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#361 Eclipse77

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Posted 26 August 2014 - 06:15

I don't mind Darkside, but why is everything absolutely massive!?!?




#362 FloatingFatMan

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Posted 26 August 2014 - 06:19

Has as been mentioned earlier, things are too big.  Take this for example:

 

 

That's the page I get when clicking to read this article.

 

Having to scroll before I can read anything is a bit ridiculous.

 

Anyone that thinks UI design like that is acceptable clearly should never be allowed near website design.



#363 FloatingFatMan

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Posted 26 August 2014 - 06:23

Its people used to reddit style sites. Which this site is not.

 

How wonderfully dismissive of you...



#364 Timan

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Posted 26 August 2014 - 06:34

Sorry, for trying to defend our crappy design decisions. You should apply for a developer position here and show everyone what you can do. Will be happy to step aside.



#365 cetla

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Posted 26 August 2014 - 06:39

This is obnoxious for desktop user. Everything is too big. It might look good on mobile devices, but I don't need to sit back ten feet from my desktop screen to see what's going on. You're just forcing me to use the RSS feed aren't you neowin? Don't you want traffic from desktop user? Then scale the site down for desktop user please. It doesn't have to look like every other hipster news site now.

#366 FloatingFatMan

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Posted 26 August 2014 - 06:41

Sorry, for trying to defend our crappy design decisions. You should apply for a developer position here and show everyone what you can do. Will be happy to step aside.

 

I already have a job as a programmer, thanks; an industry I've worked in since 1988, so I know something about UI design thanks.

 

What you've done here, though it's very pretty and all that, is to sacrifice function for form.  The balance is off and it's irritating your users.

 

Irritated users become ex-users quite rapidly, especially when they see dismissive posts like yours was.

 

The biggest 2 problems with the redesign are the "floating" menu bar that reappears when to scroll up, and the massive images used for the spotlight stories.  I'm sorry, but those things are FAR too large. You're taking up 60 to 80% of the viewport on a 1920x1080 screen (if you full screen your browser which I do not), and that is just too much.  You shouldn't be taking up more than 40% for things like this before showing the site content.

 

It's just too big.  Fix that, and most of the complaints will go away.



#367 Timan

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Posted 26 August 2014 - 06:45

I'm gonna close this thread due to the attitudes of some of the members who feel we must obey by their demands.

 

I REALLY appreciate most of the feedback, we have a list of some of the most popular gripes, and will look into changing those in the future. As with EVERY neowin design, things get tweaked over time. Heck in a few months it could look drastically different.

 

If you find any bugs, or have some feedback that may not have been mentioned in any of the threads already. Please post in Site & Forum issues.

 

Thanks.