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(Fark)   Sneak preview of Fark's redesign - launching June 1   (fark.com ) divider line
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2011-05-26 11:24:17 PM  
I'm going to miss the music tab muchly.
 
2011-05-26 11:24:33 PM  
2.bp.blogspot.com
/I keed. It looks nice, clean. But not much of an upgrade. How 'bout some new functionality? Like the man said: if it ain't broke, break it!
 
2011-05-26 11:24:54 PM  

DigitalCoffee:
- down in the post comments section; get rid of the non-popping link button. it's so annoying that someone gets lazy or is too stupid to figure out how to use the poppy link and then i click on their link and lose FARK because i thought that their non-poppy link popped. like and such need MAPS!
r


I always just type in the HTML manually because it's faster, but that means non-popping because I'm lazy. I'm just used to middle-clicking with my mouse so everything opens in a new tab anyway. I guess people who use laptops or something might not have that option...
 
2011-05-26 11:24:56 PM  
That tag-line is just awful. It looks like a mistake/bad grammar. Someone please come up with something better.

/For real

//Really
 
2011-05-26 11:26:22 PM  
I like it. Clean. SImple. They keep paring away the junk and improving the content. Good job, guys.
 
2011-05-26 11:26:42 PM  
Meh.
 
2011-05-26 11:27:30 PM  

Lighting: That tag-line is just awful. It looks like a mistake/bad grammar. Someone please come up with something better.

/For real

//Really


It's not news, it's real news. Or something.
 
2011-05-26 11:27:49 PM  
The new logo is too blurry. Other than that, I might get over it.
 
2011-05-26 11:27:50 PM  

sn82: HawgWild: sn82: HawgWild: sn82: HawgWild: I've been over it. I started using the new design as soon as it was available to TFers ...

You and your fancy TF abilities make me sick :P

Don't make me sponsor you ...

Nobody can sponsor me. I'm on the naughty list...

What did you do?

I purposely told them to not have anybody sponsor me. One person tried and failed.


Oh wow. Just tried. You weren't kidding ...
 
2011-05-26 11:27:51 PM  
Looks much better. Please alternate row background colours on the link pages, otherwise headlines tend to blend together.
 
2011-05-26 11:28:05 PM  

meer markt: Didn't you people JUST do a redesign?? For fark's sake, it took months to get the mobile version even close to workable on my crackberry, where I most look at fark, and now you folks are changing the shiat up again! Fark you and get it right quick on mobile if you *must* biatches.

/Are people really biatching about too much or too little white space and font size.
//could complain til the end of time about certain zoom/resize shiat about reading articles from fark and other places -- it's always different and y'know what?? I just deal.
///it's nice that fark is trying to show they give a fark about it with these threads, but then the mod goes "this side says this and the other side says that" and they can't handle the decision.


Disclaimer: barely RTFA and comments
 
mjg
2011-05-26 11:28:07 PM  
Drew and FARK need Jason Kottke to redesign the site. He's the man.

/functional and basic
/ http://kottke.org/
 
2011-05-26 11:28:21 PM  
Are you guys purposefully making it worse every time?
After re-design number 1 (2002 or so?) you should have just stopped.
 
2011-05-26 11:29:42 PM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: It's not news, it's real news. Or something.


Fark: Online News :: Real Doll : Woman?
 
2011-05-26 11:31:13 PM  

meer markt: Didn't you people JUST do a redesign?? For fark's sake, it took months to get the mobile version even close to workable on my crackberry, where I most look at fark, and now you folks are changing the shiat up again! Fark you and get it right quick on mobile if you *must* biatches.

/Are people really biatching about too much or too little white space and font size.
//could complain til the end of time about certain zoom/resize shiat about reading articles from fark and other places -- it's always different and y'know what?? I just deal.
///it's nice that fark is trying to show they give a fark about it with these threads, but then the mod goes "this side says this and the other side says that" and they can't handle the decision.


It looks a lot more like the mobile version, which I would think would make you happier...
 
2011-05-26 11:31:39 PM  
I definitely would NOT get over it. Just look at those wide margins. This redesign is way below my standards.


Seriously, though, what was wrong with the old font? I'm ambivalent about the new typeface, but the increase in size seems like it creates more problems (less information, necessitates more whitespace, which means even less information) than it solves (um, what does it solve again?). The expanded margins exacerbate the issue.

