Post-Gazette.com Redesign

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  1. x on drop down

    Remove the x option from the drop down box since it doesn't work. If a user clicks on it, the section is still expanded until the user moves their mouse away from that section.

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    • home page is really cumbersome.

      reduce the scrollling on the homepage. seems very cumbersome. maybe i'm just used to the current site...but things seem hard to find and the order of things is odd. why is local news above business news? will you be able to customize?

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      • rethink

        I prefer to look at the breaking news stories, but I just don't like the visual appearance of them on the right side. We are hardwired to read right to left and top to bottom and it seems as though the breaking news would be something that would be read first. So, the flow just did not seem right...

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        • The "back and forth" nature of the stories hurts my eyes

          When looking at one of the subsections (i.e. sports), each of the sections alternates from the left of the screen to the right and the bold color headings makes it difficult to sort through. In addition, the overabundance of ads scattered all over the page makes for difficult navigation.

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          • create a fluid layout for larger screen resolution

            You can push your advertising to the fringe of the page for users that have wider screen resolutions. This will give you the real estate to move your content up "above the fold."

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              • lower twitter

                It is nice to have twitter embedded on your page. I do not think that it should be on the "front" page of the website though. PG is a place where people come to get a reliable sorce, not the opinions and rants of some person on twitter.

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                • Tabbed links for different secions.

                  This suggestion is similar to what you already have. I like being able to drag my mouse icon over sports and then under sports being able to select Steelers, Penguins, etc... Rather than having to click sports and waiting for that page to load and then looking for the section I want to select (like the Pens or Steelers) and waiting for it to load. That's how the Trib's page is and I dislike it.

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                  • not use the light blue and light grey font or light color fonts in general

                    light fonts look fuzzy and makes reading more difficult, especially for over 50 year old eyes

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                    • tweak the page layout

                      currently, it appears that close to half of the page space (width) are consumed by ads and empty columns on the far left and right side. I would suggest making the empty space 10-20% smaller, and making the ad space (width) up to 50% smaller.

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                      • Get rid of the crowded feel.

                        There's "too much going on" with the page...similar to the standard website.
                        I want NEWS not EVERYTHING.

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                        • weather

                          I like the weather being right on top, but miss seeing the next 2 days. Maybe you could make them next to them to the right and smaller.

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                          • Center the page

                            It is almost off the left5 hand side of the screen. Really the current side is much easier than most newspaper sites to read and I read a lot of them (at least 10 daily) I have always pointed to the P-G website as the way other papers should do it.

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                              • put the advertisements on the left side rather than the right

                                so that when you scroll or miss the button he nuisance doesn't pop up. THAT'S AGGRand just leave...ignoring the news and the advertising.AVATING> I get tired of having to go back and forth

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                                • reduce the size of the gray space at the top

                                  Not sure why the top banner has so much empty space. The search bar just seems to float in nothingness. This could be used for sport score updates.

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                                  • add cations to the photos on the drop-down photo tab

                                    The photos might be interesting if I knew what they were.

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                                    • Don't be so lean in the delivery of news

                                      It seems to me that you're actually cutting back on news stories, maybe to get people to buy the subscription deal? My opinion is that the web news is a wonderful gift to our culture to keep people intelligently informed of a wide variety of current issues. The Post-Gazette is a great, great paper. Stay the high road.....

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                                        • Put the sports on the "back page" where it belongs.

                                          When I go to the PG it is to look for REAL news. Who cares about sports? Seriously, put the overpaid babies in the back - especially the Penguins since they are responsible for the destruction of the CIvic Arena.

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