Thanks for responding Genie,
I understand the frustration of having everyone just shout and yell about something that obviously took lots of time and effort to complete.
But for Yahoo to release something official that says "even though everyone who uses our site wants X, there is no chance in hell we are going to do X" and then lock it up, just makes Yahoo look bad and makes people even angrier.
Also why was the update pushed so soon when there are obvious issues?
The load time and lag within the page are real problems, and the background/text issue seems like something that could easily have been foreseen as a negative.
FWIW I've only used the site in Firefox, so I have no idea if other browsers have the same lag problems.
Just curious, does Yahoo do any A/B testing with new layouts? Or push out the new update to all users at teh same time?
to finish my thought-
Keep in mind that every time anyone has ever redesigned any web page, people have screamed to put it back. People don't like change. But people also don't like when things stay the same for too long. I've always been a squeaky wheel, so I encourage that. But there is constructive squeaking and then there is just making noise. None of this involves my opinions on these specific redesigns; it is just reflecting the realities of trying to work on a site like they are.
While this is true, it is much better to have something new released when its 100% functional. Or at least much closer to 100% than what was just released, especially if its an in-season update.
If this new layout were to be pushed out when the fantasy baseball season ended (and in football before the pre-season began), there wouldnt be nearly as much controversy.
BTW I did post a point-by-point list of things that I immediately noticed, that could be improved upon or returned to the previous state.
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