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Well here we have it. The 3rd version of The Apple Blog. Total revamp in design and a good many new features both external and under the hood. We hope you like it! We also would like to hear of any problems you’re having with the […]

Well here we have it. The 3rd version of The Apple Blog. Total revamp in design and a good many new features both external and under the hood. We hope you like it!

We also would like to hear of any problems you’re having with the site. Just leave a comment below or use our contact form.

  1. I like the new design, specifically the icon set. Well done!

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  2. I like the design however the advertising overwhelms the page. The text isn’t set off sufficiently to be easy to read.

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  3. I agree completely about the advertising. I meant to mention that in my original comment. Is there a way to reduce the size of the ads?

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  4. Matthew and Shaw, I think most people agree that the way the ads are laid out on the page is a MASSIVE improvement over the former way.

    Unless you guys are willing for TAB to become subscription based, the ads aren’t going anywhere I’m afraid.

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  5. So much advertising.. Luckily you can block ads nowadays..

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  6. @joppe: Are you serious? Why do people think everything should be for free? I’m serious about this? What makes you, and others, think that any part of running a large site and owning servers, etc etc is free? I was kind enough to move the ads around so you were totally surrounded by them (they’re only on one side of the text instead of both) which also increased the size of articles areas. But instead of getting “Thanks Josh!” I get “Take the ads off, they’re annoying.” Well you know what? If you don’t like the ads, don’t read our site…seriously. Running a site costs money, if you can’t understand that, please don’t visit the site anymore.

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  7. Josh:

    Thank you for running a great site.

    I don’t think that anyone believes you should run TAB on your own dime. It is most likely that people simply need time to readjust to the new layout. (This has happened with sploid.com as well). I can see that you are frustrated, but I don’t think that overreacting to comments like joppe is constructive. If I were in your position, I’d ignore them rather than get upset. I don’t see how that is useful.

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  8. It’s a fact, you can block ads. Deal with it. Next time I want to buy emiticons I’ll know where to go, great. Thanks.

    As for the design, I don’t like sites with tabs, as they don’t work like tabs on any other system. The white body under the black tabs just doesn’t wor for me. Maybe the ‘active’ or ‘top’ tab could be white?

    It just doesn’t really work for me…

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  9. is the template based on K2?

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  10. @Tobias: The initial layout was started on K2 and then about 90% of it was rewritten.

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