieven? idk.

        • Reply August 23, 2013

          L.

          sometimes that happens. You won’t have my admin rights though 😉
          I haven’t found the search yet myself lol. where is it?!

      • Reply August 23, 2013

        John123John

        Actually one more thing,
        Since we do have the wider layout, would there be a way we could have more levels of comments? I think it currently maxes out at 3 and at that point, gets a bit confusing to read if you werent following along from the beginning

        • Reply August 23, 2013

          Mike

          Sorry you have to be a Headfonia paying member to get more than three levels of comments.
          Just kidding.

          I have no control of that as DISQUS have total control over how they display the comments. Sorry.

      • Reply August 23, 2013

        Mike

        Thanks John 🙂

        Search bar is back. 🙂

  • Reply August 27, 2013

    George Lai

    Interestingly enough, with this new website, the 27 pages at the bottom throw up a few articles which I’ve not read before. It’s like re-reading a favorite comic. Nice.

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