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Freep website redesign?

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by slappy4428, Jan 5, 2007.

  1. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Thoughts? I haven't decided if I like it yet...

  2. wickedwritah

    wickedwritah Guest

    Looks rather ... Gannettish.
  3. lantaur

    lantaur Well-Known Member

    Agreed. Gannett has a really (in my opinion) crappy publishing system. Plus, Gannett forced everyone to change their home pages to a certain style (to be approved by Gannett). There is very little creativity here.
  4. TwoGloves

    TwoGloves Well-Known Member

  5. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    That's pretty much standard-issue Gannett.

    It doesn't look like a newspaper site at all...
  6. KJIM

    KJIM Well-Known Member

    The comments posted to the site are pretty funny.
    My favorite: "Doesn't even load properly. How damn stupid can it get? It's like the Detroit Lions organization took over control of it. My god, now I am all frustrated. Another good thing removed from my life without any control of my own. Stupid, stupid, stupid."
  7. SF_Express

    SF_Express Active Member

    Yeah, but I don't know if it's much worse than the old "One site fits all" K-R look.
  8. SoSueMe

    SoSueMe Active Member

    That is the most generic looking website I've ever seen.

    You can't differentiate one story from another. Are they headlines? Are they links? Are they local stories? Are the national stories?

    Everything is blue on white - in list form.

    It's so boring.

    Newspapers want people to come to their site, this makes me want to leave.

    It's like I have to hunt for everything.
  9. Mystery_Meat

    Mystery_Meat Guest

    I like the second comment posted:

    Did Matt Millen design this?

  10. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Figured out what I don't like: The ad bar in the left rail... it's for a table of contents, not all the ad-driven crap
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