Welcome to the new Bloody Disgusting!

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Welcome to the new Bloody Disgusting! We’ve been working behind the scenes on this new look over the past few months and we’re excited to release it into the wild. The goal was to make a site that’s faster, easier to navigate, mobile friendly, and of course… bloody and disgusting. Head past the break for a full rundown of all the changes.

Hey, guess what… we’re finally MOBILE FRIENDLY. I’ve read countless complaints about how much the old site sucked on your phones and tablets and I completely agree. This new site is responsive and should be quick to load on your computer, tablet, phone, or whatever you’re using. You’ll get the same experience no matter what device and be able to comment and browse wherever you are.

We’ve replaced our old comments system with Disqus, which means a more robust and community focused commenting system. New readers can sign up and comment in seconds, while original BD users can continue to use their original BD accounts. If you post on other sites that use Disqus you can use that same account here so you don’t have to manage separate logins. All of your old comments are being migrated over and will be back within a few days.

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We’ve reorganized our content and gotten rid of the extra filler. You won’t have to “click here to read the review” anymore, because the reviews will be posted right to the front page. Everything has been neatly organized into a simplified navigation to make it easier to find what you’re looking for. Want the best of all of BD? Just browse the front page, then when you want to get into the specific sections it should be easier than ever to find exactly what you’re looking for. Want just comic reviews? You got it. Want just video posts in the games section? You got it. The search function has also been greatly improved so type in those keywords and find what really matters to you.

You’ll also notice lots of other great new features like better image galleries in news articles, more integrated media such as videos and music, and tons more.

The new layout is built for the future. It’s based on a more flexible framework that allows us to evolve and deliver the best in horror news. We know you guys will have tons of input, so let’s hear it. This is just the start and we can’t wait to hear what you have to say and continue to shape the site for the best possible experience.

I want to give a special thanks to our friends at Direction1Media for helping us with this project.

Bloody Disgusting has been online for over 13 years and we owe it all to you guys. I know some of you have been here from the very beginning and I thought it would be fun to take a look back at some of our previous iterations. Take a look at the gallery below,

 
  • PonkoWonko

    The new layout is awesome! Keep up the good work!

  • PonkoWonko

    The new layout is awesome! Keep up the good work!

  • Keegsta

    Looks great guys!

  • Keegsta

    Looks great guys!

  • Jonathan Dixon

    My first reaction is… I like it! Rock on!

  • Jonathan Dixon

    My first reaction is… I like it! Rock on!

  • ohitsmerenz

    What the hell happened? :(
    Your previous site was very well done. There may be some “glitches” but otherwise it was slick, clean & effective.
    Now it just looks like fearnet lol. Just like every other blog site out there.

    Since i assume that this is still in beta, things will work out right. I’m happy you guys are moving forward.

  • ohitsmerenz

    Another thing, a tag for every post might be handy.

    • ohitsmerenz

      Last one ( i promise! lol ). If you guys could put a home icon on the sticky menu up top would be great. But if not, may be a “scroll to top” button might be useful. The fact that you have to scroll up just to go back to homepage is kinda inconvenient.

    • ohitsmerenz

      Last one ( i promise! lol ). If you guys could put a home icon on the sticky menu up top would be great. But if not, may be a “scroll to top” button might be useful. The fact that you have to scroll up just to go back to homepage is kinda inconvenient.

      • Tom Owen

        Good point! Definitely lots of room for improvement still so we’re listening to any and all feedback. A home button is a no brainer though, thanks.

        • ohitsmerenz

          Whoah. That was fast, Tom. Thanks

          I’m kinda liking the whole redesign. It somehow grew on me. lol If you guys could all elements consistent with the design, that’d be great. :)
          Old site: http://archive.today/oHevn

  • ZedtheUndead

    well you obviously can’t please everyone, I think the new site is more sleeker and modern who care’s if it looks like “every other blog site out there” (BTW it doesn’t, at all) I think you guy’s hit the mark with this and I can’t wait to see future developments! keep on rockin’ gentlemen!

  • thornvald80

    dont like it… looks almost like new FB… still gonna check it though

  • Chandler Of-Adelaide

    I dig it! Big time! The site and pages load A LOT faster. I don’t have the fastest internet being in good ol’ Australia on our crappy ADSL2+ lines and BD took forever to load no matter what and now it doesn’t. Hell, with my torrent client open, the site and pages load faster than the old site did when nothing bandwidth consuming was open.

    2 thumbs up!

  • acidbitter

    Love the mobile site! Been waiting years for this!

  • Kroork

    How do I turn off the mobile site on my phone. I want the desktop version on my phone.

