I started The Web Blend because I wanted a resource that would centralize a location for all design news and trends. With RSS feeds and twitter we see new articles and links everyday but there is no order of importance, usefulness and organized way to categorize these links. The Web Blend does just that. It’s an easier way to search and navigate to what topic you’re looking for and the new version will give you an option to promote the best articles.
The reason I’m giving The Web Blend a facelift and a relaunch is simple. I wanted to upgrade the look and feel and at the same time give the end user more control. It is also more interactive between users giving them the ability to create profiles, personalize submissions and all in all just a more dynamic website.
Another big feature you can expect from the relaunch is replacing the number of views with the ability to vote on and promote your favorite articles. Other features the ability for the user to login, submit an article and have it appear immediately without admin acceptance.
You will still be able to retweet and share socially, but these functions will also look different and more compact.