This also means that our dedicated apps ... will be going away. Apps are great, but The Verge is a website, and we want people to have the best experience with our content where it is created and designed to be viewed. Which is on the web. Because we’re a website.
Good for you. Designers talk a lot about eliminating distractions and focusing on the essential things, but it's always easier said than done.
Finally. I've been waiting for a mobile friendly website for The Verge since I can remember. Definitely a whole lot better, but I can't help feel a little disappointed. I don't mean to put down the efforts of the team involved, but one thing that disappoints me is the fact they're still using a Bootstrap fixed width container. A site like The Verge is begging for full screen real estate, editorial sites like this are made for wide screens.
I like the current design the way it is, but feel the boxiness of the container makes it feel constrained and outdated a little bit on my 27" monitor at least.
Loads sooo quickly comparatively.
Never been keen on their design, but one of the reasons I avoided it was due to it's heavy loading times.
About time. Pretty cool that the desktop view is basically unchanged, though. It's all too easy to sacrifice an existing design (with which readers are already familiar) at the altar of Responsive Design.