A New Look

A little while back Jorel wrote a post introducing our new logo and design. We’ve rolled it out slowly on our blog and twitter accounts and some emails, but this weekend we’ll be pushing it out to our public website and within The Old Reader application. Most of the feedback has been really positive and for that we’re grateful. But as with any change, we’re sure there will be a bit of pushback. The important thing to know is that while some colors and the logo may be different, the interface remains largely unchanged.There is one big exception to that which is our new reading view. This is one of the most exciting updates we’ve made in a while and it’s changed the way that I personally I use The Old Reader. It’s revolutionary only its simplicity, but it truly puts the focus on reading and has improved that experience for me dramatically. I use it constantly on my iPhone and have really enjoyed it weekend mornings with a cup of coffee in a nice chair.It’s like old school Instagram in that the only view is most recent to oldest, although you can modify that by changing your sorting preference. Most of the other chrome is gone, you just read and swipe to move forward or backward. You can share, like, comment as usual but the really great thing is the format feature. It basically takes partial posts and brings them back in their entirety and formatted for the browser.  As of this weekend it’ll be available for all premium subscribers in the Experiment’s section. We just want to get some initial feedback from this group and then we’ll be rolling to the entire community.We hope you guys are excited about the new look and new view. We’ve never been more excited about The Old Reader and we’ve never been more convinced of the importance of RSS, the open web, and people who make the effort to be informed and educated. You guys are the best!

A New Look

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A little while back Jorel wrote a post introducing our new logo and design. We’ve rolled it out slowly on our blog and twitter accounts and some emails, but this weekend we’ll be pushing it out to our public website and within The Old Reader application. 

Most of the feedback has been really positive and for that we’re grateful. But as with any change, we’re sure there will be a bit of pushback. The important thing to know is that while some colors and the logo may be different, the interface remains largely unchanged.

There is one big exception to that which is our new reading view. This is one of the most exciting updates we’ve made in a while and it’s changed the way that I personally I use The Old Reader. It’s revolutionary only its simplicity, but it truly puts the focus on reading and has improved that experience for me dramatically. I use it constantly on my iPhone and have really enjoyed it weekend mornings with a cup of coffee in a nice chair.

image

It’s like old school Instagram in that the only view is most recent to oldest, although you can modify that by changing your sorting preference. Most of the other chrome is gone, you just read and swipe to move forward or backward. You can share, like, comment as usual but the really great thing is the format feature. It basically takes partial posts and brings them back in their entirety and formatted for the browser.  

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As of this weekend it’ll be available for all premium subscribers in the Experiment’s section. We just want to get some initial feedback from this group and then we’ll be rolling to the entire community.

We hope you guys are excited about the new look and new view. We’ve never been more excited about The Old Reader and we’ve never been more convinced of the importance of RSS, the open web, and people who make the effort to be informed and educated. You guys are the best!