Normally I’d welcome a site which has been redesigned to be standards compliant. But the Independent seems to have fouled theirs up big time.
- Firstly, all the article URLs have changed. And there are no redirects.
- If you want to find the article again then you’re out of luck because there’s no search facility.
- You might be able to find the article if you know when it was published using the ‘Day in a Page’ function, but at the time of writing it kept returning HTTP 400 (Bad Request) errors.
- Some of the links are barely indisguishable from text. This is very bad design; links should be distinguishable by colour and by some other means – preferably using the standard underline.
- The columns idea is a nice one but it’s annoying having to scroll back up to the top of the page half-way through an article, and it breaks the semantics.
- It just generally looks dull – too much white.
Can’t say I’m a big fan of the changes, I’m afraid. The Guardian). (Link via of