[LINK] anyone reading the new Global Mail?

Paul Bolger pbolger at gmail.com
Mon Feb 27 11:18:00 AEDT 2012

As previously stated, I quite like their design from a readability point of
view. Sure, it's different, and I'm only basing my opinion on one
particular reading environment - a 24" screen - but I find reading long
(10000 words+) articles quite refreshing in that format, compared to
standard extremely-long-column that the Atlantic Monthly and others use.
In all cases it would be nice to see some advances in cuing the reader on
how far through the text they are.
*aside* one more reason that the new ubuntu "scrollbarless" interface sucks
On Feb 27, 2012 10:55 AM, "Fred Pilcher" <fpilcher at netspeed.com.au> wrote:

> On 26/02/12 20:57, Stephen Wilson wrote:
> >
> > On 26/02/2012 5:14 PM, Fred Pilcher wrote:
> >>   I really want to like it. I like the philosophy, I like the
> >>   independence, I like the concept.
> >
> > Then for god's sake, like it!
> > Talk about judging a book by its cover.
> I'm not judging it by its cover--I'm criticising its functionality.
> They're not the same things, are they, Steve.
> > Doesn't the orthodoxy of web site design these days allow for diversity?
> Most definitely. There's no law that says a web site has to be
> well-designed.
> I'm lamenting the fact that bad design has the ability so spoil
> something that's otherwise excellent.
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