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It defiantly looks better than the beta, but still too long vertically imho. Also the comment submission page is weirding out but that could just be me.

Posted by Spec | January 10, 2007 3:51 PM

Just my same comment as before: A white background behind the text would be much nicer than the current dishwater grey.

Otherwise spiffy job.

Posted by golob | January 10, 2007 3:54 PM

um, it wants me to login.

Maybe you should, oh, I don't know - describe how we're supposed to do that?

I logged in as preview/preview ... but only because I had checked out the preview.

Posted by Will in Seattle | January 10, 2007 3:59 PM

the events widget is still pointing to preview subdomain w/ brings up login prompt

Posted by charles | January 10, 2007 4:05 PM


Posted by Kim. | January 10, 2007 4:10 PM

All the preview versions will disappear within minutes... not all the templates have migrated yet. Try hitting "cancel' on the password dialog box in the meantime.

Posted by Amy Kate | January 10, 2007 4:10 PM

Looks really nice, guys. Very sleek. My only observation so far is that it doesn't load properly in internet explorer 7.

Posted by Bran | January 10, 2007 4:11 PM

Are your servers hosted on the east coast? I'm seeing this posted at 6:35 PM.

And the permalink doesn't format properly in FireFox.

Posted by laterite | January 10, 2007 4:14 PM

Except for the fact that change is always bad, I'm OK with it.

Posted by Mark Mitchell | January 10, 2007 4:17 PM

Laterite, I posted it from the near future so it would stay at the top of the pile for a few hours.

Posted by Amy Kate | January 10, 2007 4:22 PM

I'm with Mark; the new site can't hold a candle to clay tablets, dammit.

I think it's perfect, including the "dishwater grey" which looks very slightly blue to me, except the typeface is still a bit too large and the leading too wide (in the Slog at least). I like it packed in nice and tight!

Posted by Fnarf | January 10, 2007 4:25 PM

pod vod? did i miss an announcment?

Posted by donte | January 10, 2007 4:28 PM


Permalinks look better now...must have been caching or something.

I have no aesthetic qualms...looks pretty neat actually, and much less busy than the first redesign iteration.

Posted by laterite | January 10, 2007 4:34 PM

I was shocked to see the Seattle Weakly in the Friends of Slog column. So much so, that I knew it couldn't really link to the Weakly...and I was right!

Well done Slog!

Posted by David in Wedgwood | January 10, 2007 4:57 PM

terrible. twelve columns looks fine when you're at the top of the screen. scroll down a page or too and it's just chaos.

Posted by Chris | January 10, 2007 5:08 PM

Dude, somebody jacked the link in the NW Film Forum ad. It's dot org, not dot com.

Also, is the comment preview not rendering right for anyone else? (FF2)

Posted by nonrandomname | January 10, 2007 5:19 PM

where is "Up & Coming"?

Posted by eugene | January 10, 2007 5:39 PM

I like it, including the font and the light gray.

And it's better on my mobile. I no longer have to scroll through the entire column of ads to get to the actual Slog.


Posted by Violet_DaGrinder | January 10, 2007 5:51 PM

Love it. Looks and acts right in Safari.

Posted by Noel Black | January 10, 2007 5:52 PM

I am also looking for Up and Coming! Site looks great!

Posted by John | January 10, 2007 5:56 PM

Oh man, am I the only one that hates change?

Posted by Papayas | January 10, 2007 6:27 PM

Its pretty horrible. The flow doesnt make any sense. Everything is jumbled up and cluttered. Looks like a half-rendered, half-assed web page.

Posted by fez | January 10, 2007 7:15 PM

We think that it's very cool that a local non-mamoth corp can put together a site like this.
There's a lot on this thing. It looks super-pro and there are a bunch of rad bells and whistles.
Right on Stranger!
Fuck it up!

Posted by 65th gang | January 10, 2007 7:19 PM

Love the "This Guy" enemy.
What's up with all the love for Rick Steves. I got nothing against him but don't get it.

Posted by m. Hertzmann | January 10, 2007 7:33 PM

Looks great! And as of 8:30 pm, works fine.

Posted by moose@belltown | January 10, 2007 8:35 PM

nice, I like it. I'm glad we kept the green.

Posted by unpaid intern | January 10, 2007 9:03 PM

Rick Steves is a spokesman for NORML, and a local hero.

