Maybe he shouldn’t have alienated his smart following? Just a thought.
I believe we have a winner, ladies and gentlemen.
“By way of example, he cited an April 2010 Gizmodo exclusive reporting on the features of an iPhone 4 that was recovered in a Redwood City, Calif., bar. The story drew massive traffic due to the publicity, but because of the old design, the editors had to stop updating the site for eight hours one day, since the story people were looking for would have dropped too low on the page to be found in the old format.”
Except for how the most commented and viewed articles were always above the banner at the top, sure. Methinks if you’re catering to people too stupid to click something at the top of the screen because it isn’t six times larger than everything else, you’ve found your own problem with an unintelligent commentariat.
The way we all talk about Nick Denton, I’m always surprised when I see a picture of him and he’s not Darth Vader.
Also, I have no problem with him wanting to keep the big articles prominent; it’s all the other changes that suck.