The actual link to the podcast download takes way too long to find if you don't already know where to look for.


  • Find someone who's never seen the site
  • Give them this link and measure if they find it within 3 seconds


Make the play/download widget bigger, and move it to the top of the article


  • Even the comments have a bigger font size than the play/download links
  • While a link usually stands out from the surroundings, the page is full of links, thus negating this effect
  • People who regard the text as spoiler still have to scroll all the way to the bottom
  • the blog entry has more than a screenful detailing how great the podcast is, then you can't find it
  • Compare the play/download widget with the disclaimer-type thing at the bottom of the page: people with advanced ad-blindness won't even notice it if it's the only thing on the page
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I would say putting the audio controls at the bottom is by design so you read the post text first.

That being said, the audio controls could be set off a little better from the surrounding page, possibly with a darker/contrasting background.

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  • I'm not sure I understand your reasoning. Why should I have to read about what I already want to listen to? – György Andrasek May 15 '10 at 18:01

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