Redesigned Site & New Features

Hi everyone; as you’ve likely noticed, we launched our new site design yesterday.

Why The Change?

The goal was to make the site easier to read, and navigate, on mobile devices. Since so many people are browsing on their phones now, it was time to accommodate them. We kept everything as close to the old design as possible, but a refresher was necessary.

We also updated some of our games (Word Roundup and Daily Crossword), which were running on soon-to-be-abandoned Flash technology, moving them to a development platform that has a long-term future.

New Stuff!

This seemed like a gift-giving occasion, so we’ve added three new games to the site:

  1. Jelly Collapse: we felt like adding a fun, silly game that all ages could enjoy.
  2. Unolingo: so many of you come to the site daily to get a little mental exercise – here’s one for you. It’s like Sudoku, with letters instead of numbers. A new puzzle every day!
  3. Hidden Object: this one is also different every day – find all the items on the list to win.

Try our new Unolingo game!

We also added a feature called “Growing Up All Over Again: FBorFW From 1979 to Now“. We’re aware that many people didn’t start reading the strip when it first began, so this page explains the history of the strip, which era you’re currently seeing in the newspapers (and on our site), and lists the parts of our site to read if you want more background (or want to avoid spoilers).

Finally, everybody’s favourite plastic plumber, Ned Tanner, now has his own section. At one point he had his own site, but he wanted to be part of the mobile-device revolution, so we moved him in with us–he takes up very little space.

Thanks for coming along for the ride! We hope you enjoy the new stuff.