This week Penny Arcade is turning seven years old. We decided to celebrate by alienating our readers with a new website design. Iâ€™m kidding, weâ€™ve actually had this design in the works for just over a year. Obviously weâ€™re big fans of the look, I especially like how PAX, Childâ€™s Play and PA all have a unified design now. Penny Arcade has something like four million readers though, and thereâ€™s no way we could ever come up with a site that would appeal to everyone. If you donâ€™t like it I apologize, hopefully it will grow on you and youâ€™ll be sending me hate mail in another three years when we change it.
Along with the slick new visuals the guts of the site also got a huge upgrade. Penny Arcade right now represents one of the largest implementations of “rails” on the intertron. I went and looked at a website about rails and then I got a headache. From what I gathered itâ€™s either some kind of cutting edge programming language, or a way to liquefy a manâ€™s brain inside his skull. I’m told that it means the site looks better and loads faster regardless of whatever hippy web browser you decide to use. Fuck M$!
For me, it feels like I was given the keys to a brand new hot rod.