I'll bet it all looks great on a giant, eleventy-gigapixel monitor. But for cheapskates like me with our ancient 1280x1024 screens (or people with small laptops), it's kinda like reading everything through a magnifying glass.
 
2011-05-26 11:31:41 PM  

Jormungandr: The wife says "shiat, its like Fark is trying to be businesslike!"


That's kinda what I thought when I first saw it too.
 
mjg
2011-05-26 11:32:13 PM  
FARKingtonpost.com

/Just rename it Drew
 
2011-05-26 11:32:37 PM  
What I don't like about the new Fark isn't really design-based, but that scrolling through the pages is so slow. I tried reading through a thread using the new set-up, and it was lagging so bad, I thought something was initially wrong with the trackpad on my laptop.

I hope that gets fixed.
 
2011-05-26 11:32:55 PM  
Seriously? What's wrong with the last redesign? Why change it again so soon?...
 
2011-05-26 11:33:17 PM  
Is there any way you can let me shrink the text box I'm typing in now so it's the same size as the little purple buttons (bold, italics, etc)? For whatever reason it's making me all OCD that it doesn't line up.
 
2011-05-26 11:33:33 PM  

HawgWild: sn82: HawgWild: sn82: HawgWild: sn82: HawgWild: I've been over it. I started using the new design as soon as it was available to TFers ...

You and your fancy TF abilities make me sick :P

Don't make me sponsor you ...

Nobody can sponsor me. I'm on the naughty list...

What did you do?

I purposely told them to not have anybody sponsor me. One person tried and failed.

Oh wow. Just tried. You weren't kidding ...


See! Plus I'm too busy to be TFing, so no big deal. Wouldn't want anybody to waste their money if I'm not around much.
 
2011-05-26 11:36:57 PM  

sn82: HawgWild: sn82: HawgWild: sn82: HawgWild: sn82: HawgWild: I've been over it. I started using the new design as soon as it was available to TFers ...

You and your fancy TF abilities make me sick :P

Don't make me sponsor you ...

Nobody can sponsor me. I'm on the naughty list...

What did you do?

I purposely told them to not have anybody sponsor me. One person tried and failed.

Oh wow. Just tried. You weren't kidding ...

See! Plus I'm too busy to be TFing, so no big deal. Wouldn't want anybody to waste their money if I'm not around much.


:(
 
2011-05-26 11:38:19 PM  
looks pretty good to me!

Though now 99% of the comments will be people biatching about the new design for the next month.

/like i give a shiat!
 
2011-05-26 11:39:00 PM  

Lighting: That tag-line is just awful. It looks like a mistake/bad grammar. Someone please come up with something better.

/For real

//Really


It's what I would imagine it would be if Fark was bought by some huge media conglomerate. Needs to go.

May I suggest a user contest? Most votes wins.

/Overall like the design, just need to trim the boarder and maybe drop just font size just a tiny bit.
 
mjg
2011-05-26 11:41:37 PM  

mason4300: Seriously? What's wrong with the last redesign? Why change it again so soon?...


It's not on blog-ad-standards.

TFrs could spend their money better on advertising themselves through ads on FARK rather than paying for something on the web.

/not a bad idea Drew?
//and please update that crappy FARK logo
///any thoughts on a new logo farkers?
 
2011-05-26 11:42:54 PM  

Professor Science: it's kinda like reading everything through a magnifying glass.


Maybe that's what it is. I'm involuntarily squinting and leaning back reading this font. And no I don't need or wear glasses.
 
2011-05-26 11:45:48 PM  
Working in IE9 now
 
2011-05-26 11:45:51 PM  
i'll be honest, i dont care unless it interferes with adblock or is as bad as or worse than that gawker abomination they rolled out. i noticed they changed it now, too; but i'm still not going back. fark farks with adblock and i'll pull out. :D
 
2011-05-26 11:46:30 PM  

mjg:
///any thoughts on a new logo farkers?


It's not that bad. Make the map of the world a little bigger and change it's color so it sticks out more. Also could make it different colors for different special occasions.
 
meg [TotalFark]
2011-05-26 11:48:12 PM  

drjekel_mrhyde: Working in IE9 now


Ok good.
 
