ZDNet UK - Now cleaner than an Archbishop's conscience

ZDNet UK - Now cleaner than an Archbishop's conscience

Summary: Really like the new design. Has a very nice feel.Well done - remember how much work it was last time.

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Really like the new design. Has a very nice feel.

Well done - remember how much work it was last time. This new design definitely fits with the times - as in less is more. You have taken away some of the functionality but made a site which feels much more coherent.

Still finding my way around the community stuff - doesn't seem that easy to create a new blog for example but haven't had my morning coffee yet - but think it feels sleek and clean.

Would also be great to get those blogging tools we had been asking for since the last redesign - insert link tool, add picture etc - but hopefully that is on the wish list from tech at some point.

Well done again - hopefully this new design will give me the impetus to keep my blog update a little more regularly!

Topic: Tech Industry

Andrew Donoghue

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Specialising in sustainable IT and technology in the developing world, he has reported and volunteered on African aid projects, as well as working with charitable organisations such as the UN Foundation and Computer Aid.

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  • Morning Andrew, What a nice surprise! If you click your name at the top right and then click blog on the bottom left you'll see 'add post' as an option.
    roger andre
  • I'd echo Andrew's comments. I like the faster loading and, generally speaking, the design but I too struggled to find where to start a new blog entry. I'm also a little sad that new blogs don't appear on the front page.

    I also find the fixed-width design makes the site the widest of any that I customarily use by quite a margin, requiring a browser resize when I go that tab, and back again when I leave it, which is a bit of a faff.....
    Manek Dubash
  • hey Roger.
    Think I have spotted a bug as when I click on my name it takes me to the same page as if I had clicked on "Edit Profile".
    i.e http://www.zdnet.co.uk/member-services/edit-profile/

    I think this was causing the confusion as I am guessing clicking my name should take me to the screen I get to after clicking on "my blog" on this edit profile page.

    i.e http://www.zdnet.co.uk/member-services/blog/

    But even this feels like an extra step as what I really want to see when I click on my name is my blog page which is this one:
    http://www.zdnet.co.uk/blogs/earthed-10000031/
    Andrew Donoghue