The new Mashable can be described in three words: social, mobile and visual.
Our community has always been one of the most socially connected news audiences online. Our current design, however, doesn’t let you find the stories that are bubbling up on social media sites. The new Mashable does exactly that. While you can still read our latest stories in the “New Stuff” column, those articles gaining traction on social media services now hop over to a column called “The Next Big Thing.” Meanwhile, the stories being shared the most progress to the “What’s Hot” column. At a glance, you can see what’s new, what’s next, and what’s hot around the social web.
The new Mashable is also focused on giving you the best possible experience on every screen. Last month, Mashable was accessed on more than 2,000 different types of devices — our site will now look great on all of them! Using responsive design techniques, the new Mashable melds to fit any device, all the way from mobile phones to giant desktop monitors. With more than 30% of Mashable readers now consuming our content on mobile devices, we’re delighted to provide a great reading experience on the go.
We’re going more visual, too. We love big images. You tell us you love them too. So why not provide the biggest, highest resolution imagery possible on every device? Not only does Mashable have better imagery than ever before, but you can now share individual images from each story to your social networks (more on that later!).