The next step for BGR!

By on October 31, 2010 at 11:59 PM.

The next step for BGR!

It has been four years since the launch of Boy Genius Report and I can easily say that I have enjoyed every single day while working on growing, expanding, and continuing to break the biggest stories in the mobile category. Today, Boy Genius Report is growing up. We are finally switching over to the www.bgr.com domain (though www.bgr.com will still continue to work as a redirect) and the first phase of our expansion is underway. We have hired more full-time writers in the past 4 months than we have had in the past four years and we are definitely not stopping. Today, I’m super excited to introduce the new redesign for BGR that has been in the works for several months. It encompasses everything the brand is — authentic, cleanly designed, relatable, and of course, that indescribable edge that it won’t ever lose.

Every segment of the site has been redone and reworked. From our Featured Articles and Top Stories area at the top of the page which will enable us to feature a wide variety of content, a brand new gallery which enables our photos and albums to be consumed even faster, to a new commenting system (finally!) which will promote an even higher level of communication between our readers. It also includes informational resources like BGR Analysis, places to meet the editors of BGR and to check out our thoughts, predictions, commentaries, and much, much more. The new BGR is everything that I have envisioned it to be for a long time.

Thank you guys for making us the number 1 mobile site (and the number 4 tech site in the world, according to Technorati!). We are plugging away harder and harder every day to continue delivering the highest quality breaking news, original content, and of course, that original BGR voice that you love. There are many more exciting things in the works, and I can’t wait to share them with you.

Of course, drop those comments in — we want to know what you think of the new design!

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BGR v2.0 launched!

By on October 26, 2009 at 1:31 AM.

BGR v2.0 launched!

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No, your eyes aren’t deceiving you… we’ve just rolled out a brand new redesign of BGR! There are so many amazing things we’re proud of and it just felt time that we freshened up the site. We’ve dramatically improved comments and you can vote them up or down (lowest voted comment will be hidden with an option to view them) and we’ve streamlined how posts are displayed. But that’s not it. Check out our color-coded badges for important categories like breaking news or featured posts to help you keep track of them, an improved and redesigned gallery is coming ASAP, plus we’re also introducing a brand new feature called BGR Whispers. Think of this as Twitter for BGR. You won’t find us telling you anything personal, but what it will enable us to do is post information we’re hearing that’s not confirmed. Basically its place is between something we’d tweet and something we’d post — not confirmed enough to warrant a real post, but definitely intriguing enough to share. Expect a whole heap of those.

We’re also taking this opportunity to re-brand the site as BGR. That’s how we’re referred to 99% of the time, will enable us to expand on our content while always kicking ass in the mobile/gadget space, and hey, it’s just easier to say.

Special thanks to our guys at Out:think web design and development. They put up with our crazy requests, took abuse daily, and did an awesome job.

Feedback is of course welcome in the comments. Enjoy!

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