LETTER: Beachcomber layout – Not an improvement

You asked for comments on the new layout of the paper. I don’t know where to start. The big black title on the front page hit me first. Really ugly. Your blue one of former editions was more pleasant to the eye, and the typeface you used before on the Vashon-Maury Island portion was more refined, easier to read and simply had more class than the blocky new font. The layout on the front page of one of the stories, which had two skinny columns and not with justified margins, was hard to read and made the page look messy.

I was surprised to find the guest commentaries smashed together, the newspaper masthead slammed against one of them, and both carried over to another page. It was messy and really didn’t flow. The use of the writer’s last name in ugly bold font was jarring also.

The story continued on page 19 from the front page with six tiny columns and not with justified margins looked so amateurish. The story should have been edited down and set in no more than three columns for readability and style. Some of the changes make the paper look more like one of those papers that advertises stuff that people are trying to sell.

— Emma Amiad

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