Polygon’s first redesign was in the form of an open source project that allowed developers to share their work and improve it for other people.
We’re not done yet, but that doesn’t mean we won’t keep the same interface.
We’ve taken a fresh look at what we think are the most important things to do with the site, and what we’re excited about moving forward.
Our top five decisions for 2017, and where we see our site heading in the coming year.1.
Stop using a “new” logo.
The old logo was a very confusing mess that made it difficult to tell which article was which.
With a new logo, you can see a bit more clearly what the site is about.
You can also see what other news sources are covering the article, and when.
The new logo is much cleaner, and is also easier to navigate, which is a win for the readers.2.
Add some “news” sections.
While we’re always open to suggestions for new features, this year we’re also taking a look at where we think we can improve the site.
The news section was an area where we felt the site needed a boost.
We think that we’ve added a lot of useful tools to the news section, and we think it’s time to add some of those as well.
This is a great place for users to discover the most interesting content, and also to learn more about the site and what’s happening in the world of games.3.
Get rid of the “all content” sidebar.
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If we were to do away with the “news section” completely, this would make it easier to find what you’re looking for.
We have an active developer community, so it would be great to see more news stories on the site about new games, as well as the latest news about upcoming events.4.
Move more content to the home page.
The home page is an excellent place to find out more about our content, as we don’t have a dedicated developer community to write posts about.
However, this is where the most information is shared, and it would help to get the best out of it.
Instead, we’ve created an “all articles” section in the sidebar, which allows users to jump directly to the most relevant article, without having to go to the homepage.
This would make navigating the site easier, and would also help us make sure that we didn’t miss important updates.5.
Add a “top stories” section.
We believe that the best way to keep our readers up-to-date is by getting their stories in front of them.
We want to keep this approach going, and with this redesign, we hope that we’ll be able to provide the same kind of content that you find here.
This section would have a section dedicated to games news, and a section devoted to the latest gaming news.
We’d love to see a section like this on the homepage of Polygons sister site, The Escapist, but we’re not sure how long it would take to get it ready.6.
Fix the mobile interface.
The mobile version of the site has been a nightmare to build.
There are tons of things we could have done to improve it, but the bottom line is that it is a mess.
As we mentioned earlier, we think that it’s important to improve our mobile site as quickly as possible, and so we’ve made some tweaks to it.
The main change is that we now have a “mobile” tab on the left sidebar.
This will be a good place to share links to the content you’re interested in, and will also let you know if a link has been shared.7.
Add “top” news section.
The “top story” section is an important place for information to go, and if we had it on the mobile version, we wouldn’t be able a lot to share in that area.
We are looking forward to working with the Polygon team on a better way to share the news on the home screen, so we hope to see this change go into effect in the next few months.8.
Add more games.
We know that some of you are still worried about the lack of games on Polygon.
While this may be true for you, we know that there are plenty of great games coming out in the near future.
We don’t want to be the only place where games are covered, and that’s why we are also looking into ways to bring games more into the spotlight.
We already have a team working on bringing more games to the site this year, and as soon as we’re able, we’ll share more details on this.9.
Remove “News” section from homepage.
In the last year, we have seen a lot change in the news and games sections on Poly