Our website got a facelift.
The content is pretty much the same. Since the old site was mostly text, I did my best to just make that text easier to digest and hopefully entice people to get through more of it. A lot of the best content on the site like What Happens at Y Combinator and How to Apply Successfully went largely unread because a number of people were either intimidated by the wall of text or didn’t have the patience to read through it.
The new site is responsive, but if you’re viewing it on a mobile phone right now, I want you to know my favorite way to go through it is on a large monitor. For posterity, we preserved the old version of the site at http://old.ycombinator.com. If what you see makes you worried for Hacker News, I want you to know that I have very different design goals for HN.
Many thanks to Nick Sivo for helping me dig through the server to find everything I need. We’re still making tweaks and changes, so if you have feedback on things you think we should improve, please let us know!