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April 8, 2014
So Wikipedia redesigned last week, but you’d never notice on your own because all they did was barely change the fonts (old version above; new version below). Why didn’t they go much further than that? Because EVERYONE WOULD NOT STOP COMPLAINING.

So Wikipedia redesigned last week, but you’d never notice on your own because all they did was barely change the fonts (old version above; new version below). Why didn’t they go much further than that? Because EVERYONE WOULD NOT STOP COMPLAINING.

8:38 // 5 months ago
October 28, 2013
10:45 // 11 months ago
October 27, 2013

ShortFormBlog goes responsive: Check out our new redesign!

So … happy Sunday night folks. Just wanted to let you all know that we’ve refreshed our design with a fully-responsive site featuring a brand-new font (Nexa Slab, for the nerdy), a RebelMouse feed off to the side, and a clean, simple interface that cuts the clutter. Let us know what you think—and if you find an issue or two. I’ve had this in the works off and on for a few months (it’s our first real redesign since moving to Tumblr roughly three years ago) and I’m sure there are things I’ve missed. Overall though, I’m psyched to show it off. Hope you guys dig! — Ernie @ SFB

19:12 // 11 months ago
October 21, 2013
A redesign sneak peek: If you have your phone handy, take a gander at the site. This will be a fully-responsive desktop site very soon, but I wanted to give you all a sneak peek of the new look on mobile. (Consider this a beta.) Only keeping this up for a few hours tonight for testing, but if you have any feedback, shoot it this way. Thanks! — Ernie @ SFB
EDIT: Took it down for now, but it’ll return soon; promise!

A redesign sneak peek: If you have your phone handy, take a gander at the site. This will be a fully-responsive desktop site very soon, but I wanted to give you all a sneak peek of the new look on mobile. (Consider this a beta.) Only keeping this up for a few hours tonight for testing, but if you have any feedback, shoot it this way. Thanks! — Ernie @ SFB

EDIT: Took it down for now, but it’ll return soon; promise!

20:15 // 11 months ago
February 20, 2013
While not everyone loves the Tumblr dashboard redesign, they do keep adding really cool little details to make life better for people using it. Among recent additions: Inline links and source-code editing (the latter shown above; note the color-coding). These tweaks are under the radar and may not be noticed by a lot of people—but totally appreciated.

While not everyone loves the Tumblr dashboard redesign, they do keep adding really cool little details to make life better for people using it. Among recent additions: Inline links and source-code editing (the latter shown above; note the color-coding). These tweaks are under the radar and may not be noticed by a lot of people—but totally appreciated.

19:43 // 1 year ago
January 26, 2013
Tumblr redesign update: Hearing reports that the pinned post, along with the older highlighted post, is dead. The pinned post, while used somewhat heavily over the past few months, drew much frustration from end users (and um, Newsweek), though the highlighted post never truly caught on with users. The feature change was first noticed by comedy writer and Tumblr user Julie Klausner, who (in a tweet yesterday afternoon) asked why she was no longer able to pin.

Tumblr redesign update: Hearing reports that the pinned post, along with the older highlighted post, is dead. The pinned post, while used somewhat heavily over the past few months, drew much frustration from end users (and um, Newsweek), though the highlighted post never truly caught on with users. The feature change was first noticed by comedy writer and Tumblr user Julie Klausner, who (in a tweet yesterday afternoon) asked why she was no longer able to pin.

17:23 // 1 year ago
January 25, 2013
20:41 // 1 year ago
December 9, 2012

On haters and the University of California’s new logo

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One of the designers of the new UC logo explains why he thinks it’s exciting and necessary.

A lot of folks aren’t in that camp (at least 33,000, according to Change.org), leading to personal attacks like this one on UC’s creative director, Vanessa Correa:

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It’s also a heavy topic of discussion on Reddit’s Berkeley community. What do you think of the logo?

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(If you’re curious, BTW, Fast Company has a piece explaining the reasoning on the change, which was part of a complete rebranding.)

16:05 // 1 year ago
September 14, 2012
USA Today: Wow, they sure gave that redesign a giant blue circle for a logo. (More info on the change here.)

USA Today: Wow, they sure gave that redesign a giant blue circle for a logo. (More info on the change here.)

10:00 // 2 years ago
September 6, 2012
USA Today to logo, typefaces, layout, Web site: “We Deserve Better”
Remember this headline? Yeah, that was great. Anyway, USA Today decided that it, too, deserves better, and is planning a major redesign with a new logo and the whole kit-and-kaboodle. The paper is timing the launch of the redesign to coincide with its 30th anniversary September 15.

USA Today to logo, typefaces, layout, Web site: “We Deserve Better”

Remember this headline? Yeah, that was great. Anyway, USA Today decided that it, too, deserves better, and is planning a major redesign with a new logo and the whole kit-and-kaboodle. The paper is timing the launch of the redesign to coincide with its 30th anniversary September 15.

18:36 // 2 years ago