By Deane Barker | May 30, 2006 | 6 Comments
Slashdot: News for nerds, stuff that matters: After all these years, Slashdot is redesigning (the link is a preview). Sort of.
This was the winning design to convert Slashdot from it’s old-school HTML to a current CSS-driven design. Not much has changed, though it’s cleaner and we finally say goodbye to Times New Roman.
Nice, I might actually read the site now that they finally tossed the italics quotes.
I’d just like to point out that /. already is CSS and that this was just a stylesheet redesign, not a CSS-ification of an HTML site. They would never have done this if it weren’t already CSS.
I am SO disgusted with The Geek Squad. After hiring them to come out and install a router and have it encrypted so that others couldn’t tap into it, they also convinced me I “must” buy their “P-Cillin” software. The agent took forever and when he finally left, he also left his briefcase behind – and, with company coming, I didn’t realize for several days that he also had totally screwed up my computer. When I returned to the STORE from which he worked, they told me they’d have him get in touch with me. When days later, he hadn’t, I called the store. Store then gives me an 800 number to call. I’m in and out of the hospital with major surgery. By the time they finally get back to me, they tell me I’m now past a 30 day warranty which was never previously even mentioned. They are now telling me I will have to start fresh and pay someone else to come out. I am SO disgusted with the Geek Squad and would not reccommend them to a chicken coop.
I actually HATE the new layout with a passion – it’s not just that it’s different, it’s that it breaks a number of design rules and looks horrible. Let’s see:
Thin font is hard to read in body text and looks crap when on a dark background.
The teaser text for the articles is in the same font and weight as the body text which makes the differentiation between the two very unclear.
Comment scores are WAY OVER on the right meaning that your reading pattern has to accommodate a large jump left-right-left as you read.
It’s no exaggeration to say that I visit the site less after the makeover.
Frankly, /.’s new CSS renders horribly in IE. The fonts are completely pixellated and unreadable. I have to use Opera or Firefox because it’s so hideous.
Frankly, /.?s new CSS renders horribly in IE. The fonts are completely pixellated and unreadable.
Check your IE install. They look gorgeous to me — identical to Firefox.