Change has happened. Again. Because this is the future. Here's what you need to know about the io9 redesign in order to stop freaking out and aiming your laser pointers at airplanes flying overhead.
First of all, this is the same redesign that debuted on io9 in June. So it's technically the old new redesign.
HERE'S THE BIG IDEA:
This design is optimized to give you more information on the front page. On the left side of the page, you'll see a list of top stories. You'll also see greater information density in the articles themselves. Images are smaller, and there are many more related posts displayed next to each story.
In the upper right corner, you'll see a little box of dashes. Or hot dogs. However you'd like to imagine it. Click on that and you'll get a nice display that helps you navigate your Kinja experience. We're working on improving that more, so your notifications will be easily accessible. But this is the first step toward better-organized notifications.
IS THIS DESIGN PERFECT?
Um, no. We are not eldritch gods. But we are trying to make the site easier to read and navigate.
Yes, you should tell us what you'd like to see change. In June, when this old new redesign debuted, we gave a lot of feedback on it, including yours. Now the redesign has been rolled out on all the Gawker sites, and people on those sites are giving feedback too. The thing to remember is that THIS IS NOT THE ONLY DESIGN EVER AND IT WILL CHANGE. One of the things that's both good and frustrating about redesigns in these here parts is that we tend to roll them out and fix them on the fly.
If you have feedback on the design, please post in comments here (Eridani has also asked for bug reports and comments on this post). People across the company will read them — from the tech folks, to the product and editorial folks. Please remember that WE ARE ACTUAL HUMAN BEINGS. People spent months working on this design, and they did a lot of things right. So please tell us what you like, as well as what you hate. Constructive criticism, people.