Why does the new design suck so much? It's awful, please bring the old one back.
A number of changes have already been implemented including:
- tags are shown for desktop in lists
- ajax loading has been removed for now as it caused issue to many users
- more colors were added to the design overall
More updates to the list and home pages are coming within 6 to 8 weeks with an updated version deployment. The home page in particular will have content (e.g. “last searched” feed) and visually separated search area.
Im meanwhile, please feel free to add more ideas suggestions for voting and discussion.
I agree with Sam in that the new design, though modern, seems to lack personality. Not only does the minimalist design make the website more difficult to navigate, but for whatever reason, (perhaps bias toward the old design), the results that appear for my queries seem to be inferior synonyms to ones I was expecting to see.
My favourite part of the old design was the fact that the results themselves had a selection of 3 words in smaller, muted text which provided many more words to look at in relation to the search query.
Lastly, I am not a fan of the ajax page loading. There are obvious benefits to using such a technology, however I feel as if it is better suited for dynamically loading images rather than blocks of words.
Here, I edited the old design and compared it to the new:
For one there were two categories (Popular Today & Just Searched) and now there's just one (Trending Now)
So not only is there just one category now but the scrolling list of words was removed for some reason.
There was also the blue portion of the main page at the top which was also removed for some reason. Now it's all plain gray/white that gives no color clues to where the search bar is.
Not only is there a lot more blank space now but it feels like I'm on a phone. I don't know why but people are making all websites look overly simplistic like it's made for disabled people or something. I don't like it.
Oh also now I can't see the ratings of the words for some reason. I feel there was no need to change the website's design and this made it way worse when it comes to what's available (Lots of features removed)
I think the part I hate the most is the fact everything is farther away to the left for no reason at all (See the second image) and the "Similar words", "Similar sounding words", and many other features have been scrapped for absolutely no reason whatsoever when searching for words.