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The New Lycos Page Is Up…

By - February 25, 2004

And all I can say is…it sure ain’t for me. It smacks of that cloying, wannabe-cool-but-really-kinda lameness that, well, that happens when you try too hard. But…then again, I’m certainly not in the demo they seem to be going for (the same demo as everyone else in the media business, it seems – 18-34, single). It is interesting to see them pitch this in the clothes of a pure media play. The home page feels rather like a promo for a show on the WB. It just might work. Who knows.

Search is still right there at the top, anyway.

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  • http://www.constellationw3.com/carnet/ Anonymous

    >>The New Lycos Page Is Up…
    … And only for americans peoples. If your computer is located north of US you will be redirect to Lycos.ca.

  • http://www.dialedin.us tim

    i like the part where the gigantic flash ad for the movie Club Dread appears and completely obscure all search inputs. Usability, ahoy!

  • http://www.jroller.com/page/otis OG

    Damn, it is sad what happened to Lycos.
    What a bad, 1990′s home page design!
    Did they fire or lose all graphics designers?

  • http://www.error500.net Antonio

    In Spain we follow with the “old Lycos” http://www.lycos.es

  • http://blog.outer-court.com Philipp Lenssen

    Totally retro… is that really a “web-safe” color palette GIF in the middle?

  • http://www.emlaksahibi.com emlak

    i like the part where the gigantic flash ad for the movie Club Dread appears and completely obscure all search inputs…

  • http://www.yellobook.eu Victor

    As everybody knows, lycos is dead. It could be a greater one like yahoo or google but the bad management destroyed it

  • http://www.resimsakla.com resim

    is that really a “web-safe” color palette GIF in the middle?