What Newspapers Can Teach Us About Web Design

What Newspapers Can Teach Us About Web Design What Newspapers Can Teach Us About Web Design Frederick O’Brien 2019-11-08T11:30:00+00:002019-11-09T11:06:56+00:00 It’s easy to get caught up in the latest trends in web design. Web technology is constantly improving, and today developers have a formidable range of features at their disposal. This makes for a forward-thinking, innovative space — as it should — but also one at risk of being unrooted. Every art has its ancient masters. In the case of websites, it’s newspapers. When you dig into the basic principles of news design, overlaps with the web are frequent and oftentimes indistinguishable. Many web design best practices can be traced directly back to news design. When it comes down to it, websites are made for users to engage with, and hopefully return to. Newspapers have been playing that game for centuries, and winning. Anyone with even a passing interest in web Read the full article…

Red Dead Redemption 2 on PC would be great if I could actually play it

Red Dead Redemption 2 finally released on PC this week, and things have not gone well for Rockstar. Yesterday, Samit Sarkar at our sister site Polygon reported on various technical issues PC players are experiencing, and I can confirm that I’ve seen some of them for myself over the past week. While I didn’t have any trouble getting the game up and running at first, the biggest issue by far for me — and one that appears to be very commonplace — is that the game frequently hitches for upward of three seconds at a time. It’s jarring during gameplay, and causes you to miss crucial dialogue during story sequences when the game has to catch up with itself. This is a particularly strange problem because Red Dead Redemption 2 itself is otherwise… Read the full article…

Fan Reaction to the First Few Hours of Death Stranding Is… Mixed

The wait for Kojima Production’s Death Stranding is finally over, and fan reactions to this unique, existential delivery simulator are starting to roll in. Predictably, the responses to its first few hours have been mixed, whether they be from Reddit, IGN commenters, or even Metacritic user reviews – many of which are attempting to review bomb the game into oblivion. One prominent r/Games Reddit thread shows a diverse range of reactions, from both Metal Gear fans and Kojima newcomers. Some players are praising its story and entertainment value, while others are criticizing its relatively slow pacing. Read the full article…