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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:

[image from fark.com too old to be available]  Missing model car pulled from the murky Chicago River. This is a tragedy on a 1:25th scale    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from fark.com too old to be available]  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    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from fark.com too old to be available]  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    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from fark.com too old to be available]  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    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from fark.com too old to be available]  The newest police tool for taping searches - sunglasses cameras. Guess they want to try and record any....shady behavior. YEEEEEEEEAAAAAHHH    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from fark.com too old to be available]  Grimsvotn volcano in Iceland stops spewing ash, wants to cuddle    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from fark.com too old to be available]  Horse turned away from McDonald's drive thru. Later accepted at the Deliveries door    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from fark.com too old to be available]  Semi carrying rubbing alcohol overturns; accident cleans itself up    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from fark.com too old to be available]  Man sues for $15K in damages after being injured by rose thorn. That must be some prick    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from fark.com too old to be available]  Historic Miami Herald newspaper building sold to Malaysian company, who plans to turn it into sweatshop with overworked, underpaid laborers... oh, wait    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from fark.com too old to be available]  Car carrying $1M coin collection rolls over and crashes, dumping entire load across highway -- resulting in unexpected lane change    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]


Sports:

[image from fark.com too old to be available]  Female softball umpire accused of getting into the minors    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from fark.com too old to be available]  New York votes to legalize mixed martial arts matches. All rules to be carefully enforced, fighters to punch in and punch out    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from fark.com too old to be available]  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?    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]


Geek:

[image from fark.com too old to be available]  The modern bikini introduced 65 years ago by French designer. Undoubtedly the best navel experiment of all times    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from fark.com too old to be available]  Spiders suffer from human impact, according to Rolled-Up Newspaper University    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from fark.com too old to be available]  Physicists determine that the shape of the electron is surprisingly round, and will now be known as the "Kardashian particle"    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]


Showbiz:

[image from fark.com too old to be available]  'Lost' actress Evangeline Lilly gives birth to a baby boy. At least somebody on that show had a defined exit strategy    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from fark.com too old to be available]  Kim Kardashian is writing a novel, presumably about Deep Space Nine    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from fark.com too old to be available]  "Cease" is the word for Jeff Conaway    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]


Politics:

[image from fark.com too old to be available]  Georgians continue to protest their president, seemingly unaware that Carter's been out of office for decades    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from fark.com too old to be available]  Barney Frank admits to helping his lover land a coveted position in Fannie    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from fark.com too old to be available]  Palin to embark on short bus tour this weekend    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]


Music:

[image from fark.com too old to be available]  And now, a Chinese bluegrass band. Oh brother, where art Chao  

[image from fark.com too old to be available]  Eddie Vedder releases new album in which he explores unintelligible mumbling in a whole new way    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from fark.com too old to be available]  Court refuses to reconsider Phil Spector's appeal, use of NewsFlash tag    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]


Business:

[image from fark.com too old to be available]  Cisco sued for collaboration with Chinese internet repression, faking optolythic data rod recordings    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from fark.com too old to be available]  Costco third-quarter profit rises, proving Americans will always find a way to use five gallons of mayonnaise in a tub    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]

[image from fark.com too old to be available]  Rocketdyne launches 300 employees to the unemployment line. There will be no re-entry to their workplace    [image from img.fark.net too old to be available]
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2011-05-31 07:36:12 PM  
img.fark.net

You forgot to put this immediately under the gray comment frame. The stupid text link version gets lost in the other stuff and is too far away.
 
2011-05-31 07:36:17 PM  

DanZero:
/will not get over it
//took me a while in 2007


i76.photobucket.com
 
2011-05-31 07:39:16 PM  
Kinda funny that a site originally used to post curry recipes has its users calling out for more recipes
 
2011-05-31 07:40:31 PM  
Handsome B. Wonderful: Food tab would end up being a wasteland like the music tab.

Only if it gets winning headline material like "Steaks suck and they're overrated, so here's an overrated recipe that sucks."


DanZero: Is that what Fark is trying to do?

I think Fark is going to succeed where General Mills failed by having the site mascots be not one, not two, but ALL THREE of the Cinnamon Toast Crunch chefs.
 
2011-05-31 07:40:54 PM  
You should bring Jeff back as a mod for one day so he can flip out on everybody and get fired again.
 
2011-05-31 07:42:40 PM  
OK this just went live for me and it's damn horrible.
 
2011-05-31 07:45:56 PM  

ThisNameSux: OK this just went live for me and it's damn horrible.


Nobody cares what you think.
 
2011-05-31 07:46:23 PM  
Quote 2011-05-31 07:36:12 PM
img.fark.net

You forgot to put this immediately under the gray comment frame.


Please do this.
 
