New format is forcing users away
I'll be switching to a new source of years after over a decade reading it on yahoo. I have dealt with many format changes but this one is the worst of many bad ideas that have hindered the user experience over the years.
- No longer a way to see a list of top stories. Instead you get 4-5 stories under each category, forcing you to check each category individually rather than a ready list of top stories from each being presented.
- New design is not for readers. The new design is a picture book of huge pictures and (sometimes misleading) headlines. No story preview of the first paragraph to help assess what one wants to read. Though the large pictures make it obvious you no longer want to report print news. I am over the age of five. My news needs no picture, much less the picture being the only preview to the story received.
- The "More for you" section likely is the feed we were used to seeing but it's at the very bottom and with a redesign this extensive I don't trust it. For me? I don't log in to review my news so what is the "For Me" based on?
Terrible redesign over all. Switching to the very next source I can find that emulates the previous format.