The new Salon layout is a total mess. The biggest problem is that there are a lot fewer links to individual stories on the home page, so I have to go to the individual section page to see a list of stories. Putting a little summary of what’s in each section of the site is just dumb, a list of headlines (with links preferably) would be much, much better. In other words, what they used to have is much better than what they have now. I certainly hope that this redesign wasn’t driven by a need to get people to view more pages per visit in order to get more ad dollars. When a site makes it more inconvenient to view the content I want to see, they’ll get less clicks from me, not more.