You may have noticed the FedSmith.com website looks a bit different. We’ve been hard at work making some changes to improve the performance of the site and overall experience for our readers.
Why a New Design?
Things change fast in the technology world. It had been almost five years since the site was last redesigned and a lot has changed. Our software has to adapt to keep up.
With the increasing use of mobile devices, we wanted to improve the navigation and readability on mobile. Most of our traffic is now from mobile devices, so the new design put emphasis on ensuring readability for smaller screens. The navigation menu at the top of the page, for instance, is designed to be easy to read on a smartphone and has a site search option built into it (the magnifying glass icon). It also stays visible even when scrolling down the page to ensure you can always search for articles you want to read or to navigate to other sections of the site.
Feedback from our readers in the past has indicated that they felt the font was sometimes hard to read, so this was also a point of emphasis in the new design. The font is darker, larger and intended to be easier to read regardless of whether you read FedSmith.com on a smartphone, tablet, or computer.
We hope you will find the changes useful, and we appreciate those of you who take the time to read FedSmith each day!