28 comments

  • Casper HübertzCasper Hübertz, almost 9 years ago

    The navigation has terrible design and execution.

    19 points
    • Account deleted almost 9 years ago

      I'm not a fan of how the navigation moves content. IMHO, the navigation should slide over it as needed, but never push content over.

      7 points
      • Anna NiessAnna Niess, almost 9 years ago

        Agreed. Its a really chaotic experience overall....

        They also could benefit from a more uniform grid structure on the article pages . The promo modules, tweets, and quotes jutting into the article content at different widths really stresses me out.

        2 points
    • Miguel Solorio, almost 9 years ago

      I had a quick "WTF" moment when I hovered over the nav

      0 points
  • Ian GoodeIan Goode, almost 9 years ago (edited almost 9 years ago )

    When you get to the bottom of an article it loads the next page, complete with giant masthead. It's like having the front page of a newspaper suddenly appear again on page 12.

    Also it's a shame they didn't go fully responsive, but I guess the percentage of readers on large monitors isn't worth the time/cost to serve. Looks nice on mobile devices, for better or worse it's very much in the spirit of print news.

    I like their announcement page and their github repos. It's nice to see news organisations finally becoming technology companies and embracing the medium.

    5 points
    • Jim SilvermanJim Silverman, almost 9 years ago

      It's like having the front page of a newspaper suddenly appear again on page 12.

      perfectly sums up how awkward this is.

      1 point
  • Sam GarsonSam Garson, almost 9 years ago

    Why is it asking for my location, without any explanation?

    2 points
  • Nick TassoneNick Tassone, almost 9 years ago

    They also have an announcement page for the redesign here: http://asithappens.latimes.com/

    2 points
  • News TodayNews Today, almost 9 years ago

    So many scrollbars.

    1 point
  • Nancy TsangNancy Tsang, almost 9 years ago (edited almost 9 years ago )

    Visual browser gets super awkward: http://imgur.com/pXIOah8

    1 point
  • Jake ChapmanJake Chapman, almost 9 years ago

    Ouch.... nav

    I love how in their announcement everything is slowed down in the gifs, but when your on the actual site, everything is horrid, fast, clunky and doesn't work.

    1 point
    • Bruce Vang, almost 9 years ago (edited almost 9 years ago )

      I guess their UI Dev didn't know about the cubic-bezier() property. This is why UI Devs need to keep up with design and vice-versa. Advanced animation is becoming the norm.

      0 points
  • Account deleted almost 9 years ago

    When I interact with the navigation, my eyes are focused on the navigation. So, it doesn't bug me much that hovering shifts the main content since I'm not focusing on it. I seem to be in the minority though.

    I can see how it would be a tad jarring for users.

    0 points
    • mewo a, almost 9 years ago

      Fair enough, although if thats the case it still doesn't give any reason for the content to move at all. It seems purely for aesthetics and hovering over all the links in succession makes the whole thing stutter /shake and feel a bit broken. I think there is a lot to like here though and hopefully they iron out some of those quirks.

      1 point
      • Account deleted almost 9 years ago

        I would definitely agree with that reasoning as well. The movement seems unnecessary.

        0 points
  • Sallar KaboliSallar Kaboli, almost 9 years ago

    The navigation is confusing since it reacts to mouse hover so quickly and changes layout.

    0 points
  • Shawn Hickman, almost 9 years ago

    I'm still waiting for a newspaper to mimic the original Instapaper iPad UI. I find current news UI to be a insane and confusing.

    0 points
  • Diego LafuenteDiego Lafuente, almost 9 years ago

    Wow, the navigation has an inner scroll, i didn't even noticed this after doing some stress test.

    0 points
  • Iwan NegroIwan Negro, almost 9 years ago

    I like the idea of the left side navigation, especially on the desktop. But I do not understand why it isn't left aligned anymore at 1200+. Pushing content on rollover makes the whole page feel shaky.

    0 points
  • Brandon JacobyBrandon Jacoby, almost 9 years ago

    Clunky experience overall.

    0 points
  • Will FroelichWill Froelich, almost 9 years ago

    And then there's this explaining it http://www.codeandtheory.com/things-we-make/the-los-angeles-times-reimagined which is a million times better

    They seriously need to invest in the Amazon.com sub menu triangle hover ux http://bjk5.com/post/44698559168/breaking-down-amazons-mega-dropdown

    0 points
  • Sergie MagdalinSergie Magdalin, almost 9 years ago

    Seems like there's a lot of clutter on the homepage trying to get my attention. Way too many bold headlines and different accents to making things pop out.

    0 points
  • Lucian MarinLucian Marin, almost 9 years ago

    The navigation is great, but it needed to be at the top, not on the left. It's a good thing it pushes content visually. Maybe it shouldn't move the whole page, but that's another discussion.

    0 points
  • Catalin CimpanuCatalin Cimpanu, almost 9 years ago (edited almost 9 years ago )

    Way to much going on on every page... I don't know where to look first.

    I get it they're a newspaper.... but they don't have to reconstruct the mess you find on in a 12-inch newspaper on my small screen.

    Thank God they have good original content, otherwise I won't be going back there pretty soon.

    0 points
  • Joseph BarrientosJoseph Barrientos, almost 9 years ago

    ya, not liking this, then again, i dont read the LA times so thankfully i wont have to look again

    0 points
  • Kurt Cunningham, almost 9 years ago

    Not a fan at all. Between the ads on the right and the navigation on the left, it is really hard to consume the news.

    0 points