    • Tom Owen

      If you’re still getting the mobile site that we’ve had up for a while now that’ll be turned off shortly. In the meantime you can open the menu and at the bottom you should see a button to request the desktop site.

    • Tom Owen

      If you mean the mobile site we’ve had up and running for the past few months that should be turned off shortly.

  • lion7718

    Looks ok, have to get used to all the white.

    • ThunderDragoon

      Agreed.

  • Matthew

    Its about time this website got “discus”!

  • mrwillz

    I love the redesign but my only question is how do i see the movie ratings without having to click through all the articles and all the pages.

  • Ress EZ

    I’m surprised by the new look. Starting to dig it but it’s just too “bright” for my eyes. I prefer the black and red-colored background of the previous design. Congrats nonetheless! I have a question. Why is my avatar not the one that I have uploaded on my profile, Tom?

    • Tom Owen

      If you’re posting using your Bloody Disgusting account, you can edit your avatar in your profile.

  • mrwillz

    I love the new design but my only question is how can I sort a movie by review scores. Suppose i want to find something good watch tonight i do not want to have to click through 20 pages and 20 links to find a good movie.

    • scaryclown

      I agree. Where are the individual movie pages? I would like to be able to browse by release date. It’s how I kept completely up to date on what was coming out or what came out during a specific month/year. I don’t think there is anywhere else to see a timeline like that on the web.

  • Lucky7shots

    Great new design, but are you planning on bringing User Reviews back? I loved that feature because it allowed the community to review a film that you guys might not have had time to review yet.

    • Tom Owen

      User reviews will be back soon, they’ll work a little differently you’ll still be able to rate and review movies for sure.

  • JB

    The only complaint I had about the old layout was that it was way too slow. It would take at least 10 seconds for a page to load before I could start scrolling. This seems much better.

  • M M

    I personally preferred your previous version but still a great site!

  • G@BRIEL GR@Y

    Congratulations on the relaunch.

  • ghostgirl

    Congrats, it looks great! :D

  • http://instagram.com/xanglx Angel Castillo

    I’ve been lurking this site for the last 5 or so years, and I love it. Definitely my favorite horror site, and the new site looks great!

  • WolfQueen

    Looks good! Glad to hear it is more mobile friendly, because this site looked like crap on my Crackberry ;) Keep up the good work!

  • K-Dogg

    Love it, just wish it was darker/black background.

    • Taboo

      Agreed! The old layout was much easier on the eyes.

  • K-Dogg

    how do I get my Avatar back.

    • mobstar67

      was just gonna ask the same thing..

  • Tom Owen

    No comments on any of those old designs!? Who was here for some of the really early ones?

    • ohitsmerenz

      Lol I’ve been going to this site for almost 5 yrs so I somehow saw & use the older versions. Aesthetically, a HUGE improvement. Clean & fast (im just noticing it right now). Although the past designs may look ‘darker’.

  • Amnesiac Kid

    I always clicked on reviews and went through the pages for reviews with 4 or 5 stars and then clicked on the review. i also looked at the top rated movie page. where is all that now? i used this sort of like a movie data base for good movies and now i can just read reviews without nowing how much stars it got and i cannot browse through the reviews and movies. please bring this back! the review page is kinda unorganized now.

    • Tom Owen

      a “real” reviews page is coming soon, we’ll make it easy to sort by score again.

      • Amnesiac Kid

        yaaayy, thank you xoxo

      • stargazer

        Yes!

  • http://www.wineandwatch.com/ Wine and Watch

    THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THIS. Especially the improved commenting system. I never got notifications on the old site so I’m glad I’ll be able to know when someone replies to me!

  • anthonyd1

    I like it but where is the movie pit so we can search individual movies

    • Jess

      Ditto Ditto Ditto … and how I can I find the dates for the upcoming releases????

    • youngthrasher9

      Seriously. I can’t for the life of me figure out how to browse movies in order of score anymore. (Is it even possible?)

  • djblack1313

    not to be a negative Nancy but i preferred the look of the prior version/layout. the white background i don’t like (i think it makes the site look cheap/unremarkable…no offense! i know you guys put a lot of work into this).

    i’m happy for mobile members. i know it’s been a hassle for them.

  • lion7718
  • djblack1313

    oops i forgot to mention that this new layout looks almost identical to Shocktilyoudrop’s.
    the prior version was at least unique looking. just sayin’. :)

  • ohitsmerenz

    One last thing, Tom. Why is it that every time i go to this site I’m always directed on a captcha page? It all started since the previous design was launched. Is it because im from different country (Philippines by the way)?

