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
Vanden Heuvel on New Nation Site: ‘We Will Never Be in the Business of Assigning Stories to Get Clicks’
“Maybe you’re even reading [this column] on your smartphone or Kindle,” speculated Nation editor and publisher Katrina vanden Heuvel in a blog post introducing the redesigned TheNation.com, which went live last night. “It’s now far more likely you found us on Twitter than in a bookstore, and you might be following my Read More