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A quick note on the redesign, and some of Fark's favorite headlines from 5/22 - 5/28 
Posted by Drew at 2011-05-31 5:41:21 PM (199 comments) | Permalink

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Over the last week (or two if you're a TFer), you've probably noticed the option to take a look at the redesign that's going live June 1. If you haven't seen it yet, you can check it out here. Basically, we like to update the Fark periodically, make it easier to use and more intuitive. Unlike last time when we just dropped it on you, we figured we'd let you check it out in advance and get used to it, as well as give us feedback on where things were broken so that we could get them all fixed up before we pushed the final design live.

We've received a lot of feedback, so much in fact that we're still getting to the responses as we can. I wanted to say thanks for that; you've helped us fix small issues that we probably wouldn't have found in time, even searching across multiple OS and browser configurations like we were. That's appreciated. A few of us have asked if we'll be changing mobile right after this. The answer is that we don't have an overhaul planned immediately, but we'll probably continue to make small changes to make Fark look more consistent with the new design on mobile devices.

Where possible, we're doing our best to accommodate your recommendations and fold them into the design. For instance, we'll be redesigning the Keep Farking button to keep that in, although it'll just be a link until we re-do it. But it'll be there as a link so you can continue to use it.

A few of you have expressed some frustration that the music tab will be going away, and that's understandable. It's been an issue for a while, though. Whenever we have a tab, we feel the need to keep the tab filled with new links every day, and we just weren't getting enough good links to the Music tab. There were fewer submitters to the tab and so the pickings were not as good as we hoped, but we greenlit a lot anyway to keep the tab from drying up completely. We'll still have the content, but it'll just continue to be on the Showbiz tab and the Video tab (where most of the good stuff is cross-posted already).

Anyway, that's all for now. Thanks for being patient and if the design seems a bit foreign now, hopefully it won't feel too weird for too long and after a few days it'll feel normal.

Headlines Of The Week for Sun 2011-05-22 to Sat 2011-05-28:

www.fark.com  Missing model car pulled from the murky Chicago River. This is a tragedy on a 1:25th scale    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  NPR reports on the Miss Shrimp Festival, Miss Shrimp Pageant, Miss Shrimp Ceremony, Miss Shrimp Party, Miss Shrimp Gala, Miss Shrimp Carnival, Miss Shrimp Fair, Miss Shrimp Parade, Miss Shrimp Ball, Miss Shrimp Reception    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  Court postpones and relocates case of obese woman after she cannot fit through court doors for trial. Lawyers and defendant all looking for a change of menu    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  Armed robbery of Radio Shack yields $23.57, 3 cordless phones, 20 feet of speaker wire, a handful of BNC connectors and an undisclosed number of 9 volt batteries    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  The newest police tool for taping searches - sunglasses cameras. Guess they want to try and record any....shady behavior. YEEEEEEEEAAAAAHHH    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  Grimsvotn volcano in Iceland stops spewing ash, wants to cuddle    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  Horse turned away from McDonald's drive thru. Later accepted at the Deliveries door    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  Semi carrying rubbing alcohol overturns; accident cleans itself up    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  Man sues for $15K in damages after being injured by rose thorn. That must be some prick    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  Historic Miami Herald newspaper building sold to Malaysian company, who plans to turn it into sweatshop with overworked, underpaid laborers... oh, wait    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  Car carrying $1M coin collection rolls over and crashes, dumping entire load across highway -- resulting in unexpected lane change    img.fark.net


Sports:

www.fark.com  Female softball umpire accused of getting into the minors    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  New York votes to legalize mixed martial arts matches. All rules to be carefully enforced, fighters to punch in and punch out    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  NFL, Cowboys want Super Bowl seating suit tossed. Lawyers told to find a seat and wait for judge... oh, there aren't any seats available? So sorry... sucks, doesn't it?    img.fark.net


Geek:

www.fark.com  The modern bikini introduced 65 years ago by French designer. Undoubtedly the best navel experiment of all times    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  Spiders suffer from human impact, according to Rolled-Up Newspaper University    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  Physicists determine that the shape of the electron is surprisingly round, and will now be known as the "Kardashian particle"    img.fark.net


