Welcome to WinRumors 2.0

By Tom Warren, on 26th Sep 11 11:14 pm with 77 Comments

This is WinRumors 2.0.

Less than a month ago we introduced WinRumors Metro to the collection of desktop and mobile sites at WinRumors, today I am pleased to introduce WinRumors 2.0. As promised, the site has undergone a few Metro inspired tweaks here and there. The first of those changes was the launch of a tablet version of WinRumors. Similar to Microsoft’s Windows 8 Start Screen, WinRumors Tablet features tiles of news and a Metro look and feel. The tablet version supports Apple iPad, Android and webOS devices.

The latest changes come to the desktop version of WinRumors that you know and love. We’ve given the site a lick of paint that it deserved and a fresh new look inspired by Microsoft’s Metro design language.

WinRumors 2.0

The latest creation is the work of the talented and respected designer and a great friend, Tim Kimberl (@timan25). Tim has created his own vision of Metro based on the various ways that Microsoft has implemented it in Windows Phone 7, Windows 8 and its web properties. I hope you appreciate his amazing design skills and attention to detail.

It has been nearly a year since I launched WinRumors and I’d like to take this opportunity once again to thank my loyal and growing readership for all the support, comments and feedback that you supply on a daily basis. I look forward to the next year ahead as Microsoft ushers in a unified user experience across its core products and the next generation of Windows. I hope to hear from you all in the comments section and the contact form.

Thank you


  • http://www.vastyles.com/ Tim

    Came out great :)

  • AshWilliams

    Looks awesome, good work lads.

  • Anonymous

    You should re-imagine the Winrumors logo as well, and please change the Winrumors “sound” you put on video, I think it’s killed my ears on various occasions.

    But that said, the site is really awesome, and I am working on a metro based portfolio website myself. 

    Cheers, Tom!

    • Anonymous

      I actually like the current Winrumors logo and sound, a lot (well maybe the sound is a bit louder than the rest of the audio). Just don’t do what WMPowerUser did and go all black or something (for some reason, their site feels broken that way). I guess they were trying to look like WP7 black metro, but it doesn’t seem to look as good on a desktop, or something.

    • http://www.winrumors.com Tom W

      Ha yes I might change the sound, I’m sure it has broken hundreds of eardrums worldwide ;)

    • Anonymous

      Broken eardrum?! That SHWIIIIINGGGGGGGGG made me have a heart attack one night. Do change the logo too (hold a competition on the site as there are many peeople who can use Photoshop/canvas these days.

    • Owais_503

      Thank u very much…. And the site looks amazing.

    • Matthew Bell

      I love the sound….

    • Anonymous

      Along with that, there’s a nice feature ( widget probably -no clue ) some websites have implemented… It allows the user to increase only the specific article’s font-size he’s reading.

      Wouldn’t be nice? The Segoe-UI looks nice, especially on IE10 with latest Nvidia’s set of drivers but, If I could adjust only the fonts 1-2 scales up, looks even better.

      You know, if I do it through my browser, it scales-up everything -not recommended apparently.

      If you want me to tell you a website that has it already, you know what to do… Make the sound playing continuously. It’s so loud that I can’t ignore you. :S

    • MSfan

      Keep up the good work Tom

    • Anonymous

      nah, the Winrumors logo is cool

    • Jairo Luciano

      I happen to like both the logo and the intro sound, it could only be lower.

    • Anonymous

      I don’t like the Winrumors sound when I’m watching videos either. It sounds like a horror movie.

  • http://www.crazyws.fr Cr@zy

    Nice job :-)

  • http://www.flavors.me/fludlyt Fludlyt

    I can’t believe this website has been running for nearly a year, feels like forever. Very nice design, @timan25 has done a great job. I especially like how it hides the right sidebar when the browser window is snapped to the side in windows, more focus on the content.

    • http://www.winrumors.com Tom W

      Yup, that was the idea :)

    • Skwarek

      snaps well, but wish it would wrap the text. On my 1280×800 if I snap the site, i need to scrall left to right. Otherwise, really great job.

  • Leo

    Looks great, congrats! 2012 will be huge for Microsoft and I plan to come here everyday to see what’s new in Redmond. :)

  • http://twitter.com/TheMyx Marco Munari

    Really nice and well done! The layout looks as clean as if it was Microsoft’s.

  • http://twitter.com/mikehc Miguel Hurtado

    The font looks like shit on Chrome… In IE9 it renders better, but still kind of weird

    • http://twitter.com/Pieter_Kroon Pieter Kroon

      I noticed it too, Apple Safari handles it much better than Chrome on Mac. 

    • Anonymous

      Looks great on IE9 and Firefox 6.

  • Seth_p

    Looks nice Tom :D

  • Guest

    How can i contact Tim Kimberl to get a quote on a few projects?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1224283310 Eduardo Morales

    I love the New Look! Keep up the Work, i love Winrumors!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Stephen-Floyd/1358554781 Stephen Floyd

    Looks great! Keep doing what you’re doing Tom (; Winrmors has become THE first site I come to for Microsoft news!

  • The Black Mamba

    Metrol does make everything looks good and winrumors 2.0 is not an exception. I really like the new layout and the font seems more readable. I like the simplicity of the website as well. Goood job guys.

  • http://www.searingarrow.com AlienSix

    Metrorumors. I like it xD

  • http://www.awesomeannie.com/ Sean M

    Looks fantastic, nice and clean. Great redesign!

  • http://twitter.com/ParkerReno Parker Ciambrone

    I feel like the gray background could be a little darker, might just be me, though.

