Slashdot Makeover

By Shamus
on Jun 4, 2006
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Nerd Culture

This is really something. For this first time since I started reading it back in 1999 or so, slashdot has changed the look of the site.

This was really disorienting. It’s like seeing another face on Mt. Rushmore. There are some things that you just don’t expect to change.

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  1. ubu roi says:

    Maybe it’s not as shocking, but AnimeNewsNetwork just changed their art and color scheme too. Ewwwww. Where’s the cute elfie chick? Who needs all these Naruto clones? And that’s a very… agressive color scheme, guys.

  2. Pixy Misa says:

    It’s SlashDot XP!

    I saw the preview last week, so I knew it was coming. Very pretty, but seems a little distracting. I’ll probably get used to it quickly enough.

  3. I like it – it still has all the classic /. design cues but just looks more professional somehow. Viva la CSS!

  4. Pete Zaitcev says:

    It’s a good thing I stopped reading Slashdot two or three years ago. At that time they started reporting things two or three days later than LWN. Never looked back, so I’m happily ignorant about the new layout.

    The new ANN looks good, though of course I’d prefer original characters. Using Naruto characters is asking for legal trouble, unless they reached an agreement with ViZ. In that case, good for them!

  5. Gad; the new ANN color scheme is dreadful.

  6. Shamus says:

    Gad; the new ANN color scheme is dreadful.

    It looks like they were going for a “flames” motif and somehow ended up with “Ketchup & Mustard”.

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