Showbiz:

www.fark.com  'Lost' actress Evangeline Lilly gives birth to a baby boy. At least somebody on that show had a defined exit strategy    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  Kim Kardashian is writing a novel, presumably about Deep Space Nine    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  "Cease" is the word for Jeff Conaway    img.fark.net


Politics:

www.fark.com  Georgians continue to protest their president, seemingly unaware that Carter's been out of office for decades    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  Barney Frank admits to helping his lover land a coveted position in Fannie    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  Palin to embark on short bus tour this weekend    img.fark.net


Music:

www.fark.com  And now, a Chinese bluegrass band. Oh brother, where art Chao  

www.fark.com  Eddie Vedder releases new album in which he explores unintelligible mumbling in a whole new way    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  Court refuses to reconsider Phil Spector's appeal, use of NewsFlash tag    img.fark.net


Business:

www.fark.com  Cisco sued for collaboration with Chinese internet repression, faking optolythic data rod recordings    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  Costco third-quarter profit rises, proving Americans will always find a way to use five gallons of mayonnaise in a tub    img.fark.net

www.fark.com  Rocketdyne launches 300 employees to the unemployment line. There will be no re-entry to their workplace    img.fark.net
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2011-05-31 05:44:01 PM
Damn, the font is huge. You trying to cater to the deaf now?
 
2011-05-31 05:45:27 PM
This is an outrage.
 
2011-05-31 05:45:55 PM
Drew: Thanks for being patient and if the design seems a bit foreign now, hopefully it won't feel too weird for too long and after a few days it'll feel normal.

We'll get over it.

/in before the deluge
 
2011-05-31 05:46:09 PM
I promise you, even if the redesign is a pic of my handsome face with links to free blow jobs from Stacy Keibler, you will be doing nothing but fielding complaints for weeks.
 
2011-05-31 05:46:13 PM
We need a Food tab.

I do like the redesign now that I've used it for a couple weeks.
 
2011-05-31 05:47:56 PM
I'm indifferent over it.
 
2011-05-31 05:48:05 PM
I was over it the first time I checked it out.

/
 
2011-05-31 05:48:13 PM

Chupacabra Sandwich: We need a Food tab.



That would be awesome.

/New tagline is still REAL awful though.
 
2011-05-31 05:48:38 PM
I would like to see the SFW feed come back, I do not want the boobies links bouncing about when I Fark at work as I work for a school district
 
2011-05-31 05:48:54 PM
I'LL GET OVER YOU
I KNOW I WILL
I'LL PRETEND MY SHIP'S NOT
SIIIIIIIIIIIIIINKING!
 
2011-05-31 05:49:45 PM
Yes, the step up from 10 to 14 point should definitely help my 90 year old grandmother peruse Fark. And all that gray space will be a reminder that everybody she's known all her life is dead. Including her.
 
2011-05-31 05:49:54 PM

Chupacabra Sandwich: We need a Food tab.


Good call. The Weber thread was a lot of fun.
 
2011-05-31 05:50:30 PM

I Said: I promise you, even if the redesign is a pic of my handsome face with links to free blow jobs from Stacy Keibler, you will be doing nothing but fielding complaints for weeks.


There's a Free Blow Jobs from Stacy Keibler Tab?
 
2011-05-31 05:50:38 PM
Thanks for putting some sort of "Continue Farking" button back in.
 
2011-05-31 05:50:46 PM
We need a WWE Raw Tab.
 
2011-05-31 05:51:25 PM
Holy crap, the Food Tab thing isn't a terrible idea. I'm unsure how to handle this. Actual good suggestions. What do I do now?
 
2011-05-31 05:51:30 PM
Is there a color option somewhere that I missed? New Fark=very drab and deary. Looks like black and white TV
 
2011-05-31 05:51:34 PM
Now I get to sidescroll to see even more crap that's been crammed into the sidebar. Hooray!
 
2011-05-31 05:52:04 PM
No pics? fapping to a font just does not cut it.
 
2011-05-31 05:52:41 PM

El_Frijole_Blanco: I would like to see the SFW feed come back, I do not want the boobies links bouncing about when I Fark at work as I work for a school district


Eh? What boobies links? I haven't seen any of those since they migrated off to Foobies way back when.
 
