AOL-owned technology blog TechCrunch is extremely interested in your opinion of its new redesign, so they’ve created a helpful complaint letter template full of swearing and finger-pointing so that you, the user, can compose your thoughts more efficiently.
Sadly, we at Consumerist can’t offer an original, thoughtful opinion on the issue because we just can’t seem to remember what TechCrunch looked like before. We think it was sort of greenish? Thankfully, the editorial staff has it’s own review.
It is an absolute, hard-and-fast law that whenever a high profile site undergoes a significant redesign, the reaction from regular readers will be one of outrage.
Not puzzlement, not measured criticism, but full-on outrage — as if they’d woken up to discover that someone had crept in and rearranged the features of their wife’s face.
And so it was with some trepidation that I visited TechCrunch a few minutes ago and found that our much-vaunted redesign had “gone live”, complete with gigantic headline fonts, weird underlapping images and — oh God — a new logo. A new logo that, to my artistically untrained eye, looks like it was drawn with the sharpened tip of a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle.
On thing is for sure, Consumerist is 100% against TMNT sharpening.
To access the complaint letter (NSFW language), click here and enjoy the anger.