Comments on the new design
Posted Jun 1, 2002 3:00 UTC (Sat) by azz
Parent article: Welcome to the new LWN.net!
Like many of the posters here, I liked the old design much better; LWN used to be a pleasure to read. My major complaint is that you're now forcing the text font to Verdana, whereas it used to be the browser's default font (typically Times or some other serif font, and easily overridable by the user if they have a preference); I find it much easier to read large blocks of text when they are set in a serif font. I also feel the black borders make the layout seem a little cluttered.
More simply, I can't quite see why the design changed---the old design was simple, readable and distinctive, and should be easily reproducable using CSS. Please bring it back, or at least give those of us who preferred a readable LWN to a flashy one the option...
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