We love Reddit, but design zealots will be quick to decry its appearance as a leftover artifact from Web 1.0. It’s relatively minimalist, it’s text-heavy, the comments are not organised intuitively, and it’s just not “pretty” in the way that so many other sites nowadays are.
For example, the homepage:
And the comments section of a post:
If you want to consume all those delightful links and hilarious memes in a thoughtful and well-put-together environment, you need to look elsewhere. That’s where an iPad app called Biscuit comes in.
Biscuit functions as something of a skin for Reddit. All the same content and functionality is there — you can upvote, downvote, submit links, and go about your general Reddit business, but you get to do so inside an aesthetically pleasing, sexed-up environment. Check it out.
Here’s the front page of Reddit as it appears in Biscuit.
And a look at the body of a post.
See? Nice and easy on the eyes! If you like the looks of this app, Biscuit is $US3.99 and is available in the App Store right here.
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