Thursday, April 7, 2011

Gizmodo under AOL makes for bad layouts

Have you guys seen the new layout for Gizmodo and other news outlets that were purchased by AOL? The layouts are terrible! There are facebook pages and twitter pages dedicated to mocking the enormous pile of crap also known as the "gawker layout." It used to be blog based, like this. I'm a big fan of blog style reading. When you see a title that interests you or an image that catches your eye, you click on the title and you're in. The new layout has distractingly large ads all over the place, and only one or two news headings at a time! Seriously, gawker media, what are you guys thinking? It's pretty upsetting that Engadget is the last tech news outlet left that's actually both readable and reputable. What are your thoughts on this?