Las Vegas Sun. Whoa.
I liked it a few days ago when I looked at the homepage and an article page or two, but I keep going back and it keeps growing on me.
Read Rob Curley’s rather informative take here, including the ridiculously constraining bits about the crazy JOA that makes the print edition of the Sun more or less an ad-free supplement inserted into the Review-Journal.
Seriously, it’s nuts.
If you’re interested in the changes-every-day centerpiece on the home page, read Khoi Vinh’s post about trying to hire someone to do a similar sort of work at NYTimes.com.
Or just apply for the job.
More wild pieces from the Las Vegas Sun:
- Here’s a GIANT Flash video player with a great video/stills 720p story in it. Oh, and you download it in an iPod friendly format, if that’s what you’re into.
- Here’s the piece of Flash that’s running those sick 360 degree panoramas with PANORAMIC AUDIO.
- Here’s a great basketball story with heart that has nothing to do with a box score.
If you run a major metro online operation and you’re not paying attention to what this talented crew of all-stars put together in Las Vegas, you’re in the wrong business.
This is a destination site, forced to differentiate from its print product by a weird JOA, building a newspaper site out of nothing that we would traditionally think of as the core content of a print newspaper.
Obviously, I’m impressed.
It’s clearly not their first rodeo.