Detailed critique of whitespace, typography, UI in USAT and CNN redesigns. Must-read.
“Techpresident.com praises Democrats John Edwards and Chris Dodd this week for offering special Remote Sensing Systems feeds of their campaign-event calendars.” – REMOTE SENSING SYSTEMS??!!!1?!1 – via Sean B.
“While many newspapers still consider a newspaper’s website to be just that, a newspaper’s website, Wilson considers it – and has so for a long time – as a medium standing on its own.”
More great functionality from USAT: This time it’s a reporter index page with lists of stories, a profile, and the “recommend” button. A great way to build your brand with name recognition and loyalty.
Mark Potts weighs in on the USAT redesign and its design flaws. He’s a bit more specific than I am about what the design problems mean for user interaction on the site.
USAToday.com going interactive, community-driven? I’ve been saying a national paper can’t pull this off, but they’re trying anyway. Is there a community of people who read the paper in hotels and airports?