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First, congrats on the launch. This is really impressive design. There is a lot going on here. You will not be bored by the info here. Buuuuuuuuuut … is this too far from the roots of the technology blog of lore? This is a format that seems heavily tied to the front page, far afield from we’re used to seeing from Joshua Topolsky joints. (See: Engadget.) The real question to ask here, and one that’s worth asking: Is this what Web design should be in November 2011 — a big picture, scroll-heavy, eyes-all-over-the-place mish-mash? No, we shouldn’t be limited to the blog format, which certainly has its limits. But in an era where we read links on a Twitter feed and stories in Instapaper, isn’t this a style we’re moving away from? We love the ambition. There are great ways in which the SB Nation engine really shines (see how it handles this HP timeline, for example, or the cleanness of the product review listings). We wish it pulled back just a little in a couple of places, though. Sometimes, the eyes need a break.

November 1, 2011 // 11:01 // 2 years ago
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