2011-05-31 07:46:57 PM  

Poppa Boner: ThisNameSux: OK this just went live for me and it's damn horrible.

Nobody cares what you think.


QFT
 
2011-05-31 07:49:48 PM  

Chupacabra Sandwich: QFT


*high five*
 
2011-05-31 07:50:20 PM  

Thelyphthoric: My irritation with the music tab being eaten by the showbiz tab is that REAL music has absolutely nothing to do with showbiz.

/your favorite band sucks


many of my favorite band(s) you sir, have likely never heard, and they mostly don't suck.
But you are right about the glittery/showbizy/gossipy 3-albums-in-the-top-ten-from-the-flippin-glee-cast passing for music these days.
 
2011-05-31 07:54:25 PM  
I'm over it. Greasemonkey is lord.

i.imgur.com
 
2011-05-31 07:55:53 PM  
The music tab was really nothing more than a "who's birthday" "this day in history" tab.

Hey... I got an idea...
 
2011-05-31 07:56:31 PM  
nicoffeine: The music tab was really nothing more than a "who's birthday" "this day in history" tab.

The Willard Scott tab, in other words?
 
2011-05-31 07:57:05 PM  
I said the text is huge. I SAID THE TEXT IS HUGE!
 
2011-05-31 08:00:40 PM  
i158.photobucket.com

Theres too much whitespace in that horizontal bar. Either make the marker taller or make the bar shorter.
 
2011-05-31 08:01:55 PM  

Poppa Boner: ThisNameSux: OK this just went live for me and it's damn horrible.

Nobody cares what you think.


You took the time to respond so apparently you do care, moron.
 
2011-05-31 08:02:23 PM  

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener:

I think Fark is going to succeed where General Mills failed by having the site mascots be not one, not two, but ALL THREE of the Cinnamon Toast Crunch chefs.


Are you trying to tell me that the other 2 are still alive? HERESAY! Wendell survived the tragic plain crash in the mid 90s!!!!! Fark is using super-accurate baker-facsimiles!
 
2011-05-31 08:03:26 PM  

ThisNameSux: You took the time to respond so apparently you do care, moron.


Any attention is good attention, eh?

Sad little man.
 
2011-05-31 08:06:01 PM  

Benucio: DanZero:
/will not get over it
//took me a while in 2007


Wow, that was 4 years ago? I could have sworn that was last year.

/times a-flying
 
2011-05-31 08:08:31 PM  
The redesign looks fine but I think it's a bit less intuitive than the old.
 
2011-05-31 08:10:33 PM  

Poppa Boner: Sad little man.


You certainly are.

i37.tinypic.com
 
2011-05-31 08:10:49 PM  
Just gets worse and worse. HIRE A GRAPHIC DESIGNER. jesus.
 
2011-05-31 08:13:11 PM  
Didn't someone mention a threaded comments option so it's easier to ignore trolls?
 
2011-05-31 08:14:55 PM  
New redesign idea: a rimshot button on Pocket Ninja's posts.
 
2011-05-31 08:15:21 PM  

Phil Moskowitz: Just gets worse and worse. HIRE A GRAPHIC DESIGNER. jesus.


Watch out man or Poppa Boner is going to yell at you.
 
2011-05-31 08:17:18 PM  

ThisNameSux: Watch out man or Poppa Boner is going to yell at you.


You're just all excited that someone doesn't have you on ignore.
 
2011-05-31 08:17:59 PM  
I guess I'm in the minority, in that I have no complaints about the redesign. The scrolling issues I was having had nothing to do with this site, and I fixed them.....so there's not even that anymore. I would ask that the font be a bit smaller, because I'm not 80-something and need to see 50pt font quite yet.
 
2011-05-31 08:22:15 PM  

Poppa Boner: You're just all excited that someone doesn't have you on ignore.


I think you should add me to yours. You seem like the really cool kind of internet guy who rocks an ignore list.
 
2011-05-31 08:23:40 PM  

Poppa Boner: ThisNameSux: Watch out man or Poppa Boner is going to yell at you.

You're just all excited that someone doesn't have you on ignore.


You know, I WANT to put him on ignore, but watching him get curb-stomped by WoodyHayes in every college football thread is just way too much fun.
 
2011-05-31 08:24:17 PM  

ThisNameSux: I think you should add me to yours. You seem like the really cool kind of internet guy who rocks an ignore list.


Nope. Not a single person on my ignore list.

I just like trolling the trolls.

I win.
 
2011-05-31 08:26:12 PM  
DanZero: Are you trying to tell me that the other 2 are still alive? HERESAY! Wendell survived the tragic plain crash in the mid 90s!!!!! Fark is using super-accurate baker-facsimiles!

I'm saying that General Mills may or may not have a clone farm.

That's all I may or may not be saying.
 
