So I think most of us regulars here are not just fin, but also tech enthusiasts. One of my favourite tech pages to read has always been The Verge, I really like some of their editors and the content they produce.
So I was really surprised to see that they decided to blow up the entire thing and rebuild from the ground up. I appreciate what they were trying to do, but can’t help but think that the whole thing is a disaster.
The colours are an attack on the senses, the front page is a complete mess without any way to tell apart where some content ends and other content begins. And the new logotype… well, I can’t read it. I have to stare at it for a good 30 seconds for my brain to register those are letters spelling out The Verge
I don’t seem to be alone on this and wanted to see what people here think since I don’t really partake in social media
Social media influence no doubt. Specifically aimed at the TikTok’rs from that visual bombardment style.
It’s not horrendous but it’s quite the departure from the long established, you could say long-in-the-tooth format of the Verge.
Been a huge fan of Engadget/GDGT & The Verge since the early Ryan & JoshuaT days. Nilay still holds it together very well but the loss of Dieter was a big erm… loss. It’s a good wide-ranging tech journo outlet still.
The vid productions are very good - not MKBHD level - but entertaining regardless. I’m interested to see how I engage with the new format moving on. But… admittedly…
I read all tech articles through Feedly and jump into interesting looking ones as-and-when
I’m getting used to the new design, I think it works better on mobile. I’ve been there from day one when Josh left Engadget to start This is my next and then the verge. It’s not as good since Dieter left but I’m still a regular there.