Yes, yes, yes, I know I’m banging on about it, but what would you expect from a work-based blog by someone who works at the Guardian? Anyway, the new paper is out there now, so you may have seen it. Did you like it? I hope so.
There’s a fair few posts out there talking about it. Tom Coates had this to say:
“My first reactions to theguardian’s redesign – now that I’ve seen it in the flesh – are almost uniformly positive. But I think I’ll write about that more thoroughly later in the day when I’ve really had time to get my head around it.”
The all-important front page actually looks pretty bloody good, with some really nice navigational touches and bold layout (which I’ve annotated on this Flickr pic, including some notes on visual design).
Smart. He’s got some rather harsh things to say about GU’s need for a redesign, and our new Been There service, which I’m currently grokking.
I’ll add more links here as I come across them. But here’s one mild gripe: in an era in which everyone’s talking about Big Media and having a conversation with readers, why on earth aren’t we getting a little bit more credit for being as open as we have been? Sounds snarky and peevish, I know, but I think the stuff we’ve done on the website has been revolutionary.