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Personally, I just browse the RSS feeds. I never visit the main page.
Use the ca versions, which look like they used to.
This probably has more to do with Google search algorithms rather than the Gawker "audience".
Resign is a "bad thing" because it undoes the search rankings and hyperlinks that score high... which is why you see lots of high traffic sites stuck in 2005, 2006 and no updates.
Why can't 'classic' mode look like this?
grow up and stop being such a nosy parker.
The new one is just so annoying because you never know if its going to open the link you click or if its going to kick you back to the home page. It's even worse when your trying to read articles from your RSS reader. And all that AJAXy HTML5y "Lets look like an app!" stuff they added is just dumb and annoying.
Classic style site designs work for a reason: because that's what the entire internet has decided is easiest to read. The same reason books--kindle included--are fundamentally unchanged in hundreds of years. Kindle is just reading a book folded over so you only see one page at a time.
Maybe the bad design is simply highlighting Gawker's lack of content, but I never see anything I want to read over there anymore.
And then not putting a single fucking comment in the new code.
Or care what existing users think about it.
The articles have gone to shit, too, either having been cut to Twitter-like blurbs with just a link to an article, or complete copy-and-paste jobs of almost entire articles.
In passing, I used to buy The Atlantic at the airport as in-flight reading material, but made a decision never to give them any of my money again after the interview with Freeman Dyson a few months back where they insinuated that he probably only thinks the way he does about global warming because he's old, which means his brain is probably riddled with undiagnosed altzheimers.
In the old format, I could quickly scan the 1 out of 10 or so posts I really wanted to read, now, with only the headline available, I've just given up. Sites like the Daily Beast and HuffPo are ugly as sin, but much more friendly to the browsing reader.
"Nick Denton wrote in to argue that the site's internal tracker has been broken for two months."
Here Nick, let me fix that for you: your entire media empire has been broken for months. Have fun being poor.
(Perhaps he could release these mythical analytics that he seems to prefer referencing in the press? He no doubt has them on hand for advertisers... right?)