OLD Media Moves

Crain’s Chicago unveils redesigned website

December 5, 2014

Posted by Chris Roush

Crain's Chicago websiteChicago media reporter Robert Feder critiques the newly redesigned website of Crain’s Chicago Business.

Feder writes, “So they’re holding an ‘open house’ on the site, dropping their usually strict paywall and inviting non-subscribers to sample everything online for one week (including the just-released “40 under 40” list for 2014). The free peek runs through December 12 at chicagobusiness.com.

“The new streamlined look is smart, clean and easy to navigate. It works easily on any device.

“The only disappointment is the absence of Crain’s top columnists from the home page. Having to click multiple times to locate Greg Hinz or Rich Miller under ‘politics’ or Shia Kapos under ‘lifestyle & dining’ seems needlessly cumbersome. Worse yet are the snubs to Danny Ecker and John Pletz. Now you have to hunt for their columns under ‘sports’ and ‘technology,’ respectively. Their readers deserve better.

“But otherwise, it’s a beauty.”

Read more here. Feder also notes that the publication has dropped gender titles on second reference.

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