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Okay, I'm just going to say it...

This site is probably the worst web experience I've ever had. I typically don't criticize, but I love Vanity Fair Magazine, so I'm hoping that this blog post encourages their user experience designer/web team to get a move on. I spent an hour just flipping through a slide show that at most other sites, I would've spent 10 minutes on, but because I love the photographs, so I was persistent. The page refreshes S-L-O-W, and I'm not sure if it's because it's pinging information to a free account at Google Analytics (it says so on the bottom left corner of my Firefox Browser, and I'm assuming it's a free account because the page takes 20-30seconds to refresh). I'm waiting an eon to just read the captions of the photographs and upon scrolling, I'm waiting 2 eons to get to their video gallery. And just looking at the layout tells you they need some help with information architecture. I'm not sure if this experience is suppose to frustrate the reader to the point where they just close shut down their browser, and go pick up a magazine from Borders, but if that's the case, they need a new business manager. Look at all that wasted space.

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I remember as a teenager that Vanity Fair and New York Magazine were on the same plane, but on the web, NYMag surpasses Vanity Fair. They could probably use some CSS help from my friend Andrew Famiano or Flash help from my friend Austin Corneilo.

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