06 October 2008

CounterPunch: worst site design?

It's a shame, because the content is above average, but here's what I hate about CounterPunch.org:

  • 25 new articles today (usually more like 10)
  • articles announced in skinny sidebar (35 screens long, today)
  • no summary, no clue about length (usually absurdly longwinded)
  • one-line author bio at end of article (if we're lucky)
  • 1st screen is always ads, never content
  • righthand sidebar 30+ screens long, all ads
  • content squeezed into narrow central column, hard to focus

Who has time?