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June 26, 2006

Much Ado About Digg 3.0

I've initially written a post about the changes in the latest iteration of Digg, but then I've realized everyone does this.

Digg 3.0 brings 6 categories: technology, science, games, videos, entertainment, world & business and each category has more topics. It's nice that you can personalize the homepage to see the news you're mainly interested in. But apart from that, there isn't too much too say about the new Digg. The site is slow, it has many redundant links (like the "More" after each story description), there's less space for the story because of the ads. To view your history, you must make an extra click. The font size is too small and very hard to read.

What do you think about the new Digg?

Digg 3.0 homepage



Digg 2.0 homepage


More about the upcoming changes at Digg (an API, a new way to visualize stories), you can find from the latest episode of Diggnation.

5 comments:

  1. Hate it.

    Way too wide, still can't comment on comment.

    They fix what aint broken. 2.0 was okay, it was getting a little old with the UI but the interface was great; but they decided to keep the old UI and screw up the interface.

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  2. 2.0 was without a doubt much better than 3.0. Shudder.

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  3. Awful. They Microsoft'ed it.

    Too much clutter, too many links, less usability, more confusing and generally less visually appealing.

    A real shame.

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  4. Some fixes for the new design from Digg users:


    Copy this CSS code:

    @namespace url(http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml);
    @-moz-document domain(digg.com) {
    /* fix comments */
    #comments_ad, #item_ad, #top_ad, .comments_ad_image, .top_ad_image {
    display: none !important;
    }
    #enclosure1, .comment-tray, ol {
    width: 710px !important;
    }
    /* make comments wider */
    .comment {
    width: 710px !important;
    }
    .c-body-inside {
    padding-right: 5px !important;
    }
    /* moves sidebar */
    #contents,
    #sidebar {
    float: left !important;
    border: none !important;
    background: none !important;
    }
    #container {
    background: none !important;
    }
    #sidebar {
    padding: 20px 0 1em 35px !important;
    background-position: 0 0;
    }
    #footer {
    background: none !important;
    }
    }

    Add it to userContent.css in your Firefox profile. The file doesn't exist by default, so you should create it in C:/ Documents and Settings/ (Username)/ Application Data /Mozilla/ Firefox/ Profiles/ (profile name)/ chrome.

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  5. i use Shoutwire, love that site.

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