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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:
Missing model car pulled from the murky Chicago River. This is a tragedy on a 1:25th scale
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
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
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
The newest police tool for taping searches - sunglasses cameras. Guess they want to try and record any....shady behavior. YEEEEEEEEAAAAAHHH
Grimsvotn volcano in Iceland stops spewing ash, wants to cuddle
Horse turned away from McDonald's drive thru. Later accepted at the Deliveries door
Semi carrying rubbing alcohol overturns; accident cleans itself up
Man sues for $15K in damages after being injured by rose thorn. That must be some prick
Historic Miami Herald newspaper building sold to Malaysian company, who plans to turn it into sweatshop with overworked, underpaid laborers... oh, wait
Car carrying $1M coin collection rolls over and crashes, dumping entire load across highway -- resulting in unexpected lane change
Female softball umpire accused of getting into the minors
New York votes to legalize mixed martial arts matches. All rules to be carefully enforced, fighters to punch in and punch out
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?
The modern bikini introduced 65 years ago by French designer. Undoubtedly the best navel experiment of all times
Spiders suffer from human impact, according to Rolled-Up Newspaper University
Physicists determine that the shape of the electron is surprisingly round, and will now be known as the "Kardashian particle"
'Lost' actress Evangeline Lilly gives birth to a baby boy. At least somebody on that show had a defined exit strategy
Kim Kardashian is writing a novel, presumably about Deep Space Nine
"Cease" is the word for Jeff Conaway
Georgians continue to protest their president, seemingly unaware that Carter's been out of office for decades
Barney Frank admits to helping his lover land a coveted position in Fannie
Palin to embark on short bus tour this weekend
And now, a Chinese bluegrass band. Oh brother, where art Chao
Eddie Vedder releases new album in which he explores unintelligible mumbling in a whole new way
Court refuses to reconsider Phil Spector's appeal, use of NewsFlash tag
Cisco sued for collaboration with Chinese internet repression, faking optolythic data rod recordings
Costco third-quarter profit rises, proving Americans will always find a way to use five gallons of mayonnaise in a tub
Rocketdyne launches 300 employees to the unemployment line. There will be no re-entry to their workplace
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