What the hell happened to the front page?

hammer256

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Ack! This morning I go through my round of looking through Anandtech to see if anything new has been posted (I'm obsessive like that), and was greeted with this new site layout.

Maybe it's my resistance to change, or something, but I'm still in shock. The new layout is probably nice, but I guess I just really liked the old layout. I felt it was very distinctive from all the other tech sites out there.
Now... now I don't know. Maybe it's the font. Or something. But now it feels like too many things are vying for my attention in this layout, different text sizes everywhere.

Maybe it's that font. Maybe it's that I shouldn't be too attached to that old layout. Maybe I should just give it a few days.

Anyone else feel the same way? Or is it just me?
 

Cstefan

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Surprise sure, but I like it. Cleaner and easier to look at to me
 

Tweak155

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I'm confused... looks the same to me... ? Unless you're talking about the design from years ago...

EDIT:

NM you don't mean the forums.
 

Matthiasa

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I like how its designed for monitors that haven't really been built in years.
So much white space, so bright.

Its has really harsh contrast for the text with all the white everywhere.
 

Anubis

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too much white!!!!!!!!!!!!!

someone make a script to change the background color
 

WelshBloke

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I like how its designed for monitors that haven't really been built in years.
So much white space, so bright.

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Yeah, its funny how web pages seem to be designed for print media rather than widescreen monitors.
 

madoka

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The Previous version to this was much better IMO, who the heck designed this?

Maybe they're getting the same kind of cut-rate workers that make up DailyTech. The writers on DailyTech make Yahoo's bloggers look like Pulitzer Prize winners.
 

CurseTheSky

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Yeah, its funny how web pages seem to be designed for print media rather than widescreen monitors.

I'm a web designer, so I'll chime in...

It's mainly due to two things. First, a surprisingly high number of people still have what most of us would call low-res monitors. Generally, at the company I work for, we aim for about 960-1000px wide maximum. That way the 1280x800 and 1366x768 people can still view the website without trouble (keep in mind that scroll bars, side bars, etc. take up some of the width, so there has to be a little extra leeway).

Second, we're all used to scrolling down to read more content. If you design a site that's designed to be wide rather than tall, you may run into a situation where the user will have to scroll to the side rather than up/down for more content. That's one great way to piss off your audience - force them to side scroll.

Overall, I think the new design is ok. I would like to see some different colors, but they're just going with the web design trends right now.
 

WelshBloke

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I'm a web designer, so I'll chime in...

It's mainly due to two things. First, a surprisingly high number of people still have what most of us would call low-res monitors. Generally, at the company I work for, we aim for about 960-1000px wide maximum. That way the 1280x800 and 1366x768 people can still view the website without trouble (keep in mind that scroll bars, side bars, etc. take up some of the width, so there has to be a little extra leeway).

Second, we're all used to scrolling down to read more content. If you design a site that's designed to be wide rather than tall, you may run into a situation where the user will have to scroll to the side rather than up/down for more content. That's one great way to piss off your audience - force them to side scroll.

Overall, I think the new design is ok. I would like to see some different colors, but they're just going with the web design trends right now.

I dunno, it seems like website designers for a technology website should start designing for vaguely modern hardware. :p

Is there no way of having the page dynamically scale to the space?

Just having a really long narrow strip of content that you scroll down just feels... claustrophobic?
 

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