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webOS Nation 2.1, the community edition

by Derek Kessler Wed, 21 Nov 2012 1:35 pm EST

webOS Nation 2.1, the community edition

At the beginning of this year we launched a massive redesign and overhaul of our site, bringing webOS Nation up to modern standards front and back. Today we're pleased to be able to bring you the next step for webOS Nation, which puts more emphasis on the webOS Nation community, namely the greatest webOS forums in the history of webOS forums.

If you're a patron of the other sites in the Mobile Nations network, this layout should be pretty familiar to you. Up top we have a new featured stories block that will allow us to highlight in one neat little box the latest and greatest that is webOS Nation News. Below that is the big list area, which can either display the latest news or the latest activity in the forums. As I noted last week, news right now is just unbearably slow in the land of webOS, and we don't have any guarantees that it's going to pick up any time soon. So, by default, we've set the selection to display the latests posts from the webOS Nation Forum. That's where most of you are going anyway.

You can always switch back with just a single click or tap; there's some Ajax magic happening so you don't have to wait for the page to reload after making the switch (except, alas, when using the old-school webOS browsers, which are more than a little long in the tooth at this point). And since we like providing you with options, here's a link for those of you that want to stick with old-school blog news view without the header. But we think you'll like this new layout better.

Don't think this means we're going to rest on our laurels when it comes to bringing you the latest and greatest webOS news. No, we're going to keep trucking right along, bringing you news, exclusives, the occasional review (so much as activity in the App Catalog permits), editorials, tips, and everything else you've come to depend on webOS Nation for. If things do happen to pick up on the news front, switching back won't be a hassle.

So, welcome to webOS 2.1 - the community edition. Let us know what you think in the comments.