A New Responsive Design for WordPress.com

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Last week we started to roll out some visual changes to WordPress.com and the WordPress.com Reader. We’ve been working hard on improvements in two key areas; making WordPress.com an amazing responsive experience on your mobile device and making sure we’re doing the best job highlighting all of the beautiful photos and videos you’re posting.

Use WordPress.com Anywhere

With more than one billion smartphones in service around the world, we want WordPress.com working and looking great on every single one of them. If you log in to WordPress.com, you’ll notice a new responsive design that works and fits wonderfully on your smartphone, tablet, or computer, regardless of the brand of your device or its screen size.

Checking your stats, writing new posts, reading the latest on Freshly Pressed, or checking in on notifications through your web browser are all now a more comfortable experiences on the go.

Beautiful Media

Some of the biggest updates have been around the WordPress.com Reader. You’ve all been posting some great photos on WordPress.com, and we wanted to do a better job making sure your followers can see them at the highest quality. If you use a featured image on your post, or you upload an image to your post that’s at least 595px wide or more, we’ll feature that image in full width above your post in the Reader.

Strong images really make your posts snap and stand out. We’ve loved seeing all of your featured images during testing, and we hope you’ll love it too. If you have smaller images in your posts, don’t worry, we’ll still show them embedded inside of your post in the Reader so your followers will never miss out.

We haven’t forgotten about videos and galleries! If there’s a video embed or a photo gallery in your post, we’ll feature it in the Reader above your post if possible. If you add a gallery to your post we’ll also tell your followers how many images are in the gallery and where to view them.

We’re working to bring even more great features to the Reader in the next couple of months, so keep an eye out for changes. Now, go grab your phone or tablet and check it out!


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