Posted by Amy Kate | January 10, 2007 9:21 PM

I know it's just getting used to the new, but I miss the dotty borders. Sigh.

Taking a long time to render in IE. Firefox running okay though.

Posted by Brie | January 10, 2007 9:49 PM

did corianton really sanction these fonts?

Posted by typophile | January 10, 2007 9:52 PM

I'm loving it so far; way easier on these eyes (on a mac running safari or firefox) if ya could just fix the font color or background shading on the date posted over in's basically invisible to me.

Posted by gnossos | January 10, 2007 10:52 PM

Dear web designer:


That would be LINE-HEIGHT in the CSS.

Arrgh, the paras are TOO TIGHT.

Posted by dw | January 10, 2007 11:06 PM

Love it. So much better than the previous iterations.

Posted by Soupytwist | January 10, 2007 11:12 PM

i like it quite a bit except for the fact that the slog is not centered. it feels like it's leaning to the left which, given the content, is appropriate.

too much space to the right. other than that, nice & clean & tidy & new. bra-vo!

Posted by kerri harrop | January 10, 2007 11:56 PM

It's a jumbled mess. It looks like you threw everything at it plus the kitchen sink.I suppose it doesn't matter cause the Stranger isn't a "news"paper but a lifestyle magazine for Capital Hill youth.Your website simply wouldn't appeal to adults.

Posted by Dan S. | January 11, 2007 2:01 AM

Any reason why Mistress Matisse isn't listed anymore, anywhere that I can find? I had to search-box for her. Did I overlook anything?

Posted by Gloria | January 11, 2007 3:59 AM

I think it looks good overall. It reminds me a bit of the Guardian's transition of their printed paper, which went from a broadsheet full of warm colors like oranges and greens to a Berliner size with blues and greys and simple, slightly generic, fonts. For a blog, I think it's good to be crisp and clean like that, but it does lose some warmth I guess.

Posted by Gabriel | January 11, 2007 7:06 AM

It loads slower than before. I'm using Firefox.

Posted by Margaret L. | January 11, 2007 7:29 AM

Yikes, some of those Lustlab ads are NSFW! Looks like I'm gonna have to Adblock that image here at work lest a nosy coworker think I'm up to something unseemly.

Posted by workerbee | January 11, 2007 7:50 AM

I agree with #38. I'm not going to be able to read the Stranger at work unless the Lustlab pictures go away.

Posted by M | January 11, 2007 9:20 AM

Wow, where do you guys work? The Vatican? It's just a butt.

Posted by Really? | January 11, 2007 9:22 AM

I'm in the same boat as 38 and 39. I work in an office with several people and feel uneasy looking at Slog with those photos when I'm there. I have no problem with them otherwise, but it is borderline NSFW.

Posted by Gabriel | January 11, 2007 9:38 AM

I agree with 38, 39, and 41... I don't work any place super conservative, but I am a little worried sometimes about people getting the wrong idea.

You wouldn't put LustLab/Escort ads on every page of the paper, so why would you put them on every page of the website?

Posted by Steve | January 11, 2007 10:54 AM

Ugh, I'm so glad someone said something about the Lustlab ads. I didn't want to sound like (and am not!) a prude, but I work at a bank and have to be really sneaky about reading the Slog so that the website isn't blocked or worse. It's less of a butt and more of a FINE ASS, with handcuffs included.

Of course, sex-posivity is part of Strangerdom, and obviously NOTHING CAN KEEP ME AWAY FROM SLOG. So, do what you want. The site looks great.

Posted by sniggles | January 11, 2007 11:57 AM

yeah, i don't like it. lime green and blue will never go well together. and what's with the shitaeous fonts? is that times? does anyone on your "design team" know anything about leading?

Posted by anonymous | January 11, 2007 3:04 PM

Looks great. Looooove the "Enemies of Slog"... but your link to Prussian Blue is broken! Please do us all a favor and link to their blog instead... it's hilarious.

Posted by giantladysquirrels | January 11, 2007 4:13 PM

It slows down my (Firefox on Linux) browser noticeably and considerably, on loading, and on use of the website. For example, switching from the main Slog page window to the comments window takes around 10 seconds, there is a noticeable delay on clicking a link, and so on for most other standard browser operations.

I'd guess this is a javascript problem. Whatever the case, if this isn't fixed, I'm going to have to stop visiting Slog.

Posted by Greg Barnes | January 11, 2007 4:15 PM

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