The New and Improved Tmonews

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Dearest Readers,

Tmonews has seen some definite hardships in the last two weeks. Server troubles have plagued the day-to-day life of the website and caused my hair to turn gray. Really, it’s all gray now. In an effort to stem the anger and frustration I have experienced and the readers have endured we have decided to accelerate some of our plans for the unveiling of the “new” Tmonews. Dust will be prevalent for the coming days as we continue to iron out the kinks, adding in old features and starting anew on others. The site will look as you see it now, this is the Tmonews website adopted for the future and while we enhance it, we continue to ask for a little more patience. Tmonews will continue to be the T-mobile lover’s blog you have enjoyed up until now, just with a brand new look. So sit back, relax and enjoy the scenery.

Congratulations to Frank C, the winner of the Tmonews logo contest and recipient of the grand prize of $250!!!!!! Frank was kind enough to rework his strategy with his winning contest entry when we decided on a slightly different direction color wise and we are absolutely thankful for his hard work. Congrats, Frank!

Expect to see quite a few more changes as the time comes, don’t forget to visit our forums, follow us on twitter, receive the RSS feed and donate money to my “Get David a Macbook Pro fund.”

P.S. A number of posts and comments have yet to be imported, including comments from our most recent posts. We are working on importing everything in the next few days so please, hang tight!

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  • http://www.twitter.com/DtheArtist Dave

    Hmm… I like it, it’s kind of bland thou, but it looks more professional I guess.

  • http://www.russellheimlich.com/blog Russell Heimlich

    #666 is too light of a color in my humble opinion. I would reccomend using #444 or #333. Minor I know… but i heart contrast. And T-Mobile.

  • l3wish

    Wow the site loads 10x faster compare to ur old theme. Really nice logo man..

    • David

      Thanks dude, going to be some hiccups here and there while we smooth things out but its all for the future!

  • Reyes

    I really don’t like this new purple its kind of ugly and bland…. There were way better logos entered into the logo contest.

  • x9f

    why purple? WHY?

  • Elias

    Definitely looks more professional. Why purple? ‘Cause he has to pick a color. Why not magenta? ‘Cause Tmobile will sue him!

  • drivethruboy168

    Lookin nice! I think the purple accents it pretty nicely! Good job!

  • jusblase

    Yea now you definitely get that TMO feel,great job.

  • matt

    Love the new banner, actually digging the purple KEEP IT!!!

  • shadowhinu

    does load faster, looks like a newspaper site now

  • Rav

    Good job David!!! Finally… Worth the wait.

  • Broke

    Very nice and streamlined. Congrats everyone involved.

  • http://www.i-appreciate.org alt-mobile

    Just glad that you guys are back…

  • Dav

    Looking good!

    However the width of the site is way to wide. Too much side scrolling for those with a lower resolution screen.

  • 30014

    I’m liking what I’m seeing. There are improvements all around, from the graphics to the speedy load time. Congrats and keep up the good work.

  • yayo

    the forum still blue.

  • http://sgmediainc.com Steve

    Even though it’s a step up from the old site, it really looks like some sort of cheap template. Not to put the site down or anything, but if I didn’t know any better, I would think the site is just one of those cheesy placeholder websites trying to get me to buy stuff that they think I’m looking for.

    Also, what is that logo supposed to be anyways? Sure, there’s a ‘T’ in there, but what does it have to do with phones? And if anyone says ‘a dialpad’ you’re wrong.

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    That’s what a dialpad looks like. So if that’s what you’re going for, you missed the mark. Looks more like tic-tac-toe. I’m not a perfectionist, but I’m far from impressed here.

    Sorry guys…

    :-/

  • SB7785

    I like the new site, especially the faster load.

    I’m not going to knock it, because some will love it, some will hate it. But I do have one suggestion that comes to mind by looking at the main logo. Instead of having just one color, purple, for the topics with white lettering. Why not do some sort of fade from magenta to purple? Surely that can’t be copyright infringement, or can it? I think it would like really good. Perhaps start with magenta and fade it to the purple. Also maybe put some magenta in the logo circle. I really like it, but I think some magenta may put it over the top. Just my 2 cents. It’s worth it alone for the faster load time, hands down.

  • http://none kimmy

    I like it but http://www.logomyway.com has a great community of designers.

  • supes

    @Steve: You don’t get it… check out the dialpad icon on the iPhone or an Android phone for that matter. It’s a 3×3 grid. The concept of a keypad is distilled to it’s simplest form. That would commonly be called an “icon” or “logo” and the concept is clearly not something you get. You don’t have to show the detail of a keypad in gory detail to get the point across.

    For example, if you’re portraying the Golden Gate Bridge in an iconic form you’re obviously not going to show every single cable that holds the darn thing up. That’s called a picture. Pictures don’t make good logos. They teach you that in design school.

    You might also want to look up the word “abstract” as well. That should blow you mind.

    Your comment really show’s how little you understand design.