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Bend Industry Norms With Developer-Free Designs

The explosion of social put web design, and even home pages in general, on life support. For the past several years, it seemed as if publishers and brands were going to live and die by the hands of the platforms. But as mounting algorithm changes have bogged down users and publishers alike, the concept of the website is coming back full force. There's been a shift from trying to rely on social ROI alone to once again creating a web experience that keeps readers on site.


Still, the oversaturation of content means that the race for organic loyalty and sustained reach is more competitive than ever. Brands, new media companies, and publishers don't have the time or money to invest in expensive developer teams to build out beautiful, design-heavy websites. The new home page not only needs to be aesthetically pleasing, but also fast, nimble, and built for quick consumption. It's got to be easy. And even more importantly, its experience must be driven by content creators.

We live in a universe full of creators. It only takes one person with an understanding of the social ecosystem to go viral and reach millions. But content creators and social curators don't have the luxury of time in today's industry. That's why it's important to put what was once under the jurisdiction of developer teams back into the hands of those who live and breathe the actual content.

Inside the Awesome Aesthetic of PAPER

We're proud to power PAPER, a legacy print magazine that now Breaks the Internet on a routine basis with their next-level lifestyle, fashion, and cultural content. Since PAPER's content doesn't fit into any one box, there's no one article template that could do every post justice. That's why PAPER's content creators use RebelMouse's game-changing Entry Editor to create dynamic content to cater to each post's needs. The creators are able to use their own vision for each story to create a quick, responsive, and beautiful design with every publish. Here are just some of the features that make PAPER's site a true web destination:

Full Width Images

Our full-screen functionality cleanly frames PAPER's cutting-edge photography, while simultaneously taking the reader far away from the routine social feeds they're used to.

Dynamic Layouts with the RebelMouse Particle Accelerator

RebelMouse's Entry Editor also has a feature called the Particle Accelerator. Think of it as a way to organize your content into shareable pieces. Within the Particle Accelerator is the ability to build out columns to organize content and provide extra richness to longer posts. The columns are also designated separately for social amplification, so they can be amplified individually on social as microposts that lead back to the original article.

Parallax UX

Perhaps the most breathtaking feature on PAPER is their usage of our parallax function. Beautiful images seem to travel with the reader as they scroll along.

Multiple Slideshows per Page

None of PAPER's photos are ever buried thanks to the RebelMouse slideshow function. Photos can be clicked through easily with clear preview thumbnails and zero load time. The ability to use more than one slideshow per page not only makes sure every photo is displayed, but also keeps the content interactive and fresh.

Let's Start Working Together

This type of website design is easy to implement on any site we power. RebelMouse is also a creative agency that can help you with your content strategy to make sure you're not only optimizing your on-site experience, but search and social as well. Request a proposal and let's start creating something amazing together.

NEW! Beta Posts Dashboard: Filtering and Search UI Upgrade

New Filters in Posts Dashboard

We've implemented new filters that allow users to easily find exactly what they need in their posts dashboard. You can now customize your search results by:

  • Creators You Follow
  • Rating
  • Post Status
  • Post Type
  • Period
  • Sections
Here's what the new filter menu looks like:

Easy-to-Use Search Queries

In the same slick user interface, you can also create search queries and combine them with your filtered results:

  • Post Search
  • Creator Search With Ajax Autocomplete
  • Community Search

This is an exciting step forward in enhancing the editorial experience for our users. It should now be much simpler to narrow down results to exactly what you're looking for.

Here's how the workflow looks in action:

If you have any questions about these dashboard updates, please email support@rebelmouse.com.

Higher SEO Audit Scores With RebelMouse

SEMrush Reports Help Keep Our Sites Optimized for Search

Even the most brilliant and successful marketers will admit that chasing a perfect search strategy is a full-time job in and of itself. Google's algorithm is fickle at best, with frequent algorithm updates that can turn a site's rankings completely sideways.

At RebelMouse, we obsess over Google's algorithm updates and the latest SEO best practices so that our publishers can focus on doing what they do best: create quality content. This means our traffic experts work around the clock to make sure our sites are optimized for search, and are even a few steps ahead of what Google's next move will be.

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