HWzone, the Israeli computer site, will celebrate next month 16 years To maintain it, since it opened somewhere in 2001 as a groundbreaking Israeli hardware site, until it became over the years a brand and a name in the computer people community in Israel, and in fact - worldwide. So what's going to be here starting today?
Last year we told you mainly about the past and the innovations on the way, and this year we are very happy to put these innovations - finally - into practice, and continue to swing forward!
So, what's new in HWzone?
Over the past few years, all of the site's infrastructure has continued to undergo refinements and optimizations for performance improvements - and today the zone is in its best condition ever, when it fully overcame the problematic period it went through several years ago. The site is accessible, agile, light-hearted, and fully available on both PCs and mobiles.
And now, with the right infrastructure, you can start talking about the real innovations!
A true division into sections
The four main sections (whores) of the site - Computers, Gadgets, Gaming and-Technology - They are now 4 Home On their own. Each section of the section will present not only the articles that belong to that section, but also the new / hot discussions in the forums that are relevant to that section, and in fact will serve as a designated entry gate for those who have a burning room.
Are you in the gaming segment? Save the main page of the gaming section in your favorites - and get quick and direct access to all the content that interests you! Interested mainly in computers and hardware? In gadgets? In technology? We have a main page dedicated to all of you! Interested in all areas without discrimination? No problem - the main page of the site will still show you all the content, with a convenient emphasis of the section to which each article or discussion in the forum is associated.
Articles: "Everything that is new - that you will not miss anything"
From today, next to each new item you have not yet read will appear a "new" icon that will allow you to easily identify the new content on the site since your last visit, and in general. In the main menu at the top of the site, a small icon will appear next to each section showing the amount of new articles available to you in that section. Clicking on the icon will lead to a page that centralizes all the new articles, with the option to filter according to the site sections and the option to mark all the articles as read - in order to reset the counter.
Forums: "Only what interests you"
The main page of the forums has been refreshed, and now, instead of displaying by default the standard forum structure that includes a hierarchical and outdated division into categories / forums and only then a view of discussions, it emphasizes what really matters - the discussions themselves - and presents them directly.
The new display allows you to see Just what interests you - On the side of the page you can always see the list of forums, which will actually serve as a list of "interests" - where you can mark the specific forums that interest you, and the system (which will always remember your choice when you return to the main forum page) will only show discussions from the forums.
Interested only in hardware and computers and games, but not gadgets? Mark the categories / forums you like and leave unchecked the categories / forums you like less - and you will no longer see on the main page the discussions from the forums that do not interest you.
We have no doubt that even if this method requires easy adaptation, it is a more orderly and convenient method - and we think you will love it very much. If you still prefer to return to the classic display method, you can do so easily by clicking on the relevant icon at the top of the main page, which allows a quick transition between the two display methods.
Do you have anything to tell? We all want to hear!
The new Bazon has a greater emphasis on your content, surfers.
The connection between the site and our forums has become deeper than ever - the hot discussions from the forums have gained prominence on the home page, the talkbacks from the articles are synchronized with the forum discussions and you will receive instant updates when they respond to you, and the process of opening a new discussion has become simpler and easier. In your "personal area", and will immediately open a window where you can share anything you can think of, choose a title and topic (because you still need some order ..) and this is - your new post on the air. Just like posting a status on Facebook 😉
You can also attach links (eg YouTube videos or images, פייסבוק, And more), which will be automatically converted into your status window and displayed visually without the unnecessary and outdated need to use "forum tags" as before.
ZoneHub: Business Index of the Zoon
We at HWzone are very proud to present something that has been in our programs ever since the celebration of the decade before 6 years ago, and today finally took shape.
Zon-Father is our small business index, Based on location, And allows you surfers to find business owners in a variety of fields from the world of computers - computer stores, computer technicians, technicians Mobile phones, Graphic designers, programmers and more - who are close to you. Looking for a computer technician? If you live in Tel Aviv, a technician in Metula will not help you, right? Zone-parent will automatically detect your location (if you approve it, otherwise you can set location manually) and will show you everyone around you and relevant. Do you believe that "distance is just a number"? No problem - you can perform a search without setting a location (or with a particularly generous search radius setting) and get a list of all the business owners in the field you were looking for.
business owners? Advertising in the parent zone is your way to get effective, highly focused and affordable exposure - and on the way also to show the large computer community in Israel that you support and take part in it. Surfers will appreciate this and support you back - we are sure of it!
We invite you Join ZoneHub Already today!
Happy Birthday 16, HWzone!
The past year has been a year of activity, especially behind the scenes, so that our 16 celebrations can be celebrated with quite a few innovations and surprises that have come and will come in the future.
A 16th birthday for an Israeli website is not something that comes on foot, especially for a large and active website like ours - with a content archive that has been active for over 16 years and contains Over 18,000 articles, reviews, guides and news, With more than 90 thousand registered members who have already written Over 5.5 million posts in our forums, And with a community that does not stop living and breathing computers, gadgets, gaming and technology!
We are proud to be here and celebrate with you!
Congratulations (a little early, this year) for us and you!
The Zoon Team.