The site design has been talked a lot about in the past few days as an evolutionary improvement to the site graphics, layout, coloring, etc. There's also been improvements on the back-end with our in-house content management system, now marked as PHXCMS-9.
Your feedback on the site changes are welcome via the forums or Twitter with @Phoronix and @MichaelLarabel. Over the next few days will be more tweaks and modifications so please check back for updates; more mobile optimizations, hopefully some new Phoronix Premium work, trying to sort out an iPhone font rendering issue, and some other modifications.
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