Tailrank – yes, it’s rank all right

While I was surfing Jeremy Zawodny’s blog I noticed that he visits Tailrank every day. It’s one of the top 5 or 6 blogosphere tracking/mapping/spotlighting tools.

I’ve been there a few times, and popped by today too, but … I can’t stand that interface.

It’s ugly busy crowded nasty unorganized anti-simple complicated jammed crammed undesigned BAD BAD BAD. It’s anti web 2.0, that’s what it is.

Yuck. I’ll stick with delicious (which is ugly but simple) and Digg (which is well organized, clean, and fairly nicely designed).

Design matters. White space matters. Simplicity matters.

[ update ]

memeorandum is horribly designed too. It just looks like a wall of text to me – somewhat reminiscent of the old days of web directories.


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  • I’m not arguing that it needs more whitepace or that we couldn’t do a better job. In fact we’re in the process of having a new designer start which will give us a new UI refresh and hopefully address your concerns.

    In the mean time if you have more specific issues or could be more constructive we could see about fixing some issues.



  • I guess I was a little vigorous there, Kevin. Sorry.

    Here is my constructive input, however, straight from the post:

    “Design matters. White space matters. Simplicity matters.”

    It’s not specific, but it’s all I’ve got time for right now.