2011-05-31 05:52:46 PM

Chupacabra Sandwich: We need a Food tab.


geekspodcast.com
 
jbc [TotalFark]
2011-05-31 05:53:24 PM
We need a Tab Tab.

geekspodcast.com
 
2011-05-31 05:53:27 PM
checks AdBlock, yup still works, I'm good.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2011-05-31 05:53:31 PM
I submitted one of those with a worse headline.
 
2011-05-31 05:53:42 PM
Weak crop this week.
 
jbc [TotalFark]
2011-05-31 05:54:06 PM
GD it
 
2011-05-31 05:54:16 PM
i.imgur.com

I LOLed.
 
2011-05-31 05:54:32 PM
Wow, the new redesign is fugly.
 
2011-05-31 05:56:03 PM

jbc: GD it


heh
 
2011-05-31 05:56:49 PM

I Said: We need a WWE Raw Tab.


Or at least main page listing for the next Raw Thread.
 
2011-05-31 05:57:27 PM
This prob requires a lot, but I'll ask anyway:

Why not make it semi-customizable? At least aesthetically (font size, background color, etc)?
 
2011-05-31 05:58:47 PM
I really like the redesign. I haven't gone back to old Fark since it was an option a few days ago.

THOUGH IT'S TRUE THE FONTS ARE HUGE
 
2011-05-31 05:58:58 PM

Chupacabra Sandwich: We need a Food tab.

I do like the redesign now that I've used it for a couple weeks.


You sound fat.

/already over it...love the redesign for once
 
2011-05-31 05:58:59 PM
+1 for "Food" tab and a [≈Bacon≈] tag.

I like the redesign, with all the extra white space, its made browsing the regular site much easier on my phone.
 
2011-05-31 06:00:09 PM

HeartBurnKid: Wow, the new redesign is fugly.


Agreed. Did the guys who blackmailed Gawker into their horrid redesign get to Drew too?
 
2011-05-31 06:01:37 PM
Also

"It's not News it's Fark dot com"

Immediately followed by

"Real news. Real funny"

wtf?
 
2011-05-31 06:02:37 PM
Yeah, any word on if there will be any new tags or anything?

/still pining for a i26.photobucket.com tag
 
2011-05-31 06:03:58 PM

chapman: "Real news. Real funny


Someone in another thread suggested:

Totes news. Totes cray cray


That's the perfect line.
 
2011-05-31 06:05:13 PM
Why is there a HOTW category for a music tab that no longer exists?
 
2011-05-31 06:05:30 PM
I actually like it quite a bit.
Then I read the new tagline.
Then I cried a little inside.

Drew, make it a freaking contest or something. A year of free TF to someone who comes up with a better slogan. No, wait...that'd be everyone. A year of free TF to someone who comes up with the BEST of the better slogans. But please, not that :-/

Also, food tab. Please.
 
2011-05-31 06:08:40 PM
I can't get Fark to switch BACK to the old version after previewing the new one. Ugh.
 
2011-05-31 06:09:59 PM
The tagline is going to change when it goes live; this was a placeholder.
 
2011-05-31 06:12:25 PM

Unfreakable: The tagline is going to change when it goes live; this was a placeholder.


It should switch back when you click this
 
2011-05-31 06:12:50 PM
Font is TOO BIG.

Too much 'white space', too.

/over it
 
2011-05-31 06:13:28 PM
It took me a while to get used to the flash of pink when I clicked on links. Dumb of me, but there you are. I'm well over it now, though, and I think it's a pretty nifty new look. Very readable, easy on the eyes, good stuff.

I'd mock the new tagline's grammar, but glass houses and stones being what they are, I will refrain.
 
2011-05-31 06:17:43 PM

Unfreakable: The tagline is going to change when it goes live; this was a placeholder.


I still think you should have a contest to create a new tagline, unless you have something amazing that you're hiding up your sleeve, in which case more power to you.
 
2011-05-31 06:18:20 PM

Chupacabra Sandwich: We need a Food tab.


Concur.
 
2011-05-31 06:21:37 PM
congratulations on solving the problem of music tab repeats.

;)
 
2011-05-31 06:22:59 PM
I wouldn't mind it so much if you didn't keep making the content part of the page skinnier and skinnier. Did you ever consider that some of us might like a little more space?

It's like I'm viewing the mobile version of the website on my desktop or something. Other than that I don't really care for the drab color scheme.
 
2011-05-31 06:23:11 PM
I like it - I'm serslah blind & it's way easier to read. :-)
 
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