Please welcome a refreshed experience at Domain Name Wire.
I’m excited to launch a refreshed version of Domain Name Wire this evening.
Best practices and trends in news sites have changed a lot since I began publishing Domain Name Wire in 2005. The last significant redesign of the site was in 2013, and it is time for a change.
Here are some changes you’ll notice in the redesign:
- Built for speed! I tasked my web designer with building a fast site and he delivered. Google focuses on what it calls “Core Web Vitals,” and the old version of Domain Name Wire was miserable. The previous version scored a pitiful 24 on mobile and 84 on desktop. The new version scores about 95 on mobile and 100 on desktop.
- See the most popular recent articles and latest podcasts at the top of the home page.
- A new logo. Trends in logo design have changed in recent years and the old Domain Name Wire logo needed an overhaul.
- A cleaner design.
Redesigning a site is tricky. I wanted to make sure my advertisers continue to get excellent visibility, so we built a better design for readers and advertisers. A big shout out to Ryan Townley for making this possible.
Please let me know if you see anything that’s not working correctly with the redesign.
Want some swag with the new DNW logo? The first ten people to comment on this post and say “I want the swag” will get some cool stuff in the mail. U.S. addresses only, please. (Don’t put your address in the comments. I’ll contact you for it.)