Lockergnome Critique

Paul Scrivens has written one of his famous critiques of the Lockergnome redesign. He covers the redesign point by point with far more detail than I have, taking a multidisciplinary approach. He loses his cool at one point, but try to understand this is incredibly frustrating.

What’s strange is there hasn’t been a peep out of Lockergnome regarding any of this. Aren’t they plugged in to customer feedback?I think a simple statement or clarification would do a lot to clear things up. Though in the comments some people have used names of people at Lockergnome, it isn’t at all about that. This is simply a matter of supporting companies and organizations you can respect and routing around ones you can’t.

3 thoughts on “Lockergnome Critique

  1. When I go to a museum I know every artist is trying to communicate a message to me and I rather him try to do it through a painting then through those summaries under the painting (RSS feeds).

    That’s a very elegant way of putting it. Site design will always matter.

  2. Unsure if you are aware of this, but Chris Pirillo posted to his personal weblog that they’re working on another design which is more standards-compliant (although it appears to still use tables). He includes a link to a test version.

    Personally, I still don’t think it’s as nice as their previous design but the underlying code is somewhat better.