The Gazette Company, flag of convenience for Marc Morehouse and Mike Hlas, has breached a new frontier in web design and usage: they have relaunched their site and created a broken muddle of dysfunction, intrusive registration requirements, and brain-choking ugliness. Honestly, it's so bad I thought it was a self-satirizing Onion piece. It's so bad it's hard to imagine someone achieving this level of badness and surviving. It's so bad their own "Feedback" page is broken.
Dialogue boxes don't work, links are broken, it appears that they released this pig without doing any QA in Safari, you can't make a waggish remark on football without leaving your full fucking name there to be googled by your customers or next girlfriend. (Google: perhaps the New Media wunderkind at the Gazette thinks it's a passing fancy?)
Morehouse and Hlas have been very sincere about engaging a readership, and bam, I think that just got killed.
That is all.