Changes to WebWorkerDaily

There are some changes happening to all of the sites in the GigaOM family, including WebWorkerDaily. Today, we’re introducing a new consistent header navigation across all the sites, and soon we’ll be making some under-the-hood changes, too.

Why are we doing this? There are many reasons, but the key ones are:

  • Improved user experience. It’s probably fair to say that the performance of webworkerdaily.com has been extremely sluggish recently. The performance of the new site will be much better, improving the experience for our readers. It should also be much easier to navigate.
  • Increased exposure of our content. There is a ton of great technology content from some terrific writers on the network, much of which you probably don’t get to see even though it might be interesting to you. We’re redesigning the navigation and the organization of the network so that we we can introduce our readers to some of the great stories from our other sites. On the flip side of the coin, it should also mean introducing WebWorkerDaily’s content to a much wider audience.

At some point soon we’ll have a new URL structure to go with the updated design. It’s important to point out that this doesn’t mean that our content or writers will change. We’ll still be publishing the posts that you come here to read, and you can still subscribe to our email newsletter, RSS feed, our Facebook page and our Twitter feed, which will all function exactly as they did before. The difference is that we’ll also be able to introduce you to more of the content from around the network that we think you’ll find interesting, too. The new design and backend should give us a way to showcase content from across all blogs, with each site picking out the pieces that meets the needs of its unique set of readers; the objective is to give you a more frequently updated and well-rounded view of the world of tech.

Any problems with the new design? Let us know in the comments.