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Do you like the new Neowin front page design?

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#1 +Frank B.

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Posted 24 August 2014 - 20:03

Let's hear the vox populi: Do you like the new Neowin front page design?

 

I for one like it.




#2 ians18

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Posted 24 August 2014 - 20:05

There are some things that have been added too, not just design wise. Check out galleries or image/gif embed in comments.

 

This shows the gallery well:

http://www.neowin.ne...ot-extravaganza



#3 Max Norris

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Posted 24 August 2014 - 20:06

Yep -- with a couple of tweaks.  That main header bar is a bit on the large size, smush it down a tick.  Site needs a fluid-width option like it used to have.  The "More" menu is missing the Spy option which used to be there.  The comments allow animated GIF's?  Oh no possible way that'll be abused. /s  Otherwise, pretty spiffy and looks great on all screen sizes.  Can't wait to see it carry over into the forums.



#4 Syanide

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Posted 24 August 2014 - 20:08

Yes, I like it, despite my personal preference of news items being listed one beneath the other instead of the pinterest style squares/rectangles (ironically, on smaller screens it defaults to the list view). It's fine, and it'll take some time getting used to, but in a couple of weeks I probably won't remember the old design.



#5 +_Alexander

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Posted 24 August 2014 - 20:09

Needs tweaks,

1. Slide in top menu annoying

2. Gradients are annoying

3. Top Part (Manu and Images) are too big

4. Needless zoom in effect when hovering over the top part images

 

One or two weeks ago worked bad on Surface, will need to retest that.



#6 Pillows

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Posted 24 August 2014 - 20:09

Well uhm this is going to take some time to adapt to.



#7 FunkyMike

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Posted 24 August 2014 - 20:10

Yes, I like it, despite my personal preference of news items being listed one beneath the other instead of the pinterest style squares/rectangles (ironically, on smaller screens it defaults to the list view). It's fine, and it'll take some time getting used to, but in a couple of weeks I probably won't remember the old design.

 

I would also prefer List View as standard. Especially for non members as default view. It is just cleaner, more organized and gives the site better credibility. 

 

Also top images. More confined please.



#8 derekaw

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Posted 24 August 2014 - 20:11

It was a bit jarring when I first saw it but I do like the new front page a lot. Good work. Made me comment in the forums for the first time! 



#9 Anibal P

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Posted 24 August 2014 - 20:12

There is a list view for those that can't handle change 



#10 siah1214

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Posted 24 August 2014 - 20:12

Not yet but I'll probably get used to it.  Just don't like how huge everything is. .



#11 nyolc8

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Posted 24 August 2014 - 20:13

I think it looks nice as it is on high-res displays, but on lower-res displays it looks too big and too empty.

 

I'm actually a webprogramer (with years knowledge in webdesign) and I think it would need some visual tweaks in or between the elements. I mean it needs some (small/tiny) darker elements. Maybe darker fonts to the section titles, or some borders (but just a few) or different background for the news and for the right sidebar. Or anything that would stick out from the white-lightgray design.



#12 shozilla

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Posted 24 August 2014 - 20:13

Not yet but I'll probably get used to it.  Just don't like how huge everything is. .

 

You can use list view option which the images will be smaller. 



#13 Earthworm_Jim

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Posted 24 August 2014 - 20:14

Unless you switch to the darkside (hehe...), the top bar colour does not match to the rest of the site

it just does not feel congruent.

 

 

older site might have felt dated, but the structure was very good, and practical.  especially in comparison to this new look.



#14 siah1214

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Posted 24 August 2014 - 20:15

You can use list view option which the images will be smaller. 

Doesn't fix the header at the top. 

My biggest gripe is Neowin now looks like every other tech related site out there..  Again, I'll probably get used to it, just going to take some time. 



#15 ians18

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Posted 24 August 2014 - 20:17

Needs tweaks,

1. Slide in top menu annoying

2. Gradients are annoying

3. Top Part (Manu and Images) are too big

4. Needless zoom in effect when hovering over the top part images

 

One or two weeks ago worked bad on Surface, will need to retest that.

1.  Slide in top menu prevents you from having to scroll completely to the top to navigate 

2. It is a preference, but could you read the titles without the gradients?

3. I think the images are perfect on top, you are just used to the old site with tiny low-res images. That's another thing, most images are now HD

4.I think either the grey-out OR the zoom should be used, just not both

 

On my Surface Timan fixed a ton of the touch menu issues. There is one issue where REVIEWS does not get highlighted at the top when you are on the reviews page. However, the first tap opens the menu, the second navigates the link.

 

I think it looks nice as it is on high-res displays, but on lower-res displays it looks too big and too empty.

 

I'm actually a webprogramer (with years knowledge in webdesign) and I think it would need some visual tweaks in or between the elements. I mean it needs some (small/tiny) darker elements. Maybe darker fonts to the section titles, or some borders (but just a few) or different background for the news and for the right sidebar. Or anything that would stick out from the white-lightgray design.

Please, no borders. that does not fit the Modern UI design.