Fark just went live with a new design, and the expected barrage of “Wahhh, I don’t like it, change it back!” comments is in full swing. Having been on the receiving end of these kinds of comments many times myself, I’ll give the new design a little time to sink in before I decide whether I like it or not. It’s definitely… different.
For now though, I’m just wondering what the cause for a redesign was. It can’t be just to allow for the big square ad spot on the right, and as far as I can tell, they haven’t added features either (like threaded comments). I hope they’ll post some details behind the planning, decisions, and execution of the redesign sometime soon.