I’ve not much to say on this subject overall, other than to point out that earlier today, Mike Arrington posted someone else’s vision of TechCrunch over at his CrunchNotes blog.
A bit later, Rachel Cunliffe, who did the recent redesign of TechCrunch, posted this on her blog:
I have just resigned as the designer for TechCrunch after the redesign sagas and the latest post on CrunchNotes.
I don’t know the backstory here any better than anyone else – the principals involved know the true story, and really it’s only their business.
But I am confident that this isn’t the way that you treat your designer – certainly not one with the talents that Rachel has.
Additional thoughts, expressed far more strongly, over at Jack of All Blogs.