Re: Freshmeat looks horrible.
It's interesting to note that 'step two' of the comment entry looks nothing like the end result...
Freshmeat looks horrible.
[ I should note that, until today, I've never felt a need ]
[ to log in, and don't plan to comment again soon... this ]
[ is certainly a very poor way to elicit my first remark. ]
I'm sorry to say this, but my first reaction to loading
freshmeat today was 'aiee... freshmeat changed'. The old
layout was, IMO, far better than the new one; it was much
less visually noisy. I use kfm to browse, so fortunately
I don't have to see your new font style, but that doesn't
help particularly much. Moving the login panel to the
other side of the screen just creates a distracting empty
space below, and after ten seconds on a laptop, that bright
blue bar becomes simply hideous. Since there's no font
color setting, my default font color (grey) is nearly
unreadable in the blue area, and the link color (blue)
creates further distraction. Against this layout, the
articles fade away into the background; the most prominent
feature is that ugly ubiquitous yellow icon. And even
though the ad banner (I assume that's what the blank
rectangle next to the logo is, thanks junkbuster) takes up
less space on the page, it's now more obnoxious than before
because it now splits the top of the page along the blue
bar, instead of forming a page-width header.
Additionally, the new project design seems it could use
re-evaluating; it's unsettling to think that every file is
To summarize: I have nothing good I can say about the changes;
freshmeat now looks horrible.