No! No! Go back!

Earlier this week I chided the Post-Gazette for claiming to be “ready” to upgrade their website, but not doing so.

Now that I see the new look, I realize that I was completely wrong. I will long pine for the time when the P-G used the old, handsome design. The new website, renamed “Post-Gazette Now” due to the frequent misapprehension that the P-G website existed outside the flow of time, can only be described as nauseously butt-nasty.

Not only is the color scheme ripped from Miami Vice, as you can see above, but the banner is a huge wash of white space. The photos are distorted, with the exception of this picture of Joe Hardy, which only appears distorted because Joe Hardy is in it. There is significantly less content available, so while you could once get a sense of the day’s stories in seconds, now you need to click into various sections, indicated in a links bar stolen from the old New York Times website.

This is a debacle. The P-G would be wise to cut their losses, fire their new web designer, and return to the old pleasant to look at and easy to use design.

2 Comments so far

  1. Melissa (unregistered) on August 22nd, 2007 @ 3:43 pm

    Here, here. The new design is ugly and clunky. The old one was perfectly fine.

  2. Laurie Koozer (unregistered) on August 22nd, 2007 @ 4:25 pm

    So true, the new site blows. If the PG brings back their old web site, I hereby promise to never again make fun of them in one of my Metroblogging posts. And by never, I mean 3 days tops.

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