Fresh off the heels of the total destruction of MacCentral, MacWorld has taken over macosxhints.com. The owner, who has been writing articles for MacWorld magazine for quite some time, will remain on - and supposedly nothing will change.<br><br>We hope, however, to integrate features where it makes sense -- the Macworld news box in the sidebar is an example of such integration. Down the road, it would be great if one sign-on worked on every site (hints and forums and Macworld), and we're going to work to get that done. But it's not something that's easily accomplished, so it won't happen overnight.<br><br>Hmmmm.... now where have I heard that before????<br><br><br><br>CreativeGuy: For your "fix" of design software tips, tricks & commentary.
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I like MacWorld - it's a lot better with the tighter integration of what used to be MacCentral and the MacWorld of old. MacCentral news alone wasn't very good and I stopped visiting their site a long time ago.<br><br>I visit MacWorld.com everyday now and have their RSS feed on a scroll bar on the bottom. The site has more depth everyday. Should be interesting how they integrate osxhints - I never visited that site.<br><br>
<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p> Oh, man...I hope MacWorld just leaves them the hell alone.<p><hr></blockquote><p>So do I. I really enjoy their content. Except I do hope MW forces them to make the site better looking. It sure is uuuuuugly.<br><br>
I've got no problem with Macworld buying MacOSXhints.com or any other site. Good for Rob. <br><br>The problem I do have though is the poor way that Macworld integrates properties once they acquire them. They take the "slow burn" approach whereby they seem to not know what they're doing. <br><br>Slowly the old site fades away as it is assimilated into the mighty Mac Publishing Borg. The right way is to buy the site, and on a date certain, flip the switch on what they want it to be. <br><br>There is no greater example of this than the absolutely ridiculous farce known as the Maccentral forums, currently being phased out...but not really...well, maybe sort of. <br><br>If their goal is to make it the Macworld hints site with a monthly fee, then do that once the deal closes. Don't string people along with phony promises and directionless marketing. <br><br>
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<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>" Except I do hope MW forces them to make the site better looking. It sure is uuuuuugly.<br>"<p><hr></blockquote><p><br>Eh, I dunno. Except for deliberately artistic content—the more time I spend online, the more I like info-dense, spartan looking sites.<br><br>
<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p> Eh, I dunno. Except for deliberately artistic content—the more time I spend online, the more I like info-dense, spartan looking sites.<p><hr></blockquote><p>Hey, I don't mind spartan looking websites. I'm just not a big fan of tons 'o blue with orange highlights. I like more subtlety in my browsing experience.<br><br>Not that it matters too much to me. I view all their stuff in NetNewsWire... in fact, the number of sites that I view on the actual browser is starting to dwindle.<br><br>
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