Should Weird Asia News Be Redesigned?

Posted on October 4, 2013

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Hello there, fans of the weird.

I have been toying with the idea for a year or so, about redesigning WAN, partly to look more like a real news site and partly to clean up some old code that makes things break or run slower than normal.

I was actually looking at this theme as a starting point for a redesign -> http://firestarter.themeflames.com/

However, before we go down that route, I wanted to ask what you all thought.

Do you like the current design or think that we should have a new one?
If you think we should change, can you suggest any sites you really like to help inspire a redesign?

Please leave your comments below and thank you very much for being a reader of our humble Weird Asia News site. Should Weird Asia News Be Redesigned? picture

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Sun Tzu has spent about 7 years in Asia traveling through Japan, Hong Kong, China, and Korea. A true fan of everything that is weird and strange, he decides in the end what is displayed and published on this site. Sun has previous experience writing for numerous print mags such as XLR8R, URB, and Movement Magazine.
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squooshed
squooshed

I only ever visit the weird-news front page.  It could look a little neater.  I'd like it if it displayed more than just the most recent headline. 

Andre Manuel da Silva
Andre Manuel da Silva

I like very much the news in this site, but I wold prefer a new design for the site, with a more clean and simple look.

Continuation of a good job :)

Mirae of Jeju
Mirae of Jeju

Enjoy the stories on your site...they are truly weird!  I'm a teacher and often use them in my advanced English conversation classes for adults, which I teach on the exotic island of Jeju off the southern Korea coast...itself the site of much Weird Asian News!  One suggestion, though, sometimes it is difficult to tell the original posting date of archived stories unless there is some trick to it I've not yet discovered.  So, would love to see the original publication date clearly indicated.  Otherwise, keep up the good job!

Patrick B Steg
Patrick B Steg

I am a programmer and web designer with 30 years of experience behind the keyboard.  I have often said that there is a Peter Principle that applies to software and web sites, that they are continually "improved" until they become unusable (unusable because they've been improved to the point no one likes them anymore).  Look around you and see the truth of those words.  Remember the sites that you used to visit, but stopped because they changed.  Remember the software you used to love, but no longer use because the new version "just isn't the same".  Now, fix what you need to fix to make the site function smoothly and well, but leave the redesign for your competition.  Eventually they'll redesign themselves out of business.