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baldur
baldur

The responses on Twitter to The Verge’s redesign are like from a parallel universe. The tech punditry seems to love it. Meanwhile here I am finding the colour choices unreadable (white on black and blue on grey) and the lack of a visual hierarchy turns the front page into noise

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odd
odd

@baldur I’ve only just seen it on an iPhone, and I don’t hate it, but it’s less readable than I’d like, and very messy.

stefp
stefp

@baldur The front page colour scheme is bad for my eyes but the individual article pages are fine.

baldur
baldur

@stefp Check out the comments popup. Lovely blue text on grey background 🙂

(Also, nothing's really aligned on the article pages: header, sidebar, metadata, etc.)

stefp
stefp

@baldur I see what you mean. That purple/blue is horrible.

artkavanagh
artkavanagh

@baldur I have no visual memory so I can’t be sure about this but I have the impression that it was even worse before!

artkavanagh
artkavanagh

@baldur No big deal as far as I’m concerned, anyway. I’ve been visiting The Verge a lot less since I realized a few months ago that I’m no longer interested in reading about tech. It doesn’t bother me to give it up completely.

baldur
baldur

@artkavanagh Good point.

alanralph
alanralph

@baldur These days I only visit The Verge if one of their articles is linked to by someone I follow in my RSS reader, and even then only on my Mac with maximum blocking out of crud. I just went over and had a look, definitely one to activate Reader Mode on, those colour choices are giving me flashbacks to 90s Wired Magazine.