[Poll] Do you still go on Engadget?

Since the redesign, do you visit Engadget:

  • More often

    Votes: 3 5.0%
  • Less often

    Votes: 19 31.7%
  • About the same

    Votes: 29 48.3%
  • I never visit it anyway

    Votes: 9 15.0%

  • Total voters
    60

ss957916

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Jun 17, 2009
861
0
I used to go on Engadget daily but, since it's revamp it just hurts my eyes (and what is that odd dotty graph thing they have?!).

Do you prefer the new look or has it effected your 'enjoyment' of the site?
 

nazuk

macrumors 6502
Dec 5, 2007
385
8
England, UK
To me, it doesn't seem easy on the eyes. It feels awkward to read.

I hate all his typography and fancy fonts on blogs.
 

yg17

macrumors G5
Aug 1, 2004
14,888
2,480
St. Louis, MO
Nope. I only go on those sites when I have a spare moment at work, and Engadget's redesign just takes way too long to render in IE7 on my work PC. Gizmodo only for me.
 

mkrishnan

Moderator emeritus
Jan 9, 2004
29,641
12
Grand Rapids, MI, USA
Nope. I only go on those sites when I have a spare moment at work, and Engadget's redesign just takes way too long to render in IE7 on my work PC. Gizmodo only for me.
This whole rendering mechanics in IE6-7 drives me crazy. :mad: On the NYT website, the blog pages have some issue with IE at work, wherein they will almost completely load, with the text visible and one is perhaps even able to scroll through the page and most of the graphics. Then IE will have some issue with one element, and instead of just displaying the 98% of the page that is already rendered, will instead pop up a warning box and then divert the browser to an error page. Drives me insane.

WRT Engadget, I only really go there when redirected by posts here (MacBytes, etc) or via news.google.com....
 

themoonisdown09

macrumors 601
Nov 19, 2007
4,312
15
Georgia, USA
I visit Engadget about the same. I go there maybe twice a week at work. If I'm stuck somewhere and I'm bored, I'll visit the site on my iPhone.

Nope. I only go on those sites when I have a spare moment at work, and Engadget's redesign just takes way too long to render in IE7 on my work PC. Gizmodo only for me.
That's why I have Google Chrome installed on my work PC. I also have Safari, but it tends to freeze a lot in Windows.
 

yg17

macrumors G5
Aug 1, 2004
14,888
2,480
St. Louis, MO
I visit Engadget about the same. I go there maybe twice a week at work. If I'm stuck somewhere and I'm bored, I'll visit the site on my iPhone.



That's why I have Google Chrome installed on my work PC. I also have Safari, but it tends to freeze a lot in Windows.
I'm not allowed to have anything besides IE :(

If they would let me have Firefox installed, I'd do it in a heartbeat
 

mkrishnan

Moderator emeritus
Jan 9, 2004
29,641
12
Grand Rapids, MI, USA
That's why I have Google Chrome installed on my work PC. I also have Safari, but it tends to freeze a lot in Windows.
If only I could install anything on my work PC. At least I whined enough to get them to replace the awful CRT with burn-in with a reasonably nice LCD. And I did get them to install IE8, I think? Or maybe it's 7. Anyways it's not six. At least it has tabs.

I would gladly use any of the three major alternatives (I don't know if I'd rather use Opera, though :p ). Right now, I've put a couple weeks into using Chrome on my netbook and it's not half bad. I continue to use Firefox on my EeeBox.
 

Melrose

Suspended
Dec 12, 2007
7,807
392
I used to go daily, but I think since the redesign I've been maybe four or five times. I just find it confusing, for some reason. Redesigns always take me a while to adjust, but I'm having a harder time with this one. I don't know why because I haven't bothered to analyze it. I go to Gizmodo and TUAW now.
 

tobefirst

macrumors 601
Jan 24, 2005
4,029
1,140
St. Louis, MO
I have a Live Bookmark in my bookmarks bar in Firefox. I'm still clicking about as many links since the redesign, although I think I like the old look better.
 

Chaszmyr

macrumors 601
Aug 9, 2002
4,265
76
I don't like the redesign, but I don't think it has kept me from going to the site at all.

Gizmodo < Engadget.
Period.
+1. Gizmodo came first, and Engadget was started by former Gizmodo employees who apparently left to get it right! With that said, I also read Gizmodo multiple times a day.
 

Consultant

macrumors G5
Jun 27, 2007
13,286
14
This whole rendering mechanics in IE6-7 drives me crazy. :mad: On the NYT website, the blog pages have some issue with IE at work, wherein they will almost completely load, with the text visible and one is perhaps even able to scroll through the page and most of the graphics. Then IE will have some issue with one element, and instead of just displaying the 98% of the page that is already rendered, will instead pop up a warning box and then divert the browser to an error page. Drives me insane.

WRT Engadget, I only really go there when redirected by posts here (MacBytes, etc) or via news.google.com....
I'm not allowed to have anything besides IE :(

If they would let me have Firefox installed, I'd do it in a heartbeat
For those stuck with IE, I believe google has an IE plugin that overrides rendering of IE with HTML5 capable engine.
 

fungus

macrumors regular
Sep 30, 2008
213
1
@unclefungus
Like the look, hate the layout. Articles need to start as far up the page as possible. They've gone the opposite route and put everything else they could possibly think of at the top of the page.
 

okrelayer

macrumors 6502a
May 25, 2008
982
4
i enjoy the new engadget design. However, i get all of my news through RSS, so i rarely see the engadget home page. I am more of a fan of gizmodo, but i check both out daily via google reader.
 

iOrlando

macrumors 68000
Jul 20, 2008
1,813
1
engadget gets the short-end of the stick from me.

I find that gizmodo, macrumors, and All things D tend to take care of most of my tech news.
 

notjustjay

macrumors 603
Sep 19, 2003
6,040
111
Canada, eh?
Running IE7 at work (no choice about it), the new look takes forever to render and scrolling is pretty horrible too. I ended up putting engadget.com on my Restricted Sites list so that it would render the page without any kind of scripting. This helps, but it's still slower than it was.

It seems I am not the only one!

Oh well, their loss...