Now that I'm somewhat used to the design
Day one the new design was a clusterfuck; now it is at least a usable site so I thought I'd sit back and think about what the new design has done to my usage of the site.
I think I sum sum it up like this: Previously thereg felt like a somewhat professional/technical site that threw in enough silly or trashy content to keep things light. Now it *feels* like a trashy tabloid that might have an occasional good artical, but I can't spot them with a quick glance anymore so I go elsewhere.
My visits have reduced hugely and I've realised that 90% of them now consist of me loading the frontpage, then closing the window without reading anything. I've also turned adblock back on (previously thereg was excluded), the new design combined with the adverts results in far too small a percentage of my screen actually having content (i.e. words) on it.
Any more design updates planned?