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This Week in the Life of Droid: 11/22/2013

Week In Review

It was a hectic week here at DL, with Kit Kat rolling out all over the place and HTC sending us over a One Max to play with. On top of that, we also received our Nexus 5 accessories from Google Play, plus we celebrated the official launch of the Google Wallet card. Cue Ice Cube’s “Today Was a Good Day.”

If you missed any of this week’s action, check out the highlights down below.

Have a great weekend, folks!

  • Steve B

    Whoa, whoa, whoa, I wasn’t ready for this on a Monday morning. Anyway, I’m over my initial shock and loving the new design so far.

  • normmcgarry

    I like the layout, especially now that it is responsive, but the font sizes are too huge. No reason to have them that big. I had to crank the zoom in Chrome down to 90%.

  • Corey Foltman

    I like the new look, except is seems a little World 4 of Super Mario Bros 3…

  • Tejas Karandikar

    Finally this website is viewable on mobile…Great redesign !!

  • Thanks for the early feedback on the new site layout. Seems that many of you are liking it so far! We are going to be constantly tweaking things over the foreseeable future to get it just right, so if things are bugging you, hang with us. Also, look for a post to introduce the new look tomorrow, which we’ll then ask for official feedback and bug reports.

    • Michael

      Please make it smaller

    • Steve B

      Hey, is there supposed to be a white vertical line to the right of the E in Droid Life? It looks a little funny.

  • Samvelavich

    I wish your store would receive a facelift :/ it still has the original design from like 2 or 3 years ago lol

    • Will work on this. We’ve neglected it for far too long.

      • Samvelavich

        do you guys still run your website off of wordpress?

  • g_what

    The website that covers mobile news FINALLY gets a mobile site. Took yall long enough.

    Looks good, btw 🙂

    • We had one, it was just hard to find. 😛

  • Danny

    I love the new layout but the pictures should below the titles, it’s a bit confusing to me but I could get used to it

  • droidftw

    The text for the body of the articles is too big for my tastes but everything else looks good. Good job guys 🙂

  • Great looking revamp on the site, guys!

  • Henry Green

    Great new layout guys. Especially the mobile site! 😀

  • Daeshaun Griffiths

    Now I understand what you wanted to do with the top bar when on mobile. Great job. I like the ad placement and you have pink in all the right places.

  • alex drum

    I have a 13in laptop I use. with the new update and its “MAKE EVERYTHING HUGE” motto, it makes finding articles a pain; also the titles not being at the top (now its pictures) makes things a pain. feel free to vote down, but I would love to hear some actually opinions.

    • XvierX

      I like the style but I agree that the giant header takes up a bit too much screen real estate (especially while viewing on mobile). I think I could get used to the author pic and date at the top. The black bar helps separate each story.

    • i have a 23 inch 1080p screen so its good for me… i like how wide it is. verge and engadget sites are too narrow…

      • ReturnOfTheMack

        Agreed. 13 inch 1080p laptop and I’m loving the wider layout, so much less wasted space.

    • droidftw

      It looks great on my 11 inch 2560 x 1700 Chromebook Pixel but it is too big on my 23 inch 1080p monitor (as well as on my 21.5 inch 1080p monitors).

    • master94

      Try using it at 75% zoom. Should fix your problem.

      • alex drum

        Yea, thats what I have to do. the problem is that I never had to do it before and I only have to do it for droid life; all other pages I visit are normal.

  • Larry Mao

    Spify site re-design.Though, I’d rather you move away from the magenta.

    • alex drum

      thats like saying apple should move away from its apple…

  • whoa new website design… i like it!!!!!

  • Albert

    Is it possible to integrate the google+ comment system as opposed to discus, which doesn’t work for me anymore for some reason? The new layout is legit though!

  • Matthew DiGiacomo

    Now all you need is to create a forum!

    • Michael

      There used to be a forum.

      • Matthew DiGiacomo

        Really? Been coming here for over 2 years. Never saw it!

        • ReturnOfTheMack

          forum.droid-life.com technically exists it’s just a bit…well I’ll let you see for yourself.

  • AbbyZFresh

    i don’t like this layout.

    Too much bland colors and flat everywhere. Did Google pay you to do this?

  • Michael

    what is new layout? NO

  • Sharkh20

    Everything is….bigger…

  • cizzlen

    Holy new layout batman!

  • XvierX

    New mobile page looks clean. Props.

  • George264

    ooo new website i approve

  • Tony G.

    like the new website

  • The new layout is fantastic!

    • wolfedude88

      Agreed! Very, very nice!

    • Capt. Crunch


    • master94

      Very nice, I was shocked when it loaded at first. So clean and simple.

    • Alex Boro

      Looks fantastic and the new mobile site is awesome too!

    • Futbolrunner

      I like it too

    • HoosierDaddy

      The website looks great. Even better with the zoom at 75%

    • mustbepbs

      God I hate change.

    • EvanTheGamer

      I hate change!

      Everything is changing!

      The world is changing!

      Now Droid-Life has changed!

      I don’t like it(change). But I guess I’ll have to get use to it.

      Also, great job on the redesign of Droid-Life. It does look pretty clean and simplistic. And flat, but in a good way.

  • ToddAwesome

    oooooooooer new website!!!

  • cole hartman

    The new website looks great!

  • Max One thing I really expect most of the week, It really is a dream of my phone. With a full range of elements that interest me. I would buy one and use it in their work

  • Zach B.

    Don’t forget Baby Kellex!

  • Rich Robinson

    Still waiting for that new Nexus 10 to be announced!