Welcome To Our New Look Site!

Well it’s finally here. After all the slogging and staring at lines of PHP code for hours on end – we’ve done it. Our great new look site is live. As you can probably see, the new site is similar to old one, yet a lot different at the same time.

Some of you may be wondering why I would carry out such a major update to the site so quickly, since we have only be live for a few months. Well, RefuGeeks started as a personal blog of mine a couple of years back caled “Jingi Blog” – just for fun. It grew and grew, so I started a self hosted blog (RefuGeeks) back in May. I didn’t really know much about WordPress or PHP when I first start RefuGeeks, so I buried my head in lots of online material to really swat up on it. I already knew HTML pretty well so moving over to PHP wasn’t a huge step luckily. But because I didn’t know WordPress or PHP that well, I started of with a theme from the popular WordPress theme site WooThemes (I’d highly recommend these guys if you’re starting a new site and need a theme) – they are great but the theme I was using wasn’t really unique enough for me and it was more of a blog theme, were I see RefuGeeks as more of an e-zine (online magazine) rather than just a blog.

Since going live, RefuGeeks has snowballed – we’re getting around 30,000 hits per month and growing every day. We’re also ranked as PR5 on Google’s page ranking system. Which for a site only 3 months old is astonishing! All of this is thanks to the brilliant readers that we have on RefuGeeks – so because of your support, I wanted to give you the best online experience possible whilst on RefuGeeks – hopefully I’ve achieved that.

Anyway, I wanted to let you guys in on why I decided to carry out this pretty large update on RefuGeeks. I’m really keen to get your feedback to please feel free to leave your comments below whether they be good, bad or indifferent. Now starts the work of porting all the code over to our sister site, DroidHQ, YIPEE!

Welcome To Our New Look Site!
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  • shadowguy14

    It looks nice, could have been better

    • http://www.refugeeks.com/ Kev Quirk

      In what way do you think it could be better?

  • Yop Spanjers

    Looks great, but i miss the blog layout on the home screen… What CMS do you use?

    • http://www.refugeeks.com/ Kev Quirk

      Thanks Yop, I wanted the layout to be more of an online magazine layout than a blog, The CMS is WordPress.

  • http://www.computerandyou.net/ Abhishek Prakash

    Looks good but… The previous Ubuntu header on the homepage was much cooler.

    • http://www.kevquirk.com Kev Quirk

      You mean the purple banner? I did like that yes, but having the same purple banner contradicted the clean look of the new theme. I did try that first of all :)

    • http://www.refugeeks.com/ Kev Quirk

      Do you mean the purple banner? I tried that first of all but it contradicted the clean, light look of the new UI. So unfortunately it had to go :(

  • y2b4u3d

    Great and nice look I like it :)

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