Sunday, October 2, 2011

“Dear Blogger”

Lisa Hirsch at Iron Tongue of Midnight has something to say to Blogger:

You will have to tear my current template from my cold, dead fingers before I replace it with the unreadable, photo-blog-oriented crap you're currently pushing. What is wrong with you?
“Unreadable, photo-blog-oriented crap” is another name for Blogger’s new Dynamic Views templates, which look to my eyes like a self-parodic exercise in distraction. Dynamic Views might bring a temporary increase in page loads, as people click on snippets out of curiosity, but I suspect that the novelty would soon wear off and become off-putting. Why? Because the design doesn’t respect the reader’s investment of time and attention. See for yourself:

[The Official Gmail Blog in Mosaic view. Click for a larger view.]

I’ve clicked on the “Send feedback” button on the Gmail Blog (bottom-right corner) and added my 2¢. You might want to do the same.

A related post
The new Blogger interface

comments: 2

Daughter Number Three said...

Wow, that music gave me a headache. Does Google realize that there are a lot of people who actually write on their blogs?

Michael Leddy said...

Good question. That jumble reminds me of my earliest browsing online.