Oh Pith, I delight in your new design
Look, it’s so crisp and clean and so refined
It’s the best thing on these intertubes
But Hargrove’s still not getting near my boobs.
That’s right, Pith, I love your new design so much I whipped out the pentameter. I’m willing to bet money that Jeff Woods isn’t writing you poems in vaguely iambic pentameter. Just saying.
Anyway, I have a few suggestions that I thought I’d pass along (No Depression, you might could listen up to a few of these, too).
1 (and most important): Include the full post in your feed. I love you but it’s annoying bordering on ignorable when I only have a few lines of text in my reader (or none at all, No Depression!). You don’t want to be ignorable (especially not after awesome, deeply insightful posts like this one.)
2: When you link to someone, your link should open in a new window, not in the same window. You want your reader to have a little positive reinforcement–she reads you. She clicks on the link. She reads that. And, if only to close your tab (or window) she has to come back to you.
3: We’re all on the same page that the ‘airplane’ thing is a quaint joke, right?
4: Ha, there is no four! There was barely a three! I love the new design. (Though, in all fairness, I am not a designer, so, in reality, it may suck balls, just for the sake of honesty.)