Welcome to the new PC Perspective!

Subject: Editorial | April 14, 2011 - 10:02 PM |
Tagged: pcper

As of just after midnight ET on Friday the 15th of April, we made the switch over to the new version of the PC Perspective website!  This is a very exciting (and daunting) time for us here on staff, so please bear with us as we fix the little hiccups that will occur during this time.  In fact, we need your help!  If you see something wrong, strange or something you just plain don't like, please leave us a comment in the are below after you have signed up for a new account.  

We are counting on YOU to help make PCPer.com better for all of us!

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Not only that be we are going to be giving away lots of PRIZES over the next couple of week thanks to our awesome sponsors that have stuck with us over the years.  Keep hitting up the home page for the first prizes to be revealed and how to win them...

I know you will have some questions and I will try to answer the most common ones right here.  If you have more, ask them in the comments and I will update this post accordingly!

  • The Forums haven't changed at all!
    • Nope, not yet, but they will be altered to the same style of appearance you see here very soon along with a VB version upgrade to boot. 
  • Do I have to use a different login / account here on the main site rather than use my account from the forums?
    • You CAN use the same username / password from the forums if you want, but you DO have to create that new account here on the main PC Perspective page, however.
  • The "Latest Forums" tab on the right is empty
    • Yes, we know, thanks.  Working on that tighter integration with the forums!
  • There seems to be a lot of overlap between the "Latest Topics" and "Latest Reviews" and the flash thingy on the home page.
    • We agree and are working on ways to make it less redundant. 
  • The Hardware Leaderboard is missing some content...
    • Yes, we are working on setting that up again today as well.  Sorry about that, it will be live again very soon!

 

Source: pcper.com
April 15, 2011 | 10:19 AM - Posted by Roosauce (not verified)

Love the new layout guys. It took me about 6 months to work out that the little icons of the last site were sections. Te new layout is much more modern and clear.

April 15, 2011 | 10:27 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Looks great on my HTC's thunderbolt , Loads anb scales fast. Flash player and tabs works excellent.

April 15, 2011 | 11:02 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Nice and about time with the comments - most of the blogs I read most of the interesting, important and comedy is in the comments, I imagine you will now see you page views increase.
Well done.

April 15, 2011 | 11:57 AM - Posted by JSL

I could see a lot of issues arising in the comments in the form of spam and moderation. Just something to keep in mind while working out the kinks. ;)

April 15, 2011 | 01:49 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

omg this site went from decent to FUGLY. i used to come here every day and read the topics etc.. now its such an inelegant mess of a website :(

April 15, 2011 | 02:04 PM - Posted by djskinnyb

In the old format the news section articles would occasionally have related links at the bottom of the news article. I this format I have to click the "read more" in order to see these links. Doing this for each article in order to check for links is time consuming and aggravating. Please get the related links back on the main page.

April 16, 2011 | 06:03 AM - Posted by Ryan Shrout

Fair point, I think we can do that.

April 16, 2011 | 01:44 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Echoing djskinnyb's sentiments about the article links. Please get them back on the front page!

April 16, 2011 | 02:59 AM - Posted by AlphaComputing (not verified)

Love it!

i have always thought pc per needed a update!

April 16, 2011 | 08:59 PM - Posted by @chefbenito (not verified)

Love the new site guys, keep up the good work!

April 17, 2011 | 11:15 AM - Posted by Mr. Perfect (not verified)

I feal old saying this, but I have to squint to read the text now. In Firefox 4 it looks like it's about ten point font. Could you bump it up a couple of points? 12 or 14, or whatever it was before?

April 18, 2011 | 07:57 AM - Posted by Ryan Shrout

We have had one or two comments to this degree - we are going to experiment with a slightly larger font, yes.

April 18, 2011 | 11:56 AM - Posted by Mr. Perfect (not verified)

Great, thanks.

April 18, 2011 | 07:11 AM - Posted by rmadball

made new account but your site gave me the password. How do you change it? Can't edit my own profile.
Other than that, the site looks freaken awesome :)

Update:
I found where you can edit profile. Really got to make it easier. The button (link) is so small and away from your line of site (on the right). I suggest using a button or icon and it should be placed on the left not the right. Using a link is kind of corny.

