Seems like everyone has semi-diagonal dividers these days...
So many contradictory lines that the eye's trying to follow o_o
It's like design Kerplunk.
used to love reading fastcompany, but this is everything design shouldn't be. It's a pain navigating through this and nothing makes sense... +1 Thomas Michael Semmler,
I don't mind the layout of the page itself.
Peace to the design team behind this - looks like the marketing/ biz goon squad slapped their paws on this one. Must be hell sitting in meetings with the fools pushing for ADS.
I find the ad integration fucking obnoxious.
Jacking down the navigation for that leaderboard ad above it (by all means, give a Google ad top priority over your logo, i.e., your business and nav, i.e., your visitors), followed by the 300x250 ad poking up into the feature image is just boneheaded beyond belief in this day and age.
Lucky for ad blockers.
I think this is a taste-issue, because I don't like anything on this site. The general layout feels like it's trying to hard to free itself from conventional layouts and thus becomes like all layouts that try to do that. And imo it repeats the same mistakes, the old site did: having too much space where it is not needed, and not enough space where it would be needed.
Typography seems to be very much like the old site. The visual hierarchy is much better then before, but that horrible Zizou font is still being used. But maybe I just don't like their CI; I don't like the logo as well. I also think that the Kaiser font is shines when its semibold+, but everything lighter doesn't work for it. Meret Pro seems okay-ish.
Overall, I had to go back to the old site, to see if something actually changed - because the site still feels the same. I could never take any article from that site serious, because it just seems not professional. Maybe that's just my feeling, but I get the very same feeling with the redesign. It still feels the same, while trying to desperately adapt new trends, without willing to figure out, what actually works and what doesn't.
If the site design was a person, it'd probably be Jay Pritchett from Modern Family.
I like it but the menu disappear when you scrolling in the main page.