MacRumors attracts a broad audience of both consumers and professionals interested in the latest technologies and products. Includes an active community focused on purchasing decisions and technical aspects of the iPhone, iPod, iPad, and Mac platforms with over 25 million posts.
A leader in the tech community, MacRumors was in need of a software upgrade along with an update in their tech stack. We previously handled the redesign and migration of the Macrumors community a few years back but were now tasked to rebuild the main site with React and upgrade the forum to XenForo 2.0 while keeping the integrity of the original design.
When continual changes to their current stack was causing issues for the Macrumors development team, we recommended moving forward with React for the performant benefits and scalability. Keeping the design language consistent across the board became much easier for the team to handle and provided an environment that would grow as the site and brand did.
React-based main site rebuild
XenForo theme development
XenForo upgrade to 2.0
Performance audit and optimizations