After 12 years of being the weirdest, sexiest corner of the internet, SuicideGirls is taking down the site it launched in 2001 and launching a new responsive website on October 8, 2013. With over 2 million unique visitors a month and combined iOS and Android traffic now
making up more then half of the visits and continuing to grow at 4% a month, the new responsive layout is designed to deliver photos, videos and conversations as quickly and easily as possible regardless of the device being used to visit SuicideGirls.com.

 

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“It’s a rare opportunity to completely rethink and redesign a 12 year old website from the ground up. Instead of creating a separate mobile and computer product, we decided on one completely responsive product that would look beautiful on any screen: phone, tablet or computer, retina or lo-res. We built the new SuicideGirls with no bitmap images other then the photos our community upload, to ensure all the bandwidth was being used delivering content.” – Courtney Riot, Art Director of SuicideGirls since 2004.

 

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“Every comment, every blog, every post, every group, every photo and every video that our nearly 1,000,000 members have added to our community over the last 12 years is still there and part of the new site, just presented in a way that can be accessible instantly from any device. We are actually going back through the tens of thousands of photo sets and re-uploading them in HIRES so even photos that were published on our site in 2002 will now be crisp and beautiful on a Retina iPad.” – Missy Suicide, founder, SuicideGirls.

 

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SuicideGirls worked with world-renowned responsive design guru Mike Kus, Art Director for SuicideGirls Courtney Riot, and cutting edge developers The Foundry Interactive, to redesign and develop the new product. The new site is 100% CSS, with retina quality images and a slew of new integrations with existing social juggernauts like Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

 

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About Suicide Girls:
SuicideGirls is an online community that celebrates alternative beauty and indie culture from around the world. Since 2001, tens of thousands of models have submitted millions of photos to our website hoping to earn official SuicideGirl status. Our community carefully chooses the most unique, beautiful women from those submissions and invites them to join our sorority of badass bombshells and geek goddesses. We consider ourselves the sexiest, smartest, most dangerous collection of outsider women in the world.

 

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The new website launch is also in conjunction with the SuicideGirls Blackheart Burlesque Tour currently taking place throughout the U.S. this fall. For more information and tickets visit BlackheartBurlesque.com

 

The SuicideGirls website for the past 12 years: http://suicidegirls.com

 

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