Future FlatpanelsHD
The new FlatpanelsHD

29 Dec 2011 | Rasmus Larsen |


Welcome to the future of FlatpanelsHD. We have worked hard on the new design and we are finally ready to introduce it to you readers. The concept and vision of FlatpanelsHD remains unchanged but we have tried to develop a more user-friendly design with easier navigation and a range of new features, including the new navigation bar, the Gallery, an improved commentary system, the guide section, a vastly improved search function - and much more.

We felt that we needed to fresh things up a little and we hope you enjoy the new FlatpanelsHD site and will help us continue our impressive growth story. The new design has been optimized for PC, MAC, tablets and smartphones.

The new FlatpanelsHD


With the new design we also celebrate FlatpanelsHD’s 3 years of existence as we launched the project back in January 2009.

Below we have highlighted some of the new features. We would also love to hear your feedback in the comments box at the end. Welcome to the future of FlatpanelsHD.

New Design

The design is new but our dedication to excellent picture quality remains. FlatpanelsHD will still be your number one source for TV and monitor reviews as well as consumer electronics news, guides and articles.

We have made changes to the structure of the site and the sections, however. We have also added a banner script at the top that shows highlighted content.

We have removed the menu to the left and added a new navigation menu at the top. We believe this is a much easier, smarter and nicer solution, so we hope you agree.

Articles on the front page now have larger thumbnail pictures and we have aimed for a clean and easy look.

New comment system

We know that people like to comment on stories and ask questions so we have made it even easier to comment on stories here at FlatpanelsHD.

The new system is called Disqus and you might already know it because it has been implemented on a range of popular web sites already. It is very simple, and allows both registered users and guests to comment. You can even use your Facebook account and share content on social media sites.


In all articles, except for reviews, comments appear below the actual article.

Try the new commentary system by clicking here

The Gallery

We have added a Gallery tab at the top navigation bar and this is your source for pictures and slide shows from trade fairs, new product launches, and more. In January 2012 we will also add all of the 2012 TVs to the Gallery.


You can click on pictures inside to enlarge them and see sources for further reading below the photo.

Go to the Gallery

Dictionary

We introduce a new dictionary for reviews. Every time we use a technical word in any review you can move the mouse cursor over that word to see an explanation – sometimes with image examples

Look for the dotted lines. Coming soon

The idea is that less technical experienced readers can take full advantage of our reviews without having to constantly jump to Google for answers.

See an example of the new dictionary system in the Samsung D8000 review

Search box

We have scrapped the old search function and introduced a new one based on Google. Use the search box in the upper right corner for accurate and relevant search results on FlatpanelsHD. The search box now also searches the forums.


The new search box even allow you to combine quotations, + and – commandoes, just like you can do on Google.com.

For example: Use Samsung -LED to find all Samsung articles on FlatpanelsHD, except those about their LED models.

Try the new search function in the upper right corner of the site

Guides & how-to’s

In the new guide section found by clicking the Guides tab at the navigation bar you will find all of our guides and how-to articles, gathered in one place. Check in now to see the existing one. New ones will be added constantly.

Go to the Guides section.

Themes

By clicking the Themes tab above you will find our coverage sections, such as the Smart TV section, OLED section, 3DTV section and manufacturer sections. The coverage pages are updated every time we publish content about the subject or about the manufacturer so use these pages to get an overview or to find the latest new about a specific subject.


We will also include trade show coverage pages from CES, IFA, SID and more.

Go to the coverage sections here.

Technology

Under the Tech tab you can find technical articles about monitor and TV technology, such as 120/120 Hz, plasma, LCD, response time and much more.

Go to the Technology section.

Forums

With the new design we want to create a community for all TV and monitor enthusiasts and buyers out there. The community is run by you so jump in to ask your question or to help other users in need of guidance.

You can join the forums here. It takes 1 minute and is 100 % free.

Go to the FlatpanelsHD forums.

Polls

In the right menu we will run monthly polls. Submit your answer or opinion in the first poll below.




Share your opinion in the polls to the right.

Reviews

Our review methodology is left unchanged but our reviews section has a few updates, including a list of upcoming reviews. We have also highlighted our home testing software that you can use to examine your own TV or monitor.

Furthermore we have included a table of content in reviews.

Go to the review section.

Newsletter

The Newsletter continues to attract more and more readers and is a perfect way to keep yourself up to date if you do not visit the FlatpanelsHD website every day.

Subscribe to the newsletter now and receive free, weekly updates from FlatpanelsHD. And hey, remember to tell your friends!

Subscribe to the FlatpanelsHD newsletter.

Share with friends

You can now share content from FlatpanelsHD with family and friends. Use the small icons at the upper left corner to send e-mails to friends or to share content on social media sites.


You can even save articles - and read them



Share our content at the top

RSS feeds

Do you prefer RSS feeds over newsletters? On your phone, in outlook, or on your internet browser start page? No problem, you can find the FlatpanelsHD RSS news feed below.

Subscribe to the RSS feeds.

Feedback

We would love to hear your feedback. Share your thought on the new site and features below – good or bad. We want to continue to make the FlatpanelsHD experience even better but we need your help.



Welcome to the future of FlatpanelsHD. See you around.
- Rasmus Larsen & Torben Rasmussen



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