April 18, 2011 | 07:58 AM - Posted by Ryan Shrout

If you click on your name in the top header area, you can edit your profile there, right?

April 18, 2011 | 06:58 AM - Posted by rmadball

@Mr. Perfect.
Just hold control button and hit the + button. Text will get bigger for you lol

April 18, 2011 | 11:55 AM - Posted by Mr. Perfect (not verified)

That's a work around, but not a real solution. You'd have to reduce it again when you browse to other sites, otherwise they'd look like they came out of the large print section of the library.

April 19, 2011 | 06:01 AM - Posted by truk007

I am so glad we are able to add comments to the reviews, finally! Great job on the new look!

April 26, 2011 | 09:21 AM - Posted by nabokovfan87

I don't know if it can be changed, but on the window that loops the latest 5 posts, can the loop with the numbers be moved out of the way. The pictures are completely cut off and you can't see them.

April 26, 2011 | 06:44 PM - Posted by truk007

I don't know if you're addressing this or not, but after logging in to my account the search bar disappears. Not that it's a big deal to log out.

April 29, 2011 | 01:35 PM - Posted by Ryan Shrout

What search bar disappears? Can you show me a screenshot?

April 27, 2011 | 03:44 PM - Posted by Peter from Australia (not verified)

Hi, First let me say that this site is one of the most informative for tech, and I read every day. However, I much prefer the old setup, why?. It used all of the screen area, now it only uses the center of the screen. I use a 24" full HD screen and now I have unused wasted space on either side of the screen. This to me is a waste of screen space. Yes have a new format, but use all of the screen, please. Keep up the great stuff.

April 27, 2011 | 06:09 PM - Posted by amdcrankitup

I think the layout on you site is just fine it has more than an abundance of reviews and current news and just filled with so much content it just like a one stop shoping place for the latest in technolgy! Im not really sure Im the one you should be asking aftre a couple of brain surgeries my mind has the ability to loose its cognitive thinking skills and totally loose track of what Im thinking and why so someone more focused would be a better candidate for site feedback but I seem to be able to navigate ok!The only thing I have a problem with that is a GOOD Problem to have is the the amount of giveaways youhave had here lately which like I said to me is just another oppurtunity to get blessed with a win on something I could use and need so keep them coming because I want to win and have a good day for once in a while and maybe make it easier to see who the winners are so I will know if I have got so lucky! Thanks guys sorry for the xtra long answer but like I said those cognitive thinking skill have been diminshed but no its not old times! LOL Im just a 55 year ole geek that loves computers, overclocking, modding and just sheer raw power!

April 27, 2011 | 06:17 PM - Posted by SHAWN3985

I definitely like the new layout. It was a bit to get used to at first but I do like it now. Great job on site and thank you OCZ for being a sponsor. Thanks Ryan...

April 28, 2011 | 07:04 AM - Posted by carlos (not verified)

great site..only one thing can you post the podcast a little more quickly

April 28, 2011 | 02:39 PM - Posted by willie242

Thank's OCZ for its sponsorship of PC Perspective. The new site sure is pretty; but it will take a little getting used to the layout.

April 29, 2011 | 05:19 PM - Posted by slugbug55

When you post contest winners can you post them in the original post if possible please.

May 4, 2011 | 10:23 AM - Posted by shawn811

Thanks OCZ for sponsoring the contest.

(Noticed there is already a FAQ explanation already). The forums login I created isn't the same as the new pcper.com login. No biggie, I just made the same login/pass on both forums and the new pcper.com.

May 23, 2011 | 02:12 AM - Posted by Frozen Summers (not verified)

On my browser (Firefox 4 on mac, fully updated) all the content is cut off to the left hand side as shown here: http://bayimg.com/DAInGaADd

Was kind of tricky to post this too, since I had to turn off the page style to see the invisible word verification thingy.

May 23, 2011 | 07:12 AM - Posted by amdcrankitup

I think the layout of the site is just great its easy to navigate and appealing to the eyes great job!!

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