The Daily CompuServe
Yowsa, I didn’t have high hopes for Tucker Carlson’s The Daily Caller but even I didn’t expect it to be the pile of dated, uninspired mush that was unveiled this morning. I’ve got a busy day ahead of me, so I don’t have time for a substantial critique of the content, but there are some immediately glaring issues with it that require little comment, so here goes…
First of all, the design of the site is absolutely dreadful. It’s so very awful that it actually made me mad when I first saw it. That dreadful. Did Tucker get a niece or nephew to come up with the design? I was going to write “wake up and smell the decade,” but I didn’t want people to think I meant the 00’s because I’m referring to the nineties. The drop-shadowed logos and icons, the beveled red header and navigation backgrounds, the gray-gradient news scroll at the top that looks like it was torn off of an old GeoCities page ... The Daily Caller is without a doubt one of the biggest design disasters in the history of “pro” web sites.
And their two current top featured pieces gives you a very clear indication of how groundbreaking and fresh The Daily Caller plans to be when it comes to content:
Breitbart and Huffington? Really? That’s what you roll out of the starting gate with? Why not just make your tagline “More of the Same Old Shit”? Can Roger L. Magoo be far behind?
Finally, getting back to the graphics, seriously, $3 million dollars and this is the best header graphic they could come up with for Jim Treacher’s new whatever-the-fuck-it-is?
Who designed/illustrated that header, No Quarter’s dismally untalented in-house illustrator Pat Racimora or did they hold a competition at local DC-area elementary schools (“Win school supplies for a year courtesy of Foster Friess!!!”)? What an embarrassment.
That’s all I’ve got for them moment. Feel free to weigh in with your thoughts in the comments.
UPDATE: Ha ha! Click to enlarge.