We’re proud to launch the brand new design for 24spoilers.com! Over the last weeks we’ve moved to a faster and more reliable web server and today we debut our new theme. The site was completely rebuilt from scratch and we tried to strike a nice balance between making things fresh and keeping it familiar.
Literally every single element of the site has been tweaked or redone, but we’re going to walk you through a handful of the more notable changes.
The first thing you’ll notice is the new streamlined navigation bar at the top of the page. It takes up much less vertical screen space than before and floats at the top of the page as you scroll down.
Images are now higher resolution and quality, and they’ll show up at the very top of posts. Videos will also appear at the very top as well (here’s an example). This requires updating thousands of posts, so it will be a while before the older stories.
There’s larger more legible fonts, pull quotes for articles, sub-headline teaser text, redesigned audio and video players, and redesigned polls among other things.
Photo gallery pages (like this one) have a black background so you can better focus on the images themselves. The title and description are now positioned to the right of the photo so that you don’t have to scroll down to see the image details.
The other images are now represented with larger thumbnails. On mobile devices you can now swipe through the photos and on desktop browsers you can navigate with your left and right arrow keys.
We’ve got a daily newsletter in the sidebar that you can sign up for. This will send you a single email per day with a roundup of all our posts from that day. There’s an opt out link at the bottom of each email if you wish to stop receiving email updates. We respect your privacy – no spam, promise.
We’ve always worked hard to make sure the site works on mobile. You can now search from mobile, access the social network links, swipe through gallery pages, and watch more videos than before.
- Music page now has larger album arts and we’ll soon have an audio player there where you can stream every track.
- Cast pages now have widescreen images, Instagram profiles, and a sidebar that shows their latest posts. Much more to come with this later.
- Sidebar now has trending and latest news combined in a toggle to reduce clutter. In addition to the newsletter mentioned above, there’s also a featured poll that will be updated every couple of days.
- Speed. The design is extremely optimized and should load faster than before. And there’s still some optimizations to do on the server side which will make it go even faster.
This new design will continue to be tweaked and iterated on, and there’s most likely some bugs and quirks to work out. We cannot possibly test on every single browser and device out there, so if you come across a bug please don’t hesitate to report it and we’ll try to get it fixed ASAP.
Almost every other “24” website has either shut down or been inactive for years, but we’re committed to making this a great community for fans of the show. Everyone who posts comments, shares our posts on social networks, sends us news tips via the contact form, or just continues visiting, we’d like to say thank you!