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Friday, 20 April 2012

New Blogger interface: It's all too horrible to contemplate.

If you use Blogger, you'll know that it has a new interface. It's horrible. OK, the old interface was horrible but usable at the same time. This is just horrible, with the familiar looking elements seeming sprinkled at random over the new interface.

There are a lot of companies at the moment doing a similar thing.. making over their tried and tested (but tired) old software interfaces and coming up with something pastel-ly and awful. Or perhaps I'm just a Luddite?


Update: you can share your feedback on the Blogger forum which is full of similar complaints.

12 comments:

John Aravosis said...

Try using it on the iphone or ipad. It's not compatible. And that's only the beginning...

Mark said...

The new interface is ugly, and can almost be described as un-designed. Everything is just tossed together onto a screen with no layout and no organization. It's so awful. The old interface is still there, but will the old interface always be available? Because this new thing is nuts. Ugly nuts.

Nick said...

Blogger's new interface is horrible, and I hate it. What possessed the critins to change it from the old one, which at least was usable.

Conrad Longmore said...

Thanks. I hadn't even noticed that the old interface was still available. It's so much better on the eyes and is more logically arranged. Phew!

nunya said...

This interface really is unworkable. I did find the switch back to old interface... And voila, all the posts i thought were lost, were still in draft.

Tis is the worst and most unprofessional roll out i have seen in a long time. Also, their feedback button doesnt move, and the text is behinf that tab in the bottom of the editor.. Bottom right.

Weird.

I hope they keep the old interface available. It is no good on any platform... Win7 ie or firefox... Safari.. All bad.

Princess Rayne said...
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Princess Rayne said...

The new interface is tacky and I can't find anything. I can't stand the white screen with pale text, as it hurts my eyes. I was relieved to be given the option to change back to the old interface but this will be removed next month. I think Blogger wants to turn away their users.

Zalmi said...

Yes it's awful - but how do we get Blogger to register the strength of feeling against it???

Conrad Longmore said...

There's a feedback forum for Blogger here, posts *might* be read by the Blogger team.

Clifford Duffy said...

One hundred percent it stinks, the background is horrible, the layout .it's a total mess.

nunya said...

The feedback forum says i am not allowed to post a reply.. Or even provide feedback. Bummer

Jeff Martens said...

I decided to try the new interface, and my first task was to edit an old post. I honestly could not figure out how to do it. Where the heck?

On the other hand, here's a list of all the things I like about the new blogger interface, the new gmail interface, etc.:

Okay, that's it, can't think of anything else.