A reader writes:
There's one remaining major redesign layout issue that's driving me batty. When I click the "continue reading" link on a post, the text on the page I'm taken to is in a slightly larger font and, more importantly, the line spacing is increased. I find this incredibly visually jarring. If I can read it on the main blog page, why is it presented in a larger size on the stand-alone page? The spacing issue is completely baffling to me. Why is there so much blank space between the lines? Am I expected to talk out my red pen and edit the post onscreen? This appears to be true on all of the Atlantic blogs, not just yours.
It's driving me batty too.
by Patrick Appel The other blogs have been restored. In Dish specific news, Sitemeter is back up (traffic from today looks tiny because it only started counting visitors around 4 pm). We've been told that the fonts will change. Other fixes are forthcoming.
By Andrew Sullivan Megan chimes in: I've been doing this nearly since the inception of the political blogosphere: I started the predecessor to this blog, Live from the WTC, in November 2001. And I know that a good many of you have been with me the whole time. The new design violates a lot of … Continue reading The Redesign, Ctd
by Andrew Sullivan I know I’m on vacation, but since this debate has started with some sparks (see Fallows here and here, TNC here, Goldberg here and here, Ambers here), just a few words. I never saw the whole redesign before it was launched and I was not included in the process at all. It … Continue reading The Redesign, Ctd
by Patrick Appel Fallows continues the conversation in TNC's comment section: I have now literally spent the majority of my years on Earth as an employee of the Atlantic, and I could not be more loyal to the magazine, its heritage and prospects, my colleagues, and whatever it takes to keep this enterprise going. Therefore … Continue reading The Redesign, Ctd
by Patrick Appel
Fallows isn't entirely happy. From his follow up:
I consider the new layout of "personal" blog pages to be a serious step backward, since it makes all sites look the same and drains them of personality and visual interest, plus making them much harder to read. I hope, and think, that this part of the design will be re-visited.
TNC gives his take on the redesign here. If you have problems that have not been addressed, you can comment on this thread. The Dish is still getting many emails along these lines:
Amen. The most common criticism:
The Atlantic redesigned the site a little, and the result is some disruption. The reason the site is looking weird for some of you is that your browser has not refreshed its cache and is overlaying the old design onto the new one. I’m told the way to resolve this is to hold down the … Continue reading Apologies
Yesterday we made one final bleg requesting “your favorite moment of Dishness” – and you delivered in spades, as you always do. It’s hard to disagree with this reader’s pick: Your wedding, plain and simple. The photos, the setting, the dogs, the look in your faces: I’ve been reading you for 10+ years and you kept me looking forward and to … Continue reading Your Moments Of Dishness