December 14, 2007

About that Bloggingheads redesign.

It's so very odd to drop by Bloggingheads.tv and not get slammed in the face with that color — Bloggingheads Green. But Bloggingheads Green is still there, in a few discreet strips and highlighting a small bit of the text. It's there to remind you of what once was: a pool of horrific green. Asked to appear on Bloggingheads, you had to rack your brain, wondering: Do I look good in green, weird green? Well, maybe Mickey Kaus didn't ask. But some of us did. And now, the greenness is gone.

There are many non-color improvements too, and you can discover them for yourself. At first, I didn't know why they had a list of links to YouTube clips taking up the whole bottom center. But look liker very well chosen clips — if you want the latest political stuff — which makes the site a smart jumping-off point for your morning news browse. Or so I'm guessing. I'm going to start there and you'll see if it produces a post or two here, which is my test of what makes a good jumping-off point for a browse.

6 comments:

George said...

Too much information/text on the home page. My eye doesn't know where to go.

Plus, I've never heard of most of the people listed.

You have to run your cursor under the name of the person in the video screen to see his bio. I'm too lazy to do that....

brylun said...

Discreet or discrete?

rcocean said...

I like the new design. The Youtube links were great, especially the "Nixon Christmas".

But I agree with George - too cluttered- something needs to go.

Doyle said...

Bloggingheads is a great site, despite your continued appearances.

Alan said...

I like it enough now that bookmarked the site and registered an account. Before, it was too cumbersome to watch videos without the right plugin (I will never install Real Player). Now everything works; and works fast. Awesome.

Ann Althouse said...

brylun: good question.

"The more common word is “discreet,” meaning “prudent, circumspect”: “When arranging the party for Agnes, be sure to be discreet; we want her to be surprised.” “Discrete” means “separate, distinct”: “He arranged the guest list into two discrete groups: meat-eaters and vegetarians.” Note how the T separates the two Es in “discrete.”"

http://www.wsu.edu/~brians/errors/discreet.html

I meant more like "modest" so I think I got it right.