The Verge launches redesign
The Verge editor in chief Nilay Patel writes about the redesign of the tech news site, which launched Tuesday.
Patel writes, “What else? After extensive user research, we learned that our homepage was too hard to navigate, and that everyone just wanted to see as many headlines as possible. So under the hero, you’ll find a reverse-chronological feed of stories. It’s like a cozy sweater from our blogging roots. But don’t worry: big reports, features, and reviews will get pinned with a new bigger treatment in that river so you’ll know when there’s something major to read.
“We’ve also killed our video hub. We heard you all loud and clear: the Video link in our nav bar now takes you straight to our YouTube page. And the play buttons on homepage stories now bring up a lightbox so you can watch everything right in one place, and click a link to quickly jump into the associated article.
“Comments have been restyled and the comment badge on stories will tell you how many new comments are on a post since you last checked. The Verge community has been incredible in these past few months; if you haven’t registered and jumped into the mix, now’s the time to do it.”
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