Who designed the HMB Review web site?


By on Wed, February 9, 2011

The redesign of the HMB Review web site looks like someone over there got a "Blog Design for Dummies" book for Christmas. They took what was a reasonably scannable web page and turned it into an ADD nightmare.

There is absolutely no flow to the frontpage whatsoever. It's as if they tried to throw every piece of content they have on the site into the front page and hope that their visitor somehow manages to find what they're looking for or interested in.

I hope they get enough feedback from their visitors to "Try Again".


Comment 1
Thu, February 10, 2011 1:28pm
Kevin Barron
All my comments

Agree. But they’ll figure it out. Clay Lambert didn’t just win Editor of the Year for nothin’.

Actually they are using the BLOX, which is a turnkey CMS solution for small town newspapers such as ours. Guessing the HMB Review plunks about $1,000/month for it too. Noticed the HMB home page is about 28K, whilst the SF Gate’s is 35K, so I’ll leave it to the developer’s to remark on inefficient code/capabilities.

The internet standard for years, whether it be code or design… find a great example and copy, errrr find influence from it.