Site Update: New Design + Intuition Cheatsheet

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After months of work with the help of Neil, a great designer, and my Excel-blogging friend Andrew, I’m happy to launch a brand-new design.

My goals were to be friendly, readable, and easy-to-navigate. Here’s a quick before-and-after:

New Logo

Neil did a fantastic job here — I’d been looking for a way to convey a welcoming, conversational tone.

New Homepage

A site about explanations should describe what it does simply, right?

Better Readability

The fonts are bumped up, there’s more breathing room, and pages are optimized for iPads/iPhones. Instead of a text-dense cram session, I want an unhurried walkthrough of insights.

Intuition Cheatsheet

My favorite feature is a site summary that reduces insights to a few words. Previously, I had trouble navigating the various articles, and I bet you did too :). Readers of the newsletter got a sneak peek, and I have a PDF version I’ll be sending out to subscribers as well.

Overall, BetterExplained is an excited friend who shares what really helps ideas click, not an authority trying to be the grand poombah of math. Let’s have a good time on this journey of learning.

Hope you enjoy the new site, feedback is welcome!

-Kalid

Better Explained is dedicated to helping you grasp concepts, and serves over 250k readers each month.

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5 Comments

  1. thank you. we could really use something on divisibility. Also, quora has some interesting common question topics.

  2. Hi Dan, I love your website, and I like to see how more and more people have discovered it as well. Today each of your articles tend to be followed by a 5 times longer comments section!

    However this comments section could be made much more useful, with people learning and teaching each other, if it was organized as a forum. There are many good ones for Word Press http://premium.wpmudev.org/blog/best-5-wordpress-forum-plugins-and-themes

    Replacing each comment section with a section in the forum would help avoid duplicate questions, make questions easier to read and create communication.

    You are busy of course, but just an idea :)

  3. Thanks Thomas! I’m planning on switching the comments over to forum threads as well. I totally agree, the comments are now getting unwieldy as you have to scroll through dozens :). I have an experimental setup of Discourse at http://aha.betterexplained.com, hope to make it live soon :).

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