The Devlounge Redesign: Sneak Peak #1

It’s been a bit quiet on the Devlounge redesign front for some time now. Juggling a lot of project can do that to a man. However, things are rolling again, so expect a relaunch soon enough. No, I won’t make an estimate yet, those always break anyway, right? Maybe I shouldn’t have said that…

I will, however, give a sneak peak as to what you can expect from Devlounge once the redesign is rolled out. I’m talking about the new categorization of our content.

Brand New Categories

Screenshot from next DevloungeToday’s categories doesn’t really work well with how Devlounge have evolved. I’m sure the plan behind the current layout is both cunning and brilliant, but things change over time, no matter how well you plan them. A good and logical categorization of content for such an editorial site as Devlounge is crucial. I repeat: it’s crucial!

That’s why these will be our new main categories, replacing the old ones.

  • Code focusing on PHP, CSS, XHTML and similar, tutorials and snippets
  • Design on trends, web 2.0, inspiration, critique and praise
  • Opinion being commentary on the web from the staff, will probably delay this one for focusing reasons
  • Publishing blog platforms, forum systems, open source applications as well as paid ones, things you need to publish a website, basically
  • Strategy for launch and relaunch, monetization and SEO, things to help you succeed
  • Webapps is about online tools, necessities, desktop replacements, cool apps, things like that

There might or there might not be room for sub-categories. With tags, I personally think that pinpointing a post’s topic is better left to the tags, the fewer categories you can get away with, the better.

I’d say that the categories Code and Design are the most important ones, the primaries, with Publishing being secondary, and the rest being less frequent on the site. How does that sound to you? Let me know in the comments.

  1. By David posted on May 27, 2008 at 2:36 pm
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    Will you be releasing the existing wordpress theme at all when the new one goes live? :)

    (crosses fingers) :)


  2. By Rolf posted on May 27, 2008 at 6:31 pm
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    Those categories sound promising.

    Can´t wait to see the result 😀

  3. By ty posted on June 4, 2008 at 3:36 pm
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    Good job breaking down the categories.
    How to separate Publishing and Webapps, they seem sort of the same?
    Where does CMS type articles come in publishing then?

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