Alas, Hotmail

Might have missed the boat on this one, I dunno, it's been a few days since the redesign, but...

Dear God, the Hotmail redesign sucks ass. It sucks more than a vacuum.

Sign in, and you're momentarily puzzled by messages telling you about new mail from your contacts, and how much mail you have in your Junk Mail folder, but you can't click on either message to get to the relevant folders. To get to your mail you have to click on the "Mail" tab - ok, fair enough, but why not make the "you have new mail" text links, too?

And you might wanna take notice of the fact that that "sign up now" button on the left, under "Mail display settings", is the wrong button - you don't have to sign up for anything to manage settings, of course.

Moving on... hey, cute, all the mails from people who aren't in my "contacts" (ie. in my address book) are now marked with a little ? on the icon. Except I don't have any contacts except for a couple in the safe list, so 99% of the mails has that ? icon. Annoying.

And what the fuck is up with the controls only being at the top of a page? So I scroll down to get at my mail, and then if I select some to delete it or move it to another folder or whatever I have to scroll back up? Ditto for the actual message screen, if I read a long mail then I want to delete it I have to scroll back up. That's stupid.

What's even stupider is that now everything is javascript-based... message loading, and so on. So I can't open a message in a separate window (or tab). It's a good thing that I'm using Opera, so when I hit the back button (or rather, do the "back" mouse gesture) it won't reload the page unless I tell it to, but heh...

And I don't want to see a huge fuckoff ad on the side of every mail folder and every message. The ads at the top are bloody well enough. Go away.

And what's up with the filters? I stuffed the mail address some notifications I've signed up for come from in the safe list, I even set up a filter specifically for the notifications, and they still end up in the junk mail folder. Aaaargh!

But on a brighter, less grumpy side, here, a test result. In the extended entry.

you are lavender

Your dominant hue is blue, making you a good friend who people love and trust. You're good in social situations and want to fit in. Just be careful not to compromise who you are to make them happy.

Your saturation level is very low - you have better things to do than jump headfirst into every little project. You make sure your actions are going to really accomplish something before you start because you hate wasting energy making everyone else think you're working.

Your outlook on life is bright. You see good things in situations where others may not be able to, and it frustrates you to see them get down on everything.

the html color quiz

¤ December 4, 2003 05:59 PM ¤