Welcome to the New ModCloth Blog

Story by ModCloth announcement We can’t believe we’re finally saying this, but… Hi! Welcome to a wholly reimagined ModCloth blog. From a new name to a new look, we’ve completely redefined the experience of the ModCloth lifestyle, and we couldn’t be more excited. This is the blog as you’ve never seen it before.

What’s in a Name?

Over the years, we’ve watched ModCloth and our community grow in fantastic ways. This blog started as an informal way for our team to share and document our start as a fashion-tech company, and has since evolved into a full-fledged editorial platform with a dedicated staff. No matter what our size, though, one thing remains true: our commitment to telling the story of ModCloth and our amazing community.

At ModCloth, we believe that fashion is full of stories. There are the stories of our designers, be they Fashion Week vets or Make the Cut winners, and there are the stories they weave into their designs. There are the narrative-driven product descriptions we give all our garments, and the stories we are given with all our vintage pieces. Vintage clothes carry their own histories and stories. And, there are the stories you tell us every day, be it through outfit uploads to the Style Gallery, lit submissions to The Written Wardrobe, or through social media and your own blogs. When it came time to redress our blog, it felt right to slip on this new name.

So, welcome to Story by ModCloth.

ModCloth's blog redesign team Up top, our wicked smart redesign team of developers, designers, and producers. Below, the sketches, moodboards, and moments that led to today.

Mobile-minded

You can already shop ModCloth on-the-go, and we wanted to give you the same untethered access to the ModCloth lifestyle. Our new, responsive blog is beautifully designed for every device, so that your favorite features are always at your fingertips.

Crafting a site using responsive design means we coded this up so the layout adapts to all screen sizes, mobile, tablet, or desktop. Want to see how it works? Open our blog up on another device. Or, if you’re on a computer, drag the corner of your browser window to reduce its size, and see what happens. Keep an eye on our top nav, especially once you scale your window to its smallest size! It’s pretty magical.

News Ways to Discover

What you want, baby we’ve got it. Beyond creating a better browsing experience with our new layout, we’ve introduced a featured stories slider and will soon be introducing dynamic sidebars. Soon, you’ll be able to venture through categories and watch the sidebar update with recommended posts to read next, or relevant shopping categories based on what you’re reading.

More, More, More!

We have big plans for Story this year – big, big plans. This is just version 1, and we’ll continue to iterate, improve, and introduce new stories and site features that we hope will inspire and delight. Let us know what you think about our new look, or if you notice any pesky bugs we need to fix. For our team, the work (and fun) has just begun.

We can’t wait to hear your thoughts, and thank you for being the best community ever. We couldn’t have done any of this without you.

Love,

The ModCloth Editorial Team

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16 Responses to Welcome to the New ModCloth Blog

  1. Maria Eugênia Caminha 05/13/2013 at 1:17 pm #

    Hey guys, HUGE congrats! :) I’ve been reading this blog for a long time and I’m happy to see a brand new look, well deserved. Looks clean, cute and easy. Kudos to all! xxx

  2. Lauren Mocny 05/13/2013 at 2:16 pm #

    Love the new look!

  3. Ann 05/13/2013 at 2:29 pm #

    As someone who works in web development, I’m super impressed at the responsiveness and re-branding of the blog. It’s absolutely gorgeous and can’t wait to see how you continue to iterate. <3

  4. bekswhoknits 05/13/2013 at 4:53 pm #

    awesome! love the new look. Also love that I can follow you using wordpress.

  5. lauren nicole 05/13/2013 at 5:08 pm #

    so darling, love it!

  6. Roanna Fernandes 05/13/2013 at 10:34 pm #

    Lovely! It’s a refreshing look. ♥ { http://www.jupiterskye.com }

  7. Kitty 05/14/2013 at 3:32 am #

    I love your new look, such a fresh and intuitive design, well done, congratulations and cheers :)
    Kitty

  8. Ashley Lorelle Rieflin 05/14/2013 at 3:42 am #

    Awesome! Cannot wait to read.

  9. tulleandtrinkets 05/14/2013 at 4:55 am #

    Congratulations on the new look. I love it! So clean, so Modcloth. I can’t wait to see what’s next.

    PS – The little sketch of Winston below is ADORABLE!

  10. Lee 05/14/2013 at 5:49 am #

    I LOVE the new name, and the new look! Looking forward to the new stories that will be produced here!

  11. Caitlin W. 05/14/2013 at 7:06 am #

    This is looking great! Congrats on the redesign:) I’m glad to see “Best Job Ever” remains a feature in the crush-worthy section, since that was what got me to subscribe to your feed in the first place. Looking very much forward to what’s to come!

  12. Janet (ModCloth) 05/14/2013 at 11:00 am #

    Thanks for all of the positive replies! This was truly a labor of love, and I’m excited to continue to iterate. Lots of love for our Editorial team!
    - Janet (UI developer and UX designer on this project)

  13. Melanie Sutrathada 05/14/2013 at 11:28 am #

    Congrats on the new design! I love this blog and am so excited to be watching it grow! I really do feel like we’re all on this blogging journey together!

  14. Natasha K (@NatashaKhan) 05/15/2013 at 1:45 pm #

    Congrats, Jenn! :)

  15. shaney 05/17/2013 at 5:41 am #

    I don’t like the new blog- too many links to click.

    • Jenn (ModCloth) 05/17/2013 at 12:03 pm #

      Thanks for the feedback, Shaney! This is helpful, and something we will keep in mind as we roll out updates and version 2. Please let us know if there’s anything else about the new experience you like or dislike!

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