Redesigning our blogs reminded me of painting the walls at home. It’s one of those things you never have the time to get around to, but are happy when you finally do!

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Here’s a picture of my old blog theme, as a reminder:

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We updated the design for a number of the developer tools blogs, and also created a network tying them together. (You can learn more about the new blog network on the Visual Studio team blog.) Beyond updating the style, there were a few things we wanted to do with the redesign. Of course we wanted to make it easy to read, comment on, and subscribe to posts. We also wanted to make it easy to share and discuss the posts with others, by adding social media buttons. Finally, we wanted to provide additional ways to connect with us, by including video and Twitter feeds.

I hope you enjoy this refresh, and the additional integration. I’m looking forward to continuing many more conversations here in the future.

Enjoy!

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