Hot on the heels of our site rebrand, we’re pleased to announce an extreme makeover, SDxCentral edition!
As you learned from our SDxCentral announcement post, we renamed the site to reflect the increased coverage of SDx infrastructure trends and news, going beyond just SDN and NFV. With increased news coverage from our highly productive editorial staff as well as more content from partners and contributors, we’ve heard feedback from you, our readers, that content drops off the front page too quickly. As well, we’ve had numerous requests for increased density on the home page so readers can take in more news at a glance and quickly review the articles they are most interested in.
Further feedback came from our mobile readers (yes, the 20% of you who either primarily consume SDxCentral content on your mobile phones and tablets or visit us on multiple devices) that we were over-exercising their thumbs scrolling through the article listings on the site. In the interest of saving those precious muscles for more important tasks like Flappy Bird, Candy Crush or Temple Run, we’ve incorporated a mobile home page redesign as part of our SDxCentral Extreme Makeover!
More SDx, SDN, NFV News Listings with Easier Access
With this makeover, you’ll notice the site now has 2 columns of listings to double the number of recent articles that we can show on the home page. Each slot shows the title of the news article, along with a short snippet of the excerpt. If you move your mouse over the slot, you’ll see a more complete excerpt, providing you with the necessary and pertinent information to decide if the full article is one that might interest you. You’ll also note that the Featured Section following this has expanded to show increased context for the featured articles we are highlighting. The next section, DemoFridays and Webinars, is another element of the makeover we’re quite proud of.
Easy Registration for DemoFridays and SDx, SDN and NFV Webinars
DemoFridays are one of the most popular content types on SDxCentral. And with this change, we’ve made it much easier for you to register for DemoFridays and other webinars. We now allow onsite registration, and we’ll use your member information to pre-fill the sign-up form, enabling one-click registration for our upcoming content-filled webinars! Likewise, if you are already logged into SDxCentral, a single click will take you to the most recently published archives of DemoFridays–including full video recordings, slides, transcripts, and podcast audio.
Improved Mobile Experience for SDx, SDN and NFV News On-the-Go
This home page revamp provides a significantly improved mobile experience, moving from a sparse display of the headlines to a denser yet easily consumed and conveniently navigable scrolling list of articles. With a simple swipe, you can catch up on the latest news in the SDx, SDN and NFV world, the hottest featured content and contributed articles from some of the biggest thought leaders in the software infrastructure space.
We hope you’ll enjoy our improved home page. We appreciate your ongoing feedback and comments. If you have suggestions on how to further improve our site, we’re all ears! Send us email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you see anything amiss or want to share your thoughts with us!
See you in the SDx Community!