Another eyetracking study, this time looking into best practices for “carousel” style featured story slots on news site home pages. I’m a bit of a hater when it comes to these, but I’m glad to see there appears to be a right way to do it.
Steve’s notes on what can go wrong with news site design and how to rein in the client from time to time.
A gorgeous newspaper.com homepage. They lead with video, follow it with a brilliant breaking news grid that rotates through a variety of sections, then the reader finds themselves in front of a console of information, from soccer schedules (mapped) to stock markets.
Alex King unleashes a new framework theme for WordPress. Carrington is far closer to a CMS than a blog template.
A manifesto on news-driven-development, built around the concrete example of presenting data from the LA train crash last Friday as evergreen information, rather than a series of text blobs.
Detailed notes on what links, subheads, lists, and reasonably sized paragraphs do for the readability of your online screeds. And new stories, yes? via Rex, among others.
Intelligent conversation about the redesign’s bits and pieces in the post and comment thread here.
Redesign. Looks good, lets users move around stuff on the homepage, which is cute. I’m still trying to figure out why I like Google News better, ugly as it is, than any other national news site. Big headlines?
The SoCal fires are a good reminder to be ready with a template or two to cover a giant breaking news story.
San Francisco State’s student newspaper redesigns online, with an even-more prominent multimedia-as-centerpiece player on the homepage along with lots of hard news.