We are pleased to announce that a redesigned ESVBible.org is now ready for public beta testing. It features a clean, minimal design, improved navigation, mobile web compatibility, and a new platform that sets the stage for future integration with mobile apps.
The new ESVBible.org is now available to all users. If you don’t already have an ESVBible.org account, it’s quick and easy to set one up. To access the new ESVBible.org, sign in to your ESVBible.org account, navigate to the bottom of the screen, and click on the “Try the new site” link.
Here’s a preview of the new site:
The redesigned ESVBible.org will remain in beta for some time. We will continue to add features and improve the performance of the site before transferring all accounts over. In the mean time, you can switch back and forth between the old and the new sites.
Improvements users can look forward to include:
• Infinite scrolling
• An option for a wider Bible text column
• Improved site performance
• Additional interface themes
• Increased compatibility with Crossway’s ESV mobile apps, including syncing of notes, highlights, reading plans, etc.
• Numerous smaller user interface improvements
On Syncing with ESV Mobile Apps…
Please note that implementing syncing of notes and reading plans between ESVBible.org and the ESV mobile apps will be carefully rolled out in multiple phases in the coming months. We know this is a common feature request many of you have been patiently waiting for. While we can’t provide a definitive timeline, we can tell you the plan is to first provide syncing integration with a new Global Study Bible mobile app, and then integration with the other ESV mobile apps in the early months of 2013.
Mobile Web Compatibility
The new ESVBible.org features responsive design, meaning it automatically adjusts to fit smartphone and tablet screens. This is what it looks like on a smartphone:
To access study notes, personal notes, and other material for a verse, simply tap on a verse number, and a pop-up window will give you available options at the bottom.
Your Feedback and Questions
Some of you will have navigation questions and feature requests. We encourage you to direct all questions and feedback to our online forum, where you can dialogue directly with our developers. You can also subscribe to our tech development blog or follow our developers on twitter. If you’d like to hear from us when we’re ready to roll out significant features, you can sign up to receive ESVBible.org updates.
Thank you in advance for your feedback and the opportunity to serve you through ESVBible.org.