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Old February 26 2009, 08:42 AM   #1
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Is This the Most Horrible Newspaper Website In the World ?

I am speaking of, of course, The Daily Mail.

Yes, of course the newspaper itself is a rag but their website is just as horrible.

There must be two hundred stories on the front page. It's impossible to find anything, there doesn't seem to be any logic to the layout at all.

So, do they have any competition in the bad design from people who should know better stakes ?
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Old February 26 2009, 08:48 AM   #2
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It's pretty bad, but I have definitely seen worse. Up until a month ago, our town's online newspaper was a mishmash of headlines and op ed pieces, all in purple and white.

Blech.

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Old February 26 2009, 08:57 AM   #3
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It's not a newspaper per se, but I think Haven Works wins.
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Old February 26 2009, 08:58 AM   #4
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Wow! That's bad. Here's an idea, give it to a tweaker as a tina project so they can sort it all out. Yikes!
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Old February 26 2009, 09:00 AM   #5
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It's not a newspaper per se, but I think Haven Works wins.
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Old February 26 2009, 09:31 AM   #6
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I don't know if it's "the worst", but Drudge Report definitely deserves to be mentioned here.
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Old February 26 2009, 10:41 AM   #7
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It's not a newspaper per se, but I think Haven Works wins.
Wow, I could not spend time looking through that site!
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Old February 26 2009, 11:28 AM   #8
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Re: Is This the Most Horrible Newspaper Website In the World ?

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It's not a newspaper per se, but I think Haven Works wins.
Wow, I could not spend time looking through that site!
Dear god, I could feel my eyes want to jump out of my head and run away screaming. What a complete assault on the visual senses.
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Old February 26 2009, 01:53 PM   #9
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There must be two hundred stories on the front page. It's impossible to find anything, there doesn't seem to be any logic to the layout at all.
I was thinking this only last week. I wanted to find one story that somebody mentioned to me... so onto their webpage and 15 minutes later I still hadn't found it.

And how long does that front page scroll on for? I take it they've never heard of the optimal 1.5-2 screen lengths. Maybe they just want to encourage wannabe reader to buy papers rather than reading their webpages?

Well I'm going to avoid them completely until they fix up their website
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Old February 26 2009, 02:33 PM   #10
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Oops, site running slow, double post.
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Old February 26 2009, 02:35 PM   #11
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The Haven Works site is awful beyond awful.

BTW, did anyone see that fish story on the front of the Mail webpage right now? You think SF is weird, and we come up with strange stuff, and they you read that!

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencete...rent-head.html
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Old February 26 2009, 04:11 PM   #12
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Re: Is This the Most Horrible Newspaper Website In the World ?

That is dreadful - I think they're in the 'Lets throw as much info as possible on the screen!' camp and can't figure out how to make it pleasant to look at. Which matches them fine as I haven't read anything pleasant when I've read their paper.

I've seen some dreadful site designs across the board lately from sites like that putting too much stuff on there to 'streamlined' sites who are trying to pack a lot of information into a handful of pages.
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Old February 26 2009, 05:38 PM   #13
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Re: Is This the Most Horrible Newspaper Website In the World ?

Hermiod wrote: View Post
I am speaking of, of course, The Daily Mail.

Yes, of course the newspaper itself is a rag but their website is just as horrible.

There must be two hundred stories on the front page. It's impossible to find anything, there doesn't seem to be any logic to the layout at all.

So, do they have any competition in the bad design from people who should know better stakes ?
I think Drudge ranks up there in shitty page design.
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Old February 26 2009, 05:45 PM   #14
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It's not a newspaper per se, but I think Haven Works wins.
Wow, I could not spend time looking through that site!
Dear god, I could feel my eyes want to jump out of my head and run away screaming. What a complete assault on the visual senses.
I clicked on it my eyes INSTANTLY started bleeding.
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Old February 26 2009, 05:57 PM   #15
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It's not a newspaper per se, but I think Haven Works wins.
Gets the win from me. That site's virtually unusable.
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