The New Yorker unveiled an understated redesign of some sections of the magazine this week that will probably still rankle the stalwart subscriber base.
Creative director Wyatt Mitchell discussed the redesign in a well-produced video that the magazine posted last night. Mr. Mitchell and a team of 13 spent the past year going through the archives to figure out how to refresh the magazine by drawing on its legacy. Read More
When USA Today launched 30 years ago, it was a new kind of paper – “the Nation’s Newspaper,” without a hometown, brightly colored and with lots of infographics. For the most part, it was a newspaper lite, the subject of casual derision and a brief glance over a continental breakfast in hotels in Omaha or Read More
Change is coming to Meetup.com.
The site, founded by Scott Heiferman in 2002, is not as sexy as Foursquare or as hyped-up as Twitter. But Meetup was a social network before social networks were cool, and it’s still going strong–which is more than a lot of proto-social networks can say.
In fact, 2010 was Meetup’s Read More
New York-based analytics startup Pepetually has a lookback at some of the big redesigns of 2010 and includes six New York-based companies that reworked their landing pages.
We’d say Foursquare was Most Improved, replacing a boring image of phones with a splashy branded banner and the taglines “check-in, find your friends, unlock your city” in Read More
The networking site Hashable, which replaces business cards with email and Twitter introductions, has been revamped and was unveiled today.
The new site is prettier and more organized, and adds a “relationship strength” indicator that measures how many interactions you have with someone on Hashable and ranks that connection as “acquainted,” “connected,” or Read More
DealBook, Andrew Ross Sorkin’s finance blog at The New York Times, has a new look — and, it appears, a new spelling. The title now stretched across the site’s banner now reads “DealB%k.”
For some reason, those responsible for the redesign were convinced that a percent symbol’s little circles could make for passable Read More
For the moment, there is really the only thing at stake with the launch of The Wall Street Journal‘s expanded weekend edition this Saturday: Was this the sort of newspaper that you or (perhaps more importantly) one of your lady friends might like to spend some time with? Jack Shafer gets to Read More
Newsweek launched a redesigned Web site last night. The new design is aimed at making the latest news on the site easier to find.
The new site seems purposefully stripped down and straightforward, with only one top story and a downward scrolling feed with the latest items at the top. There is also a sidebar, a wire of Read More