Early Spring Cleaning: GigaOM Changes

26 thoughts on “Early Spring Cleaning: GigaOM Changes”

  1. I don’t know . . . Why is the main column so narrow? It’s definitely narrower than before. I’ve got a 2-inch wide left-hand margin in my browser. Is this designed for 800X600 pixel display or something? It hurts the readability on my widescreen monitor.

  2. Jesse

    The design is for the 1024 X 800 size monitors and the main column is down by about 10 pixel. If you make your browser smaller, you would see that the gap is not that much.

    I think it was trying to balance the size and usability. We will fine tune this as we get more responses and feedback.

    Your point is noted.

  3. Amit,

    India section is still in place and there are no plans to ever drop that. It is just so that we have consolidated on the four top level categories and then everything else is pretty much the same. All Rss feeds etc would work. Notice the “categories” at the bottom of the post.

  4. Pat,

    what is the monitor size you are using? if we go any wider we are going to cause problems for folks who are using the 1024 sized monitors.

    We are going to work on getting this “main column” size issue fixed asap. Need to do some creative thinking there.

  5. Looks very clean and it makes sense (IMHO) to give the reporter log its own mini-site, and new name. The only thing I’d consider is removing the top banner ad. It looks a little odd compared to the rest of the page – though I’m sure there are other reasons for keeping it out there. Nice work on the mini redesign!

  6. overall its good, although
    – i liked the gradient tabs, rather than a navigation bar
    – i liked the wider main column
    – i liked the fact that i could digg it as soon as i reached the end of the article instead of having to scroll back up to bookmark it

  7. Yes main column is just abt 50% width which is too small (1024×800 resolution).

    Daily, recent posts section can be put below ads, making two column layout and wider main
    column.

    If you see, currently, all the space below the ads till the end of page is simply wasted.(empty)

    Plus in comments area the name, date and time should logically be below speech bubble. Bubble is pointing noone currently!

    Where is India category? I couldnt find it.

    Amish

  8. Like the new site Om; nice job. I agree with some of the other commentators about the main column being too narrow.

    One more request though, I would like to see a section where you could probably publish the most popular stories(based on user comments or no. of hits?) across the GIGA network on this main site, rather than browsing through all of them to find pieces that are interesting! (if possible, of course)

  9. Om,
    Nice redesign, but I still think I liked the old one better. Love your magazine for the uniquely international coverage – keep up the good work.

    I haven’t been able to find the India section since the redesign. I don’t use RSS – is there a link anywhere to this section?

    The India section was one of the unique things on GigaOM – it had one of the best coverages of one of the world’s most interesting growing markets. Can we have it back please?

    Thanks
    Odo

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