Boing Boing Gets Redesigned

Boing Boing, one of the largest blogs in the world, has received a massive update to its site. I’ve been reading Boing Boing for about a year now, and I think I liked the previous version better.
Sure it was cluttered and ugly, but I think it better-matched the feel of what the site was about; a hodgepodge of links and images from all over the web.

The redesign was done by Jemma Hostetler, and the new character mascots were done by the masters of pixels, eBoy. I guess my beef with the overall design is that it’s sooooo damn white. It’s boringly minimal. Not only that, but it makes their ads stick a lot more. I never really realized how many annoying ads they had before this.

Also as a part of their redesign they’ve added Boing Boing Gadgets, which contains “personal technology and consumer electronics”. To me, it kind of seems like they want another page where you can go and click some links in order for them to make more money. I think it’s completely superfluous to make another entire site just for gadgets.
They’ve also brought comments back, which I don’t really care about all that much, haha.

I guess overall it’s a step in the right direction, but I just hope that they do some really great stuff now that they’ve done an entire update.


August 28, 2007