New Website Beta Final Call

Monday August 30th, 2004

Steven Garrity is inviting final comments on the new website beta (located at Many of the earlier known issues have now been fixed and this call is for critical problems only. Please add your comments to the website beta feedback topic in the forums. If all goes well, the new website will launch tomorrow.

Update: The new website is now live!

#11 Suggested improvements

by stylo

Monday August 30th, 2004 7:49 PM

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The Wired quote doesn't stand out at all and it actually looks like the whole paragraph is a Wired quote the way placed. Why not integrate quotes into the graphics on the right, using screenshots of the reviews? I don't see the point of, for example, the Nasa screenshot. We already know you can surf the net with a browser. The graphic should tell people why they should switch. Have a Cnet shot with the Cnet quote worked into the graphic. Slate quote over the Slate screennshot, etc.

The 6 sections at the bottom are a bit clumped together. Maybe each row should have a background color? or an hr between the rows to separate them? Or better still, headers with "More products" and "News" and the secondary color running across the top of each row? As it stands, hard to differentiate easily what they all are until I read them all and figure it out. With headers they stand out and I can know what they are at a glance.

I still hate the pale green secondary color. It's the wrong shade. Doesn't match the very nice and classy dark blue. Try blue-gray, like the highlight color on the tabs, only lighter?

Relatedly, the menu on inner pages is a bit ugly. The top and bottom look awkward, and the top bigger than the bottom. Some menu items are bigger than others so, again, awkward. There also appears to be an issue with the bottom border of one or two menu items being white, rather than shaded (indented).

Need a link to "other versions" of FX below the English one.

Shouldn't the dates be in spans not divs?

Hope it helps :-)