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Well we launched the brand-spankin’ new TAB this evening. The transition was relatively flawless…which is always a plus. I’ll have a full writeup in the morning about new features and what not, so look for that. In the meantime, if you notice any bugs/browser quirks/etc, please […]

Well we launched the brand-spankin’ new TAB this evening. The transition was relatively flawless…which is always a plus.

I’ll have a full writeup in the morning about new features and what not, so look for that.

In the meantime, if you notice any bugs/browser quirks/etc, please either post them here or contact us.

There is still quite a bit to do in terms of getting the new forms of organization up (specifically tags), so no worries…that is indeed on its way.

Also, I’m well aware that not everyone will love the new design. It’s a far cry from every previous design…which was precisely my goal. I’ve really felt like previous designs were a bit of visual overload with all the various colors and patterns so I really wanted to put something out there that didn’t fight with the content as much.

Your feedback is certainly appreciated, but before screaming “I HATE TAB, THIS DESIGN SUCKS, I’M NEVER COMING BACK!”…let it soak in a bit.

  1. it looks okay. but nothing fantastic. the new logo… its okay but nothing really exciting about it… but the position of the apple in the circle (like an apple at sunset or sunrise), prompted me to think – after reading the new york steve jobs = “igod” article – is this the start of the great things for apple (and therefore the apple blog) or… the end?

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  2. The design it’s good. Better than before, but I don’t like the sidebar widgets color schemes at all. I dunno, maybe get rid of the yellow and red ones?

    But overall its a breath of fresh air. BTW, my browser still show the old favicon.

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  3. Rising Apple or sinking pumpkin?

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  4. The new logo is nice, but for me the ads dominate the web site & are really imposing (as they’ve always been).

    I know ads are needed to pay for everything, but I don’t remember many sites where they dominate so much. Stops the site looking as good/clean as it could.

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  5. I like the logo/banner/header but the other stuff needs work. The sidebar is ugly IMO (too colorful), and there are far too many ads all over that it ruins the design – especially animated ones that are distracting.

    My main complaint is the font in the content area.

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  6. The old one was much better this time round – sorry Josh.

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  7. Wastes far too much space above the masthead area IMO but otherwise its ok I guess. I kinda prefer the old look, but then it often takes a few days for me to get used to design changes on sites.

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  8. I’m using Safari 3 beta on a PPC iBook, and the text of the posts is chipped off on the right by the adds when you don’t really maximize your screen. Adjusting the font size does not help. The only way to read all text is to run Safari at full screen size – which I hardly ever do.

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  9. Looks absolutely great! Great job:)

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  10. I’m getting the same problem as Erman, on a 2.1Ghz G5 iMac, with Safari 2.0.4

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