• Drew RiosDrew Rios, over 9 years ago

    Have to be totally honest because i love Designer News and check it so frequently every day. This redesign is very disappointing to me, especially consider what Designer News was.

    • My biggest gripe is the typography. It had SUCH strong typography, Helvetica performed amazingly. Helvetica replaced with Gill Sans & Minion. Why the switch? Gill Sans' characters are so unconfident and weak compared to even other geometric fonts that could have been chosen (Futura, Avant Garde, Proxima, Avenir). Why use 3 different fonts when 1 was perfect before?

    • Spacing and margins were amazing, every post had such a great feel and weight to them. Now everything is very compartmentalized and there's a lot of padding issues around icons, dividers, typography.

    I love Designer News AND Layervault, I only take this time to write this out of love :) It's really difficult to come to terms with the fact that a designer's new source's brand just got weaker and unsure of its self.

    19 points
    • Alex GareyAlex Garey, over 9 years ago

      Not to hijack your post, but I went to upvote your comment and I was off-put by the fact that the original, simple, blue arrow has been replaced by the actual word 'upvote.' Whyyy :(

      5 points
    • Stephan JunghannsStephan Junghanns, over 9 years ago (edited over 9 years ago )

      Agreed. Text is way harder to read after the change :( I fiddled a bit with font-size and leading. Copy worked a lot better with 20px/30px, but still - Minion is a bad choice.

      Imho - Medium.com does a great job when it comes to readability. Maybe the copy here needs as strong serifs as Tisa Pro has..

      EDIT: Droid Serif works great, too

      2 points
    • Bart Claeys, over 9 years ago

      I personally don't like the serif font. It's like CSS is not loaded and Times New Roman is being used by default.

      2 points
    • Spencer HoltawaySpencer Holtaway, over 9 years ago

      I agree with your comment on type. It doesn't feel fully resolved, or 'designed to be read' on the homepage. It's tricky to scan.

      I think it could benefit from more attention to the different groups of information and what they mean to the user, and how the user would use them.

      0 points