Tuesday, March 15, 2011

design for dummies

There are horrible things going on in this world. Nuclear meltdown horrible. And that's not a metaphor...

But this isn't a blog about that. And that's OK. As fellow DC blogger/writer Lemmonex wrote recently, "Give the finger to that ass that cuts you off and mutter at the woman holding you up at the grocery store. It doesn't mean that you don't care about all the pain and suffering in the world, it just means that you are dealing with your world as best you can on a daily basis."

That's right, I'm coping. And I must thank The Washington Post for helping me along. See, they recently redesigned their Web site and it's helping me completely avoid so many of the terrible atrocities going on in the world. See?

Web designer 1: You like picture? The drunk toddler who's clearly in charge : DERP!

OK, so there's one tragedy I couldn't avoid. But think of all the ones I did! Libya who? Riots in Bahrain what? Yes, it seems the Post is the honey badger of the newspaper world -- it don't give a sh*t! One picture and a big-ass advertisement (not to be confused with a big ass-advertisement) for George Washington University School of Business and voila! F*ck everything else!

And it just gets worse... HOW MANY FONT VARIATIONS DOES ONE PAPER NEED?! As one commenter noted:
There are about a dozen conflicting font/size combinations on the front page alone, and they don't make any kind of intuitive sense. Sometimes section headings are in a serif old-school news font (e.g. "Featured Galleries"), where other headings are in a sans serif font (e.g. "Featured Videos"). Some headlines are in serif, while others aren't, and there appears to be no rhyme or reason for the differences. This very comment box uses a serif font of unique size to request that I "Weigh In," while I can count at least seven different sans serif text sizes in my view, not to mention varietals of bolded text, underlined text, all caps, no caps and grayed out text...
...I've been frustrated with certain aspects of the Post in the last few years, especially your op-ed contributors. But still I've relied on this site as my main news portal. The redesign is making me reconsider."

I couldn't have said it better myself. In fact, I suppose I didn't. Well complained, sir. Well complained.

3 comments:

www.guccihandbagsoutlet.org said...

lin The third stop, are coach bags Blue came to Shanghai, filmmaker Steven David Lynch and Klein let that Chinese and western blends Cotillard in this city has played a heart-breaking Coach Wedges past life's love story: at the COACH BOOTS beginning of the story, the heroine after a long hotel corridor, full of suspense flavor. When Coach Backpack Bags Cotillard just entered the room, shortly after a Coach Backpack Bags smoke behind her raise, smoke dispersed, leaving a are Dior Coach Carly Bags coach bags. A panic, Cotillard recall past lover, and Coach Claire Bags had him lover will are Blue as the only trust, for Coach Ergo Bags a period of no ending love leave footnote. The Coach Garnet Bags reality and illusion of crisscross story, let a person lady-g Cotillard handsome charming face present before our eyes. That face amaze the stadium. When the play ended, drop-dead gorgeous carry elegant Dior coach bags are slowly down the steps, youth coach outlet online budding is the illustrator frenzy, elderly disabled old man even on their own strength to stand

seo firm said...

These all information which you can share with us is really very great that can be derives in so many ways which is good.

rscredits said...

buy rs gold by phone onebip or sms from Safe Store Rsorder a professional runescape gold seller. All cheap rs gold is transferred without cheats or hacks. rs gold can be supplied anytime. Fast in-game delivery within 10 minutes!cheapest runescape gold for you!