OKAY, INTERNET

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OKAY, INTERNET

Post by DaMadFiddler » Tue Jan 27, 2009 11:02 am

STOP REDESIGNING ALL THE WEBSITES I READ.

A few months ago, the AV Club went from highly organized to a busier, more jumbled experience. Around that same time, IGN went from poorly designed to completely unreadable. Last weekend, Joystiq and Ars Technica have both redesigned themselves...and the latter, in particular, is *also* much harder to read now. What's wrong with the previous designs? Who's mutilating all my websites? WHEN WILL THIS END?!!
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Re: OKAY, INTERNET

Post by Specially Cork » Tue Jan 27, 2009 11:37 am

DaMadFiddler wrote:STOP REDESIGNING ALL THE WEBSITES I READ.

A few months ago, the AV Club went from highly organized to a busier, more jumbled experience. Around that same time, IGN went from poorly designed to completely unreadable. Last weekend, Joystiq and Ars Technica have both redesigned themselves...and the latter, in particular, is *also* much harder to read now. What's wrong with the previous designs? Who's mutilating all my websites? WHEN WILL THIS END?!!
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Re: OKAY, INTERNET

Post by DaMadFiddler » Tue Jan 27, 2009 11:55 am

GET OFF MY LAWN! :x
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Re: OKAY, INTERNET

Post by melancholy » Tue Jan 27, 2009 2:29 pm

No, I agree with Fiddler, but mainly because every time a website decides to redesign, it suddenly has compatibility issues with my iPhone. Woot just had a redesign too that crawls on my phone. IGN is terrible even on a computer. And a site my wife uses nearly daily for scheduling appointments switched over to some Java-heavy system that no longer works on my phone.
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Re: OKAY, INTERNET

Post by not just souLLy now » Tue Jan 27, 2009 5:45 pm

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Re: OKAY, INTERNET

Post by |darc| » Tue Jan 27, 2009 5:55 pm

The ars redesign pissed me off too. Didn't they already heavily redesign earlier in 2008?

ESPN.com also got a major redesign a few weeks ago that forces video content in your face and makes you have to go through more page loads just to get to the stats you want to see. Argh.
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Re: OKAY, INTERNET

Post by Specially Cork » Tue Jan 27, 2009 9:03 pm

|darc| wrote:The ars redesign pissed me off too. Didn't they already heavily redesign earlier in 2008?

ESPN.com also got a major redesign a few weeks ago that forces video content in your face and makes you have to go through more page loads just to get to the stats you want to see. Argh.
This is true Web 2.0 - just replacing those crappy old .gif banner ads with google adwords, then using the space saved to auto-stream crappy low-res video clips.
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Re: OKAY, INTERNET

Post by TyBO » Tue Jan 27, 2009 9:50 pm

The new Ars looks great.
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