Comments on redesign
Posted 17 April 2013 - 11:42 AM
Posted 01 May 2013 - 12:26 AM
Mac OS X 10.8.3 with Safari, up to date.
Posted 03 May 2013 - 12:12 PM
I've read some some excellent comments, succinctly stated, as to the reasons they don't like the redesign, particularly of the landing page. Comments refer to difficulty in scanning stories, too much white space, graphic elements are too large, layout too busy, too Metro-like, etc.
So you've stated what you don't like. Macworld may incorporate some of your suggestions into tweaking the redesign, but probably nothing substantial. It's more likely than not that the Macworld staff appreciate your feedback, at least the respectful ones. You'll resentfully put up with the changes, reduce your visits to the site, find other sites to visit, or just leave never to return.
My suggestion, if you truly visit for the content, is to look for an alternative way to get that content. One where the design you dislike doesn't get in the way of the content, at least as presented on the landing page. Take advantage of Macworld's RSS feeds where you can sort and adjust the length of the article capsules. Macworld also has a twitter account with links to every story so you can quickly scan the headlines.
If you prefer, use a nice RSS/aggregator client like Feedly, for web browsers or mobile devices, where you have a selection of view options like title only, magazine, card, and full article.
In an ideal world every website would allow you to completely customize the presentation of the content to your liking. Realistically, that's not going to happen any time soon. If you just want what you want, and feel you shouldn't have to go to workarounds, my suggestions will be neither solution nor salve. However, you can't claim that you don't have choices for how you look for and find Macworld content. Hopefully, with an open mind and a little effort you'll find a solution that works for you until the next Macworld redesign…
This post has been edited by Roote: 03 May 2013 - 12:33 PM
Posted 12 June 2013 - 07:59 AM
I clicked on the article for Apple Design Awards 2013, and all I got was a gray box with some content, but nothing to read nor controls. Figured there was an issue. Highlighted the content. Pasted it:
WWDC 2013: The Apple Design Award winners
Daniel Ionescu @danielionescu Jun 11, 2013 12:24 PM
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And the winners are…
Every year during WWDC, Apple recognizes new, especially innovative apps.
This year’s 10 Apple Design Awards winners are a mix of fun and addictive games, some productivity apps, and two cool apps from student developers.
They will join the more-than-700,000 apps in the App Store.
Let's start with a beautiful iPad app from the World Wildlife Fund.
So, the controls
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are there, but they are off my screen to the left of all the content, out of view??
Seems like they could be placed a little better or with a different offset so they'd be near (above or under) the content.
Latest OSX & Safari with a viewport wide enough to not have a horizontal scroll bar, about the horizontal half of a 24" 1920x1080 screen.
This post has been edited by icerabbit: 12 June 2013 - 08:00 AM