Want a sneak-preview at the future of iMore? Check out the new CrackBerry!

CrackBerry, the BlackBerry-centric side of the mighty Mobile Nations community, has just undergone a massive redesign. As mobile devices go more mainstream, the needs of their users -- our readers, listeners, and viewers -- grow increasingly diverse. Serving those needs -- your needs -- gets increasingly challenging. CrackBerry is our first stab at it, and wow did we swing for the stars. It may not look like your traditional reverse-chronological blog (though there's a button you can push to escape back to that!), but it's going to allow us to better present and organize content, and really take our communities to the next level.

iMore 3.0 won't be exactly that, of course, but it'll be based on that. Every site, every design is an iteration. But, if you want to get a sneak-preview of where we're going next, head on over to CrackBerry and click or tap your way though their killer new Home page and amazing new device, topic, and help pages. And if you're curious about the process we took and the thinking behind it, check out these joints:

And a huge congratulations to Kevin, our CEO, Marcus Adolfsson, Tom, Mike, Steph, Mike, Chris, and the tech team, and David, Jose, and the design team, and Adam, Chris, Michelle, Simon, and everyone whose fingers bled black and orange getting the site updated. Terrific accomplishment.

Rene Ritchie

Editor-in-Chief of iMore, co-host of Iterate, Debug, Review, The TV Show, Vector, ZEN & TECH, and MacBreak Weekly podcasts. Cook, grappler, photon wrangler. Follow him on Twitter and Google+.

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JNGold says:

Hmmm...the site doesn't look so hot in Safari on the iPad. There seems to be a visible background and the content is siloed in a central column. Hopefully that's just a formatting issue.

igeorgetaylor says:

It's very hit and miss with mobile safari! Portrait looks better Han landscape though.

igeorgetaylor says:

Try the desktop version on iPad! Touch doesn't seem to lay divs out correctly?
Desktop version looks much better!

imdozer78 says:

I'm not a big fan of the new layout.

igeorgetaylor says:

Not a big fan so far! Not as clean and smooth as over here at iMore!

sfwrtr says:

I like being able to switch to blog view and back. Otherwise it is like looking at an all headers news feed. The problem with most mobile sites is that it is often easier to scroll with inertial scroll than it is to punch away at headers to reveal items.

Be nice to use readers, what ever you do!

rdstryr says:

NO ME GUSTA! Looks pretty terrible, I felt lost.

Rowanova says:

I went; I looked; I left. Quickly.
UN-IM-PRESSIVE!
Very unimpressive.
That "Huge Congrats" to all those names you mentioned...send them all back to the design room to start over.

dmstrom says:

Sorry, but my first impression is not good. Perhaps, like Facebook changes, the first impression is "NO!!!!!!" but then you get used to it and relying on the new features, but I don't think so. The current design seems cleaner and easier.

Expee says:

This looks more like the verge...
And seems just as slow.
I was watching the site on my Desktop with Chrome and I'm hooked up to a 100MBit Connection, though it takes a very noticable amount of time to completely load the page.
Don't like the delay.
Don't like the design.
I'd prefer a much cleaner, smoother design which should also be more clearly laid out.

yacoby54 says:

Not a fan of the new design. It is all over the place and you can't find any of the top stories. The current iMore design is far better than the new Crackberry design.

munichblue says:

Please do not change the current design of imore.com. It's perfect as it is!