Originally Posted by SpamSandwich
It got bad after the last update, now it is almost unusable.
Everyday the first site I check is AI. It has been clean, compact and easy to see the headlines quickly. I then check it every hour or so to see what is going on (more than any other site I visit). At about 2PM central today I went back and hit the refresh and I was shocked. I really thought I hit the wrong tab or that something had gotten messed up in the URL.
I can understand your desire to update the look but at what cost. Before I could see the headlines stacked quite nicely and see what had happened from the night before thru today. Now it seems like half the thing is white space that makes me have to scroll and scroll and scroll (and the day divider is barely visible). I used to have to scroll no more than two windows of real estate — that has now doubled. (BTW: I am using a 27” iMac with the entire height of the screen for browsing so there is no shortage of room.)
The font is spindly and hard to read, there is way, way too much white space between articles with a tiny label for the comments.
The comments system has changed to be something more like MacWorld or MacRumors on going flow with little connection, no easy way to quote others comments and again takes up too much space. They don’t look like they are a cohesive thread whereas before they held together.
I dang sure don’t need a banner flowing across the top to tell me which stories you think are hot. I can tell you now that the first batch is some of the lowest priority stuff I have read in the last couple days. (Come on 2 VP’s get stock options to keep the at Apple for a few more years as SVP’s: that is the entire story).
I don’t need the 1.5” wide empty column on the right that has the tweet, Facebook, etc. crap in it and nothing else.
The entire thing looks like the news is not what we are interested in — just empty space. Really weak.
You take away emphasis from the AAPL stock numbers. These tags that are white on black in the lower left are a mess. What is the order to them? Looks hodge lodge to me.
Seems like an article explaining your justification for this iid in order and should have been rolled out at least at the same time.
A warning would have been nice too. I am disappointed as a long time reader that apparently some significant effort went into something that could make the site so much more of a “me too” site that one that stands out on top.
Back to the drawing boards — please.