MTE Goes Responsive!

If you have not noticed, we have changed a new theme, and it is responsive! Yeah!

For those who doesn’t know what “responsive theme” means, it means that this site will now auto-adjust itself according to the screen size or device you are at. Be it on your large monitor, netbook, iPad or even mobile phone, you will be able to read our articles without any problem. Try resizing your browser and you know what I mean.

By switching to a responsive design, it allows us to use one theme to “rule them all”. This means that there is lesser server overhead (in detecting the user-agent and device) and there is a consistent look and feel throughout the various devices.

Other than the responsiveness, we have also included tons of features:

New logo

Remember when we asked for designs for our new logo? Well, you see it now, right at the left top corner of the site. The ‘M’ and ‘T’ are from a round font and the ‘e’, which is the special one, uses a san-serif font and is tilted to one side. The rationale behind this is to emphasis on the word “easier” as we follow our motto: “uncomplicating the complicated, making life easier“.

Full HTML 5/CSS 3

This current theme makes use of the latest HTML 5 and CSS 3 technology. If you are using the latest version of browser, be it Chrome, Firefox, Safari or even IE, you should see the site loads faster and snappier. For those who are still stuck with IE 7 or 8, we have also made effort to maintain backward compatibility. Unfortunately, we don’t support IE 6 anymore. I would advise you (if you are still using IE 6) to upgrade to either IE 8 or 9, switch to Chrome or Firefox, or just install the Google Chrome Frame.

Full Screen mode

If you are using the latest version of Firefox, Chrome and Safari, you will be able to read our article in Full Screen mode. You just have to click on the “Reader” link just below the title and you can enjoy the article in full screen. We will add more features to this, so keep in tune.


In addition, we have also integrated with Instapaper so you can save the article and read it later.

Keyboard Browsing

At any point of time, you can press the left/right arrow key on your keyboard to browse our articles library. The right arrow will proceed to the next post while the left arrow will load the previous post. You can also click the “Random” button to load a random article. We have an amazing library of tutorials, tips, tricks and software review. You might just be surprised what you will find.

Voice Search for Chrome browser

This feature is only for Chrome browser, at least until Firefox and the other browsers support the voice input feature. In Chrome, you should see a speaker icon beside the search bar. Click on it and you will be able to perform a voice search.


Dynamic Loading

Yes, we understand how frustrated you are when you have to wait for the ad to complete loading before you can read the content. We have included a dynamic loading script to parallel load the content and the ad. This means that the site will load really fast now. We still need to pay the bills, so the ads will stay for now.

What do you think? Do you like this new MTE theme?


Damien Oh started writing tech articles since 2007 and has over 10 years of experience in the tech industry. He is proficient in Windows, Linux, Mac, Android and iOS, and worked as a part time WordPress Developer. He is currently the owner and Editor-in-Chief of Make Tech Easier.

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