The Age’s new layout problems

The Age and SMH recently launched a new layout, which includes splitting articles across pages. They must have heard the criticism over this, because articles now include a link to view all of the text on a single page.

But there’s still problems with it. Examples:

Age advert problemThis article ended up with no text at all on page 3; just an advert. Evidently a few carriage returns got tacked onto the end of it.

Age advert problemThis article ended up with no visible text at all, and the adverts hiding underneath other story links (at least in Firefox). (via Tom N)

Age advert problemAnd this story, about Australian Nguyen Tuong Van’s impending execution in Singapore has as its advert a Qantas promotion including cheap seats to Singapore. The same ad runs with a similar story on the SMH. (via Tony)

Not good.

Update 10am: This article also features the ad for Qantas cheap fares to Singapore.

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5 thoughts on “The Age’s new layout problems

  1. Sussy

    *LOL* Google Ads much? That’s just hilarious. Cheap flights to Singapore. Mind you, so long as you, like, DON’T DEAL DRUGS over there, Singapore is a gorgeous place to visit.

  2. Jeremy

    I’ve found it annoying how they’ve split the pages up over multiple pages, so that is good if they’ve added back a link to view it all as one page. Though ever since they forced registration, it’s been just about impossible to send people links to articles, especially from overseas and even other parts of Australia. Heaven forbid, some people even in Melbourne need to be pointed at BugMeNot.com.

  3. Timothy McVeigh

    If THE AGE website Refresh/Reloads itself WHILE I’M READING IT *one more time*, I swear I’m gonna…

  4. Sussy

    If THE AGE website Refresh/Reloads itself WHILE I’M READING IT *one more time*, I swear I’m gonna…
    So it wasn’t just me! Geebus. That was starting to freak me out. I thought my wireless mouse at work was clicking things it shouldna been.

  5. daniel Post author

    Are you two slow readers or something? 🙂

    Their code is <meta http-equiv=”Refresh” content=”0300″ /> which should refresh after 5 minutes.

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