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January 26, 2012
TechMeme redesigns, scores headline of the day: ”Techmeme has redesigned. Drudge Report is now indisputably the web’s ugliest news site.” We’ll give them that; it’s clean, but the font is not a good one for heavy news-reading.

TechMeme redesigns, scores headline of the day: Techmeme has redesigned. Drudge Report is now indisputably the web’s ugliest news site.” We’ll give them that; it’s clean, but the font is not a good one for heavy news-reading.

16:00 // 2 years ago
October 14, 2011

On NYTimes Examiner’s current uptime issues

wisconsinforward said: when half the links on a site are broken, it’s hard to take it seriously…

» SFB says: In their defense, they’re probably getting a lot of attention today and probably underestimated exactly how much they needed to spend on hosting. Standard WordPress installs aren’t well-designed to handle a ton of traffic (get these guys a copy of W3 Total Cache, stat!). When a new site scores a Julian Assange interview, that’s a pretty big get. It’s called the Slashdot effect: See it as a symptom of unexpected popularity, not a symptom of them being rinky-dink. — Ernie @ SFB

(Source: shortformblog)

12:20 // 2 years ago
September 29, 2011

So, uh, Slate redesigned today. They had to. Their old CMS was five days older than the original iPod. But as fans of the site, we see a bit of a problem. It’s the front page. The inside pages aren’t so bad. But the front seems to have crammed as much as possible into every square inch of space. White space is a tad lacking. Slate is a great site known for its relatively clean design. This flies in the face of that. We’re worried. What do you all think?

14:49 // 2 years ago
August 31, 2011
5:07 // 3 years ago
August 10, 2011

A first look at Pottermore: While the latest project from J.K. Rowling isn’t quite ready to be released, the BBC was able to get a glimpse at some of the site’s features. Here’s a peek at Ollivander’s wand shop and some of 4 Privet Drive. source

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20:13 // 3 years ago