2011-05-26 11:49:00 PM  
I still think it should all be in comic sans.
 
2011-05-26 11:52:36 PM  
It has too much gray and black. The big swaths of blue on the current version keep it from looking like a prison cell of some sort.
 
2011-05-26 11:52:39 PM  
OMG THE NEW LAYOUT BLOWS DONKEY BALLS I FEAR CHANGE WHAARGARBBL!!!1

/ Am I doing this right?
 
2011-05-26 11:54:09 PM  
www.rinzen.com

Nope, not posting that pic.

But some type of colour would be nice, maybe more subdued hues of the old rainbow. It's just easier to hit the right tab that way, and it allows you to know which one you're on at a glance.

Otherwise, re-design is cool.
 
2011-05-26 11:55:02 PM  
Nothing flashes? No blinkies? NOTHING?

Aww come on!
 
2011-05-26 11:55:07 PM  
If you can't see the new design on you browser try login on first
/That was my problem with IE9 and IE WP7
 
2011-05-26 11:56:56 PM  

HawgWild: sn82: HawgWild: sn82: HawgWild: sn82: HawgWild: sn82: HawgWild: I've been over it. I started using the new design as soon as it was available to TFers ...

You and your fancy TF abilities make me sick :P

Don't make me sponsor you ...

Nobody can sponsor me. I'm on the naughty list...

What did you do?

I purposely told them to not have anybody sponsor me. One person tried and failed.

Oh wow. Just tried. You weren't kidding ...

See! Plus I'm too busy to be TFing, so no big deal. Wouldn't want anybody to waste their money if I'm not around much.

:(


Why are you frowning?
 
2011-05-26 11:59:13 PM  
Looks great guys. Works fine in Chrome


I have only one suggestion, On the Total Fark tabs, could you put a Greenlight option? I think many TF use that.
 
2011-05-27 12:01:21 AM  
I like it. Less whitespace means my index finger will no longer suffer from overscroll crampage.

I agree that the font could definitely be smaller by default though.

/More boobies!
 
2011-05-27 12:01:29 AM  
The lack of a "continue farking" button is really starting to bug me...
 
2011-05-27 12:02:20 AM  
Still mixing left align and center align in that right column, I see. That's a pretty simple mistake to fix, so I'm guessing someone actually thinks it looks better as mixed alignment (they'd be wrong). The footer does it too, so at least there's consistency in the mistake.

I also think multiple navigations in the same area are a poor choice, but I understand not wanting to be too extreme in your changes. Overall I like the new design, but there's still a few basic design issues and usability issues.

/UI "expert", whatever the hell that means
 
2011-05-27 12:03:42 AM  
Not bad. Good job, guys. Not a fan of combining the music and showbiz tabs but I can see why you did it. Im betting a lot of people are going to get all butthurt though. Makes no sense to get butthurt about something thats free or damn close, but here we are.
 
2011-05-27 12:05:55 AM  
- The Music tab itself will be going away, but the content will not. Music news will be combined with Showbiz into the Entertainment tab, and Music videos will be posted to the Video tab.

Cop out.

Also, new fonts make me sneeze.
 
2011-05-27 12:06:11 AM  
Blurry menu pointer arrow is blurry. Doesn't fit with the nice crisp lines. Otherwise, pretty nice design.
img.fark.net
 
2011-05-27 12:06:22 AM  
I dig.
 
2011-05-27 12:07:42 AM  
Still like it better than the previous version. Great job, and even more important, this was much better handled than last time. Kudos to all involved!

RIP Music Tab
 
2011-05-27 12:09:30 AM  
Oh... oh, gawd! It's making me all... tingly... breathing heavy... eyes rolling into back of head... don't stop... oh, gawd... OH, GAAAAAAAAAAA...

Oh, wait. Sorry. Left the Hitachi wand on again.

What are we talking about?
 
2011-05-27 12:11:40 AM  

meg: tl;dr


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2011-05-27 12:12:16 AM  

hiiamchris: Oh yeah, I like it except 2 things. I HATE the textured background and like the guy above said, I like the colored tabs. These links are a little too "look at my blog its 2003 and I have a blog so I am cool"


THIS.

Can the silly font that makes everything more smushed and mis-aligned, bring back our color tabs and smooth out that gray background. PLEASEEEEE
 
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