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Boston.com gets a few tweaks

Just got word that Boston.com’s design has been upgraded. I’m working on other things, so I’m not going to give it more than a cursory glance right now. Instant impression: still awfully busy. What do Media Nation readers think?

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7 Comments

  1. Bill S

    Boston.com is one of the most cluttered, impenetrable sites out there, I avoid it for that reason unless I have no alternative. It is as if every department or niche was given a square inch or two of its own to manage and fill, so as not to hurt anyone’s feelings. Good luck trying to find death notices/obits on it, for example.

  2. Bill S

    Dan When I read my comment, I can see my email address–I thought it would not be published–Bill S

    • Dan Kennedy

      Bill: Your e-mail address is not published. I just looked to make sure. Don’t know what you’re looking at.

  3. doesn’t look all that different to me. I agree it’s not that easy to navigate and “busy.” Still, it’s not as extreme and screwy as the makeover on the NY Post Web site.

  4. Neil

    Boston.com loads and navigates SLOWLY.

    It used to be my homepage because it used to run fast and have a lot of good info. Now I go there rarely and only when I must.

  5. George Williams

    Bill S. is on the money. The site is just too busy. I always go directly to bostonglobe.com myself which I believe is a good site. On the other hand, the Boston Herald site is AWFUL: it is hard to navigate and there seems to be no method to the organization.

  6. Bill D

    Terrible. Man, you’d think the New York Times and the Boston Globe could hire someone who could make the site work visually and make it easier to find things.

    This is just another in a long line of really bad redesigns at Boston.com. I still remember how much I hated that thing they had for years with the changing pages at the top. I’d always set it so it wouldn’t change. I don’t want movement when I’m trying to get the news. Slate.com has recently adopted that horrible design.

    Why does this have to be so hard? There’s no place for the eye to rest. Nowhere to pause so you can get your bearings so you can find what you’re looking for. This is the worst one yet.

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