Your Guide to the New MacLife.com

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JustinDAngelo

As a graphic designer, I approve. The only thing I would change would be to try and get all the buttons at the top into the blue bar. Then it would look really sleek.

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kylerwalker

hey i love the new maclife.com it looks great don't change it

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justir7

Enjoying the new site. The content is awesome as usual, and I like the black, modern look. Site also seems faster.

What with the new site and all, you really need an updated app. The app is one of the worst news apps I've seen. Needs a facelift. Sooner the better.

The website's great, keep up the good work!

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Applefreak72

Hey...the search is messed up. whenever i search something (EX: iPod touch) it says no items can be found and that I need something called "Apache Solr"

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chris

Thanks for your input, the search should be fixed (and way better than it was on the old site).

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justir7

I'm not having that problem. Try listing your OS and browser and others will probably be able to help. You might just not be updated.

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Mike James

Nice work. Looks fresh and clean.

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LLEVIATHANN

Where'd the forum link go?

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stevengu

Wonderful! Looks much cleaner and simpler.

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maclover

Not sure why everyone is whining. I really like the new design, it is much cleaner and it seems faster and less bloated with junk compared to the last one.

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justir7

I agree with you. The design is sleeker, smoother, and easier to browse than before. Also seems faster. However, I am annoyed by the bar at the top that when whenever you mouse over it, it brings up a huge menu. Annoying when you are not using it.

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pottymouth

Just cuz the forums are gone. Get used to it. There's going to be a lot of whining.

Personally, I think the new design sucks slightly less than the old one. It IS cleaner, I'll give ya that. The content still blows, tho. TIME for Kids.

And the captcha is the absolute worst implementation I've ever seen.

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jackblay

I love the new site except for the following:

- The top blue bar and text under it NEEDS to be bigger.
- I liked the thing in the old sites homepage were the top stories revolved. I think having all four of them showing at the same time makes it look to cramped and crowded.

P.S. Why are you killing the podcast? It is the only tech podcast I actually liked listening to. Oh, well. Merry Christmas to me.

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Mr. Happypants

Wow, can that headline font be any larger? I can hardly see it from 50' away!

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Mr. Happypants

One more dupe, because your stupid captcha keeps saying "CAPTCHA session reuse attack detected" Classic.

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Roberto Baldwin

We're fixing the Captcha issue now.

We appreciate your feedback and hope that all your clowny dreams come true.

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Mr. Happypants

another dupe

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Mr. Happypants

dupe

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lukeforester1

I completely agree with MacAddict4Life. Also, I don't mean to be rude but I really don't like the new design, there really wasn't anything wrong with the old one. This one's too busy.

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nicvargus

My personal opinion is that this site is incredibly less busy than the former. What do you think is more busy about the new design?

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The_Quintessent...

There's a lot of stuff that wasn't on the old layout and it all looks sprawled out, so it looks rather busy.

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nicvargus

Definitely a lot of new stuff, but I think when you look at it like this versus this it's a lot more manageable and user-friendly (and wayyyyy cleaner, IMO)

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mrreet2001

The new one is much less "user-friendly".
How friendly is it to your users to remove the forums, which you know... People USED .

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ukimalefu

Still Alive

http://www.maclife.com/forums/index.php

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colinc

Looks great! Much easier to navigate.

@ukimalefu It doesn't matter how great your captcha is you're always going to get spam since a lot of spam is now human powered.

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ukimalefu

well, someone should clean it up

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designresults

Site has a nice, clean look. Easy to navigate. Great job!

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ukimalefu

you still get spam and the captcha is stupid

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ukimalefu

YOU STILL GET SPAM!

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zachsterza1994

This is much better than the beatles announcement! (for me, not trying to offend any beatle lovers =)

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nymacman

Today is tomorrows yesterday. But no matter. Um... I like yesterdays better. This is where your resources went?

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Minx31214

Hey maclife! LOVE the new layout! Cant wait to really get to check it out. (can't right now I'm just leaving for school.) but now I'm really excited to see what you'll do to refresh the iPhone app's layout. Here are some of the things I'd like to see: 1. Commenting in the app- it's a pain to convert to the browser just to add a comment. 2. Video support, it's not hard to insert YouTube videos into your app, right now whenever you guys post a vid, it dosnt show up. 3. A nice shiny, sexy, newerific, beautiful new look, just like the site. So I can wait for the next update and Ill check the app store frequently to see if your app has been updated. Thanks, you guys are great!
-SilentStormer

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MacAddict4Life

I understand you need ad revenue. That's fine. Redirect me through an ad page on the way to a story, no problem.

But I swear, every time I have to sit through an ad page to get to the HOMEPAGE, I consider deleting you from my bookmarks. Make it only happen when I'm loading pages other than the homepage! please!

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