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We’ve done a wee update to MIR

If you’re from Scotland, you say ‘wee’ when you mean ‘little’ in English. It’s just a thing.

So we’ve done a wee update to Mobile Industry Review. Have a look and let us know what you think.

To set your expectations, it’s not revolutionary. It’s a work in progress.

We’ve dumped the scrolling features. Whilst it was nice, I resolved that it wasn’t cutting it. I didn’t get a sense of what was featured ‘immediately’. I had to sit and wait for it to scroll through.

So that’s gone. In it’s place, three feature images:

I’ve also added a little feature box on the far right containing a few relevant bits:

The rest of the site stays broadly the same although I’ve reduced the number of articles on the frontpage before you have to click ‘previous’.

Plus I attacked the code like no-tomorrow. There were quite a few unnecessary scripts and stylesheets loading — all meaning that the site did take a good few seconds to render. Last night I counted about 7-8 sounds for the frontpage to load. This morning? 2-3 seconds.

Better.

But certainly not complete. If you’ve got any ideas or suggestions for the next update (probably this week or early next week), let me know.

By Ewan

Ewan is Founder and Editor of Mobile Industry Review. He writes about a wide variety of industry issues and is usually active on Twitter most days. You can read more about him or reach him with these details.

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