    • Tom Owen

      Yes, I think I know why you’re getting the captcha and I’ll see if I can whitelist you. Send me an email at social@bloody-disgusting.com and we’ll get it figured out.

  • Peep_Jerky

    I love it, because it doesn’t take a full minute to load every time I click to a new page anymore! I will miss the skull-and-sawblade background though, or is it just hidden by the Devil’s Due ad?

    Also, on my screen (1680×1050) the ads don’t fill the whole width, leaving a strip of white/gray on either side. You should make that background color black.

    • Tom Owen

      the default skin is lighter so yeah there’s a definite hard transition from the Devil’s Due skin, we’ll probably end up making the standard skin darker as well though.

  • luna13darke

    I don’t usually comment on stuff but…I loved the old site. I was a big fan of it not looking like every other site out there. I liked that the page was dark. Now it it’s bright and looks so generic. It does load faster but I would forfeit that for the old look. This is my favourite site for everything horror and always will be. Too bad it looks like everywhere else.

  • Taboo

    The new layout is looking great! More faster than the old one.

    • Taboo

      My only complaint is the disquss comment thingy, no like.

      • Taboo

        and how do i get my old avatar back? :D

        • Tom Owen

          Check out @Trioxin83:disqus’s post above, you can merge your disqus account with your BD. Let me know if you have any issues

  • Trioxin83

    Love the new layout! My only complaint is the white edges on either side should be black. The white takes away from the dark horror feel of the site

    • Trioxin83

      For some reason I can’t get my avatar to show up, but it is on the WordPress site

      • Trioxin83

        Got it, go to disqus.com and create an account, then go to edit account and merge it with your BD account, then add your avatar on disqus and BOOM, nailed it!

  • Francesco Falciani

    great! always best site ever!!!

  • joeshmo447

    Liked the other version better but I’ll adapt to the change =]

  • mobstar67

    adjustment time…

  • Karan Talwar

    Now u look a lot like FANGORIA!!!!!!!

  • http://kevinstumblelog.tumblr.com/ Kevin Trinidad

    Looks nicer though the fixed navigation on scroll would look better on full width.

  • Ress EZ

    Yeah, Tom. I am posting using my Bloody Disgusting account. But for some reason, I can’t edit the avatar in my profile page. Actually, I can’t find it. Let me just say my profile page is just a one page with lots of fill-in blank spaces (first name, last name, biographical info, location, sex, etc.). That’s just it.

  • http://UserName high-rise-rat

    Wheres my profile picture gone?

  • http://mitchmacready.blogspot.com/ Zombie-Killa

    Not trying to crap on you guys or the new design, but I preferred the black background design. It’s kind of strange, and it’ll take some time to get used to. I’ve seen this design on a lot of other sites for comment sections, but there’s nothing wrong with that.

    New or old design, BD is still my #1 source for all things horror!

  • http://egyeneslabirintus.tumblr.com/ Bajtai András

    Perfect!

  • FREE

    Finally, disqus!

  • Rachael

    Love it!

  • http://www.sequel-buzz.com Nick Meece

    Just noticed moviehole.net has the same layout…

  • Krug09

    I like the new layout and it moves fast but as others have said i miss the darker background… but my biggest problem is my old BD acc, where is it? It seems like i can’t sign in anymore… i had to change my disqus name to my BD name.

    • Tom Owen

      If you log out of disqus and sign back in, choose the Bloody Disgusting option and it’ll prompt you for your BD login details. You can merge your BD account with your Disqus account so you don’t lose any info.

      • Krug09

        Found it, thank you.

  • JADAMA

    Well it looks fresh and clean but I did like the darker look from before. It also took a me a while to figure out how to log in. :P

  • Pav

    Great work guys. Keep it up as always…

  • Paul Littlefield

    Way way better. Well done.

    • Paul Littlefield

      A tag for TV would be good, like your RSS feed. In fact, while you’re at it, can you tweak your RSS feed to have [COMICS], and [MOVIES] like you currently have [TV] please?

      • Paul Littlefield

        Can you please add a top-level web site button next to MOVIES called TV please? This would make sense and tie in with the RSS feed which has the [TV] tag :-) Thank you!

        • Tom Owen

          Hey Paul, we’ll be adding a TV section soon.

  • MannsSosa

    I don’t like how you can’t see how many skulls a movie receives when you look at the reviews main page. Typically I don’t waste my time with movies that have fewer than three skulls, but not I am no longer able to quickly see the scores and have to click on each individual review in order to see how many skulls the movie has recevied. Also you can no longer search by movie skull rankings, I’ve been trying to watch all the movies with five skulls, but no I can no longer do that becuase I would have to go through every single movie, clicking on everyone of them to see what their score is.