You might notice a few things different as your read Gizmodo on the bus/train/rickshaw/segway home this afternoon. We’ve been working hard behind the scenes to polish up our mobile site, and now we’re ready to take the covers off. Behold: our sexy new mobile site (and some other stuff too)!
Sexy Mobile Site
Our dev/designer duo, Ben and Rob, have been working super hard to put this one together for you.
The mobile site now includes all the other awesome stuff we’ve been working on over the last few months, including comment voting, membership log-in and sign-up as well as all the new graphical updates we’ve been blessed with.
Make sure you log-in to the mobile site so that your flair shows up when you’re out and about.
From there, you can upvote, downvote, report and edit your comments.
Don’t have an account? That’s cool, you can sign up via mobile now, too.
New Comment Formatting Options
Our comments section has been given some pretty amazing improvements in the last few months. Now you’ve got a brand new way to post comments, too.
Options in the new WYSIWYG comment box include bold, italic, underline, quotes, @replies and even a spoiler code! I have left comments down the bottom to show you all what they look like.
The most important of these new additions is @replies. If you’ve ever used Twitter, you’d know what an @reply is. Basically, the little name next to your display name is the @name you chose for yourself when you signed up. When someone mentions your @name, it triggers a notification in your profile so you don’t have to scroll back through every thread you’ve ever commented in to see if someone’s talking about that hilarious witticism you just left.
There have also been some changes to the way that comments are structured so our epic threads now look better.
On the back-end, I’ve also got a new way to look at the comments in moderation so I can get them approved faster! No more “ERMAHGERD WHERE’S MAH COMMENT?!”. You don’t see that stuff though, those are my presents.
Of course, none of this is accessible unless you’re signed in…
Today’s update is part of our continued membership-based commenting system. So no surprises that you’ll need to be logged in to vote.
Not a member? You can register here.
Membership has benefits, including on-site and email comment notifications, bookmarks, newsletters, exclusive competitions and more.
What do you think?