I've noticed that the feed format has changed. The new format seems inconvenient to read. The layout is more modern style but the actual facts - which is the question with few words of text - is much less present at the first look. I may simply have to get used to it but I fear that the new style is systematically worse. Things to look at:
- starting with two huge banners providing very little information except the tag.
- size of feed triple of what the old style was
- actual content more squeezed into a small box
I'd like to encourage StackExchange to review the design and possibly offer an "old-style" option.
Edit: October 16, 2014: The new scheme returned with some minor rendering changes:
- Each mail three times as big; may look neat but takes bytes.
- Large banner area above then actual content; need to scroll to get there.
- The actual information contained is less, the StackExchange branch (e.g. stackoverflow.com) and the OP's user name is obviously omitted with the new layout; there is no additional information. In my view the comment by Matthew in Egregious whitespace on digest emails does not apply at all.
- What about code provided in questions? Look at example capture above. Proper code rendering would be smart when rendering shall be really improved. But: Do we want code in the initial "brief" information at all?
- The only thing added is fluff as correctly stated by svick.
- It's not my cheese which was moved here. The questions are StackExchange's cheese. StackExchange should be proud of their questions and they should handle them carefully.
Gyro Gearloose said to the fortuneteller: "You may know all answers, but you don't know all questions." However, StackExchange needs people to answer the questions to get more of them. That's why the way presenting the questions shall be of utmost priority. People subscribing for e-mail notifications of a tag have already stated their interest in questions. Advertising and/or appealing graphics may destroy this interest in the long term.
I've changed my mind: I don't ask StackExchange to offer an option as written above.
Frankly, I ask to simply fix this.
P.S.: I appreciate the unscathed survival of the little red
<3 at the very end.