My immediate first impression (with my AdBlock on) is rather pleasant. Everything is right there and the minimal look feels fresh. The green is also attracting the attention where it should. What do you think?
"Everything is right there and the minimal look feels fresh" You sum it up right there. The only thing I would change is the mouse overs would changed the text green.
The approach of the dropdown article is brilliantly executed... mainly helps that their articles aren't 20 scrolls long.
I FEEL LIKE THE HEADLINES AND ARTICLES ARE SCREAMING AT ME.
I really hate that they let you scroll out of articles. I tried this beta last week and it was pretty annoying—scrolling isn't an event that should initiate actions IMO. I think that's why they have that awkward X? I kind of liked how you could "close" an article with that X though... even though it was weird. Is an article functionally a modal with an X/close, then?
I applaud the bold imagination on this though. Kudos to that.
I agree, the "scrolling out of articles" feels a bit jarring. Interesting idea though.
Generally looks pretty good.
This is dumb though. The sort of thing that's fun for a UI designer to make, but just distracting to users.
I really like it. The text is a hair big for my taste, so I'm just reading it at 90% zoom
I'm unsure about the typography, I'm finding it difficult to scan and focus on the headlines.
That's what I thought too, so I had to make some basic changes. Here's what I ended up with: https://d.pr/i/CYD97I
There's a lot more I want to do, like hiding the auto-playing video on the homepage, but I like this so far.
Loving it, started visiting more. Previous design with whatever star team was designing it (including Brad Frost, Dan Mall, etc) felt old and boring.
There are quirks, though... or maybe it's one of my 3 ad blockers :]
I quite like the scrolling out of articles, instead of packing a load of 'read this next' content at the end, you just end up in the list that you came from.