A hypothetical polishing up of wsj.com to reduce the number of random colors and headers on the page, among other touches.
Check out the ‘London Today’ bit on the right – that is awesome UI.
Great nav (a la Houston Chronicle) and section pages.
Surprisingly decent looking Gannett site. Pretty sure it’s running on Saxotech, but this must have been redesigned pretty recently.
Wow. Finally someone appears to have done a lot of the work of turning WordPress into a news CMS and released the theme (FOR SALE). Check it out. Fantastic stuff.
Cute, but useless without a community or reader interaction.
“Stop worrying about the fold. Don’t throw your best practices out the window, but stop cramming stuff above a certain pixel point. You’re not helping anyone. Open up your designs and give your users some visual breathing room.”
Detailed critique of whitespace, typography, UI in USAT and CNN redesigns. Must-read.
Knox News gets the Django-powered Ellington treatment. Yes, I’m jealous.