A bit of color at the sides (maybe even a selectable shade?) is a fantastic idea Aside from toning down the side banners (and the wish for adjustable column width), I like the new site layout.
Don't feel too bummed about the AT crowd. They do this this with pretty much everything. I'd be hard pressed to find one example of anything that was created or changed, that received its own AT thread where anything but the majority of comments are fit in the slots of "Do not like change!" "A 5 year old could have done better!" and "Pointy elbows, would not bang!".
Nerds, in general, tend to have the tendency of being overly critical to the point where they don't feel normal if they *don't* find a problem with it. They can be safely ignored, in a focus of feedback to people less biased towards narcissism.
http://webdesignerwall.com/tutorials/responsive-design-with-css3-media-queriesI dunno, it seems like website designers for a technology website should start designing for vaguely modern hardware.
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?
On the other hand not all complaints about change are unwarranted and not all changes are for the better. Anubis posted a much nicer version.
Reminds me of ArsTechnica with the black, orange and gray.
I miss the days of simple white backgrounds with nothing but tons of links. I guess its better for ads to make people navigate a tons of pages instead of just a few.
well to be fair, the site DOES look decent on a mobile phone.
Except it looks substantially worse than Ars. It looks like some budget template for Web 2.0 (shit is that even relevant any more?) look that seems to be taking over. Ars' is simple and focused on the content with enough to differentiate, whereas AT's is just all jumbled (where the most recent articles get a bit more focus in the little 4 squares at the top, but not all of those articles are equal in relevance and quality) with several little boxes of links, and then the main stories just listing lower down.
Er, isn't that what tons of links accomplishes?