RazorianFly 7: See What’s New

RazorianFly 7: See What’s New


 Visuals Fit For Any Device

iOS 7 is officially here — and ‘flat’ is in. That’s why we’ve decided to completely revamp the way RazorianFly looks to your eyeballs.

There are no shadows, obvious gradients or tacky inconsistencies. With RazorianFly 7, we wanted to take the idea of simplicity and build upon it, finally providing a responsive reading experience on Mac, iPhone and iPad that we can say we’re proud of.

 

New Ways To Browse

You come to RazorianFly to read great content.

We understand that — and that’s why we’re introducing a few new ways for you to browse the content we publish on a frequent basis. RazorianFly 7 includes a number of custom post formats that will be showing up as we go forward. Featured news stories will be shown via a touch-responsive slider, while non-featured content will be laid out in one of the following two ways.

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These two layouts now give us the flexibility to serve up the content you love in a more visual and engaging way — not only on a Mac or PC, but also whether you happen to be browsing the site from your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad.

App Streams

We’re a site that loves to talk apps — So why not show you those apps, too?

Telling you about the latest and greatest apps is the most-important aspect of what we do. And now, we’re going to show them to you, too. We don’t just mean in the article view. That’s common sense. Instead, we want to show you the apps that we’re using currently. The apps that are currently trending with users on iTunes.

And here’s how we’ll do it.

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Clean, simple and fun.

Retina + White Space

In addition, we’ve totally revamped our mobile site to better reflect this need for simplicity. In fact, we’ve stripped everything out that absolutely doesn’t need to be there. Now fully “Retina”-ready, we think you will agree that fonts and typeface just look great. White space now speaks to its purpose, elevating the aspect that matters: The Content.

You won’t find ads here. This is an ad-free zone.

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For The Most Worthy Of Quotes

Words are beautiful — and we think they should look as good as they sound. That’s why with RazorianFly 7 we’re introducing a new style for pullquotes and blockquotes.

Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected.
- Steve Jobs

AppChase Support

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Our new app discovery engine AppChase is now built into the entire site. Heading to the “Apps” menu option will now see you able to search and browse the Top 100 App Charts with ease — and, in just a few weeks, we’ll be officially launching support to search the UK iTunes App Store and Mac App Store for the apps you love, too.

 

New WebClip Icon

Of course, with all this new visual eye-candy we simply couldn’t let it go without a new webclip icon. Those of you who have been following us on Twitter over the last serveral days may have already seen this, but for those who haven’t.

Here it is — in all of its “Retina” glory:

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Enhanced Sharing

Sharing is important.

It connects us all to each other in some way. With RazorianFly 7, we’re introducing collective sharing — along with our very own “like” system. Here’s how it works. At the bottom of every article we publish, whether you’re reading on a Mac, PC, iPhone, iPod or iPad, we’ll show you one-click options to share the article to Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and Pinterest.

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But, in addition, we’ve also begun collectively counting these shares. This serves two purposes. First, it makes it easier for us to determine which content is popular among the readership, and thus may deserve spotlighting. But it also serves as a way for you to see the content that is trending.

To the left of these options you’ll now find our in-built “Like” system. It’s separate from all other social networks. We’re calling it “Love+.”

It’s marked by a red heart. Tapping it going forward will see the count underneath the symbol increase, signaling the popularity of that particular article among the RazorianFly community. Just for kicks, we’ve also built it into the new ‘Trending” widget we’re showcasing on our right sidebar, meaning that contributing to “Love+” will directly affect that article’s influence and exposure on the site.

 And Finally.

We know some of you come to RazorianFly — not for the very latest news – but rather, news which has been published in the past. Previous to today, browsing this entire archive has meant painstakingly wading through pages (per day). With RazorianFly 7, though, this is a thing of the past.

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On every page of the site, towards the bottom, you’ll now find access to our monthly archives. We’ll show you the latest 12 months, and tapping any month will see you flown to the content archive for that specific period.

We think it’s going to make your browsing of content which we’ve perhaps published in the past a whole lot easier — and we can’t wait for you to start using it.

Just head below to get started.

 

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