Gizmodo's new format

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  1. Bonsai1214 macrumors 6502a

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    www.gizmodo.com

    Well, what do you guys think? i think its ugly as sin and non-functional.
     
  2. yg17 macrumors G5

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    Hate it, but I'll deal with it since I enjoy reading Gizmodo.
     
  3. Stella macrumors 604

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    Seriously crap.

    Different scrolling areas.. IMO seems bad design.

    The header scrolls on the main content area? IMO - it would feel better if just the content inside scrolls - like the right side.
     
  4. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    I like it better than Gawker's old system which was seriously CRAP and took FOREVER to load. They still haven't fixed the mobile site's linking issues (Click on a link from a mobile device and it sends you to the mobile home page).
     
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  6. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    Ugly as hell and a bit confusing.

    It's kind of hard to get used to. I don't know if I'll be using their site much now. I can't really use it much now anyway, since the change has done something with my login ability. Anyone know what to do when you're password doesn't work and your reset password attempts don't send anything to your email?
     
  7. lewis82 macrumors 68000

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    The comments suck. Heck, I'm starred on Lifehacker and now I can't promote threads, I have to reply to them (to promote them). And how do we heart someone?

    It's also a huge waste of space, the articles are reduce to 2/3 of their previous width. I didn't mind opening a billion tabs and going to each of them.
     
  8. smithrh macrumors 68020

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    It's terrible, frankly.

    As I posted elsewhere, while I was pretty much fed up with Gawker Media's antics, I still took a look at their sites frequently.

    Now, they usually don't even load, so staying away may be made pretty simple.
     
  9. nissan.gtp macrumors 6502

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    don't like it all. hopefully they'll fix it up

    it would work OK on an iPad
     
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    I hate it. It doesn't seem to work on my ipad really good. Anyone else had this prob?
     
  11. maflynn Moderator

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    Its awful. Until they fix it I'll avoid it

    A tech news site that only displays one story is lame
     
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    I believe it has a more difficult interface, harder to find articles. =/ Gawker shouldn't have done it. I also am pissed with Jalopnik...
     
  14. Consultant macrumors G5

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    Horrible, but slightly better than their original "design":
    http://obamapacman.com/2010/11/nick...ple-imovie-journalists-can-beat-tv-companies/

    This new design fixed 2 things. Maybe they read my review on the old site (a few of my articles got mentioned by them).

    TIP 1: Keyboard right / left works to move to next article. I think they made the sidebar so horrible to get more page views.
    TIP 2: iPad version is slightly more legible, with some excerpts, but no images.
     
  15. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    Great. The content flows underneath the navigation sidebar in Firefox 3.6 and 4. And the navigation sidebar doesn't stop loading in Opera when you switch to blog view. :rolleyes:
     
  16. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604

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    I don't get it. The bar on the right is a pain, and I can't even see ads ( I looked) so how does it even help with ad revenue?
     
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    I hate it. I'll probably drop Gizmodo from my daily reads.
     
  19. wordoflife, Feb 7, 2011
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    Life Hacker and every subsidiary of Gawker did the same thing. :(
    Not a fan.
     
  20. Pgohlke macrumors 6502

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    pretty gross looking and now my rss reader doesn't go straight to the stories when I click the read more (on iPod touch)
     
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  22. svenn macrumors 6502

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    I hate it along with most others. In fact, I haven't seen anyone praising it at all. I especially dislike how they hijack j and k keys.

    But I would bet that in a few weeks or so, all the complaints will die down as people learn to live with it.
     
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    Same, I like Gizmodo and could get used to the new site on my MacBook Pro but it is terrible on an iPad. I can't view it on my iPad anymore, just too bad.
     
  25. numlock macrumors 68000

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    i visit lifehacker regularly and i hate it.

    maybe i just dont get it but the order of articles on the left and right side isnt the same. also is there no pagination anymore?

    i feel like im missing a lot of articles since i dont find much interesting after the change.

    the comments setup for the articles is much harder to read as well.

    its the worst site redesign i can remember for some time
     

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