2011-05-31 08:26:45 PM  

Chupacabra Sandwich: You know, I WANT to put him on ignore, but watching him get curb-stomped by WoodyHayes in every college football thread is just way too much fun.


It wouldn't even be funny if I was who he thinks I am. He's just a troubled little boy who thinks that everybody who laughs at Ohio State is a Michigan fan. Speaking of funny, nice profile pic.
 
2011-05-31 08:34:24 PM  

urban.derelict: casey17: Hey! Some of us don't have 20/20 vision & it's very helpful for us!

some of us know Cmd -/+ changes the default font size.

/you people complaining about font size are too stupid to use the internet


It's mostly that changing font sizes for one website is a pita when you like the font size you have for other websites. not fun having to do it every time you go to another window/tab

that said, it won't take more than a few hours till it's greasemonkey'd to something i'm happy with
 
2011-05-31 08:35:15 PM  

ThisNameSux: It wouldn't even be funny if I was who he thinks I am. He's just a troubled little boy who thinks that everybody who laughs at Ohio State is a Michigan fan. Speaking of funny, nice profile pic.


Location: Farmington Hills

Yeah, I'm sure you're totally neutral.

Maybe you're a leader o trolla alt instead...

hmmm...
 
2011-05-31 08:36:08 PM  
Second thought: The current demographic may dictate font size.

/dictate
 
2011-05-31 08:50:03 PM  
The tabs no longer look like tabs, you know. Nooblets are going to be so confused.
 
2011-05-31 08:58:18 PM  
I like the new layout. Why? Why NOT?
 
2011-05-31 09:09:18 PM  

snuff3r: Benucio: DanZero:
/will not get over it
//took me a while in 2007

Wow, that was 4 years ago? I could have sworn that was last year.

/times a-flying


Crazy, ain't it? I had to check my own profile to see how long I've been here.

/times a-flying indeed
 
2011-05-31 09:16:23 PM  
I think you're handling the redesign well. Just wish I didn't have to login so often.
 
2011-05-31 09:22:06 PM  
I think I'll get used to this in a few days. It's already not bothering me as much as it did when I first saw it. Speaking of redesigns, awesome job on the mobile site. The only thing I'd like to see added is the number of new comments to a thread since my last visit.
 
2011-05-31 09:23:41 PM  

ThisNameSux: Phil Moskowitz: Just gets worse and worse. HIRE A GRAPHIC DESIGNER. jesus.

Watch out man or Poppa Boner is going to yell at you.


Hey, some of us pay $5 a month for that privilege.
 
2011-05-31 09:33:49 PM  

Cyno01: Hey, some of us pay $5 a month for that privilege.


I wouldn't say I yell so much as ramble incoherently at outside voice decibels.

And yes... I am pretty much the main reason Total Fark is worth the five bucks.

Thanks for noticing.

PONY UP YOU CHEAP C*NTS!!!!
 
2011-05-31 09:59:11 PM  

BuckTurgidson: Font's a size to large for my tastes, otherwise looks good to me.


Drew is probably just getting old.
 
2011-05-31 10:28:44 PM  
To everyone complaining about the font size

How hard is it to hit Ctrl and - a few times? Not like I ever had to Increase the font size of a web page before...you'll get used to it.

I'm not sure I like the color scheme, it's rather....staid. It may give a newbie the totally wrong idea of what FARK is about. I miss the chiclet colors of the tabs, it gave the site a rather festive air.

I know I don't care for the enlargement of the advertisements on the right side of the page, but I know you gotta make a buck, so I guess I'll get over it.

That's it in a nutshell, "you'll get used to it". The uproar is much less than the last site re-design.
 
2011-05-31 10:34:47 PM  

Momzilla59: To everyone complaining about the font size


They'll get over it.
 
2011-05-31 10:40:46 PM  

Momzilla59: To everyone complaining about the font size

How hard is it to hit Ctrl and - a few times? Not like I ever had to Increase the font size of a web page before...you'll get used to it.


YES WE KNOW WE CAN ADJUST THE FONT SIZE MANUALLY EVERY TIME WE VISIT FARK, BUT IT WOULD BE NICE IF THE FONT WERE THE RIGHT SIZE IN THE FIRST PLACE.
 
2011-05-31 10:42:08 PM  
Good idea with the preview. Looks good. Now I'm ready for it and won't have the instant negative reaction to having my entire world turned upside down out of nowhere.

Thanks Drew.
 
2011-05-31 10:45:57 PM  
Well I do actually understand the font size thing. I mean most of you are old and genetically inferior...

and fat... so very very fat.
 
2011-05-31 10:50:27 PM  
The continuation of table-based layout is brought to you by lousy design and Jose Cuervo™!

Jose Cuervo™:
When your website isn't grey enough!
 
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