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By David Ponce

Well, Hell, and everything. We did it! After years (literally), we’ve re-launched OhGizmo! RSS peeps, come on down and tell us what you think. We think it looks kind of nice, and we hope you do too.

The design, layout and all graphic work was done by your very own Andrew Liszewski. He happens to be a freelancer, and I’m pretty sure he’s for hire. If you’re interested in pimping out your own site, let him know in the comments.

The very solid coding of Andrew’s design was done by Timothy Su, also known as Ignorant Cow. There was also some fine-tuning done by one of Andrew’s friends, whose name I’m as yet unaware. If Andrew wants to send him some work, he’ll let you know.

I’m pretty much dropping this in the middle of the night, against Andrew’s very nervous wishes. He’s a perfectionist, and he’s worried things will come crashing down if we don’t Beta test until we turn blue. I, however, have faith in his work and am pretty sure nothing will break. But, if you do notice things that are out of place, or if you simply love it (hate it) so much, tell us!

  • kunal

    awesome look…great work andrew :)

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  • wille

    Very nice! We will update our design too soon. :)

    Best regards from sweden!

  • wille

    Seems to load faster, but the old site looked clean and simple

  • Matthew

    Very nice! Makes me want to go ahead and sort out my site now ;) Keep up the good work.

  • Roger

    Like the new look. Great work!

  • Xantos

    Good look, bunch of the whole Web 2.0 stuff…

    One nit pick, the grey font for things like “comments” and such at the end of each article is very hard to see on laptop screens. Higher contrast in colors is greatly preferred.

  • Stephen

    Me likes!

  • Austink

    Good job, Better performance. I thought the old one looked cleaner, but I would rather be able to pull it up in under 10 sec. Nice work!

  • AG

    Love the new look.

    Few things i noticed:
    1) i’m posting this comment after ‘Austink’, and his name still appeared in the ‘name’ field when leaving a comment (does it always show the name of the previous person to leave a comment)
    2) i loaded the page with the ‘favorites’ side bar open and everything looked aligned, but when i closed the side bar the ‘OhGizmo’ title bar graphic became mis-aligned (same happened if i loaded the page with the side bar closed, and then opened it after, but the missalignment went the other way)?
    3) there is the note that says ‘*denotes a required field’, but there is no ‘*’ next to any of the fields?

  • AG

    P.S. times on the comments seem to be 7 hours behind (e.g. 7:27am, when it was actually 14:27pm)

  • TBM-Fan

    Well the new looks of site is ok, and loads faster, but where are all the ads?

  • Chalice

    Great Job!!! I look at your site everyday at work. With the new look it loads alot faster. Your blog is one of the best. :)

  • electro^plankton

    Looks awesome guys! Keep up the good work!

  • Tree

    Awesome design. Really love it:) Now lets get some more gadget updates:D

  • filterywater

    really cool! i love the smooth layout with the rounded edges. loads way faster, awesome fall colours!


  • DonCarlos

    I like the updated look…good job all around *claps*

  • Robert

    love the new design, looks great!! I already kinda miss the old one though. Oh well, onwards and upwards.

  • nico

    very nice!

  • ematoma

    Great layout, much cleaner than the previous one. Congrats!
    Another thing I’ve noticed is that the page loads much faster than before. Great!

  • james

    Really nice and clean, David! Congratulations on a fantastic redesign.

  • Paul

    Great design guys!!

  • Ian Weir

    Looks spectacular, I love it! Great job! :)
    Very neat & tidy, and everything just fits. I like the lower-contrast text you’ve used in so many places – very nice touch.

  • Ian Weir

    One other quick note – if you guys are really really obsessive about bandwidth usage, load times, et cetera, I figure you should be able to trim (at the very least) 5,062 bytes off of a front page viewing by compressing 8 out of the 20 .gif images into .png images – in my testing, the other 12 compressed better as .gif images.
    Yes, I have no life whatsoever. And yes, you can feel free to make fun of me for it. :P

  • Beef

    Very nice!!

  • Vic

    Nice Job guys!

  • AndroidReplica

    Very nice looking; loads a lot faster too.

  • Menwuur

    Wow im excited to see this, score one for the underdog. Love OhGizmo, its great to see you guys update the look

  • Daniel

    Nice look. But I’m missing the “Deliciously Geeky” line in the header. That line just made this site for me.

  • Nagga

    Nice new look, i like it, way more profi then previous (which wasnt bad allready).

    Minor xhtml issue: in my IE 6 in Winxp sp2 the right skyscraper banner gets bumped to below the list of blog-items on the front page, its fine on this comment page (while staying in its own collumn), looks like some boxed model problem (bad float, width or whatever).

  • Grunwalski

    I’m missing the old design. The new its good, but the old was better. And Daniel is right…the ?Deliciously Geeky? line in the header is missing

  • Cel

    The new design came out great!

    Good job guys! :)

  • Craig

    Its growing on me slowly – I dont like change! :)