  • Anonymous

    +1 for the site design, thanks!

  • Anonymous

    ewwwwwwwwwwwww  this site looks crap!!!!!!!!

    nah, just kidding xD i like it! it looks cool.

    thumbs up if you think Tom has a nice site!
    (kidding, just wanted to sound like retards at YouTube :P)

    good work dear Tom!

  • Tino

    I think the font should be a bit bigger. Looks great otherwise.

    • Anonymous

      The redesign looks nice and all, but something is wrong with the font.  Pixels for some of the characters are actually missing.  T’s look like I.  I’m on Chrome if that helps.

    • Anonymous

      Ok, I have tried it in Chrome, Firefox, and IE8 and the font looks the same on them all.  Doesn’t anyways else have a problem with the font?

  • Pete

    looks great…

  • Frylockns86

    Tom, this looks wonderful! Great job!

  • Grannyville7989

    And thank you, Mr Warren.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LTV3ZLU3SY36CREEFQJ4UPE5XE Sergio

    The site looks awesome! Congrats to u Tom and to Timan25… Winrumors certainly has risen quickly bc right now is THE best site to get updated on Microsoft and all of that in just a year. Also, when I first came 2 the site I was expecting something more similar 2 other sites but I have found it much more objective and “healthy” in a way.

    Also, Tom writes every single piece of article  is quite impressive.

    Let’s celebrate Winrumors and all of Tom’s hard work!
    cheers! toast! bravo!

    Much Love!

  • Penta2100

    Does anyone know how to make the text a little bit darker on IE9? I don’t really like it light.

  • Alique Williams

    ASP.NET MVC 2 you’re using Tom?

  • Anonymous

    Beauty I must say, nice look indeed!

  • No

    Looks really bad in Chrome on Windows 7.

  • Anonymous

    Looks great in Chrome!

  • Dxh184

    Hi Tom, your site is Great !

    However, the metro GUI on my ipad is still not very good.

    Your can reference the page http://www.geek.com/

    Its GUI is great for ipad, and it is metro

  • http://twitter.com/efjay01 Ef Jay

    Still no support for WP7, but WebOS is supported?

  • Anonymous


  • Guest

    just in time for mango :)

  • Frylockns86

    Tom, what fonts are you using on the site?

  • Anonymous

    I love this website and I love to come here read microsoft and wp7 news, metro is just a big bonus

  • Vwe

    Looks good but won’t size via manual or double tap autosize in WP mango.

    • http://www.winrumors.com Tom W

      You need to turn mobile view back on.


  • http://www.facebook.com/chsoriano Christopher Soriano

    New design looks great Tom, Tim did an awesome job. I happen to like the current logo, but the opening animation sound on the videos could be a bit lower… It has nearly thrown me out of my seat early in the morning at 5:30am at least a couple of times :)

    Most important though – don’t try to please everyone, whatever you’re doing it’s obviously working.

  • Scott Pilgrim

    The only Windows website I subscribe to now looks even better! Keep it up, Tom. :)

  • Pinna

    Looks great. But it destroyed my browsing expirience on WP7. I have to scroll left and right all the time, cannot zoom out. Double-tap does not work anymore to auto-zoom.

    • http://www.winrumors.com Tom W

      You need to turn mobile view back on.

    • Pinna

      Now thats what i call nice :)

  • Naser

    WR7 ,, I loved the new design :)

  • DV

    Good job !

  • Chris Richner

    Good Job!

  • http://www.callumpy.co.uk Callumpy

    Looking good!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1724462076 Tim Mariner

    Great redesign, Tom!  Keep up the good work!! 

    This site is one of the sites I feel I must read everyday or else I feel like I might be missing something important.

  • http://profiles.google.com/elyscape Eli Young

    You really shouldn’t use Segoe WP. It’s designed for high-resolution devices. As a result, it has no hinting, which means that it looks really bad at small sizes. Segoe UI has font hinting and is therefore legible even when tiny.

  • http://www.Nave360.com Sebastian Gorgon

    Really awesome job Tom!

  • http://twitter.com/mdtauk martin anderson

    The font sizes could do with increasing, but good to see another site embrace Metro.  My own personal website has gone metro as well, but I don’t do the whole “VISIT MY SITE” pimping thing!

  • http://thommck.wordpress.com Thom McKiernan

    Very nice Tom, love how it reformats the page cleanly when you shrink the browser windows.
    Nice & clean when viewed on WP7 too.

  • Frank Becker

    Wow. Really good work. 

  • Anonymous

    Looks great. Nice

  • Derp

    There is a little smiley in the far bottom left corner of the browser window called ‘g.gif’ ;-)

  • http://onemessagepage.com MarecOne

    Great look. Keep developing it!

  • Tonious

    This site is now loading and rendering far better before winrumours v2.0, ie9 user. Thanks, and keep up the good work, Tom. Nice! 

  • http://twitter.com/bnlf Bruno Nunes

    looks amazing! great job! 

  • Luky

    love it…thanks :)

  • Pixels in Font

    Amazing new look :DD Really, except for the pixelated font :x

  • http://twitter.com/FTSound Faster. Than. Sound.

    The site looks awesome, but as others have commented, there’s something wrong with the font, at least in Chrome, it looks “pixelated” and weirdly broken – other than that, great job! 

    • http://www.vastyles.com/ Tim

      That should be fixed, please clear cache :P

  • http://doctorwhofan98.wordpress.com/ doctorwhofan98

    Love the new look!