In this post we will show you the improvements that we have applied to our site to create a better experience for all users. We've also introduced a mascot! Read more about it after the cut:
Responsive DesignOur data shows that 47% of all our visitors use a mobile device to browse our website. Upon inspecting our old mobile template, we found a few problems that had to be fixed. Sadly, google doesn't allow us tweaking their default mobile template, so we had to come up with another way to fix it. We decided to use a completely new, responsive template.
Responsive means that the content on the website will automatically scale to the size of your screen, without removing features. This means that the sidebar will still be accessible, but might be pushed to the bottom of the page on smaller screens (such as smartphones or small tablets). Responsive also means that all users, mobile or not, get the same experience instead of a completely different website. Give it a try on your mobile device and let us know what you think!
New Sharing OptionsWe've always had support for various ways that you could share our articles. We've took the time to see what social networks commonly share our articles, and tweaked our share buttons accordingly. This means that Tumblr and VK are now part of the share buttons, as well as an e-mail and reblog button. In the sidebar you can also find a follow button for our Tumblr!
Meet Amy! Amy is now the official MLPMerch mascot! She's a friendly and energetic pegasus who flies trough the internet to collect new information about MLP merch. With the help of her glasses she's able to send all the data back to us!
You might see her pop-up on some of our banners, site-related news soon :)