OLD Media Moves

Quartz unveils new site, and first home page

August 24, 2014

Posted by Chris Roush

Zach Seward of Quartz writes about the new design for the financial news website:

Yes, the homepage is still dead, which is why our new front door is quite different from most. Now, when you come to qz.com, we are offering an efficient briefing on global business news, called the Brief. It’s intended to be read straight through, like a well written memo from a trusted advisor. What it’s not is a sea of headlines, like you find on the homepages of many news sites.

Think of the Brief as a continually updated version of our popular morning email, the Daily Brief, which will continue to be published as usual. As always, we will link you to the best sources for each story, whether that’s us or someone else. Some notes in the Brief, denoted by an arrow, can be expanded to reveal more information about developing news. Our journalists around the world will be keeping the Brief updated at all times, so loyal readers can check in at any time of day. It works particularly well on your phone.

The Brief replaces our original “homepage,” which was no homepage at all: We just dropped you into our top story. That was out of recognition that people increasingly prefer to find links through email, Facebook, Twitter, and other forms of social media. And, indeed, the vast majority of readers visit through our side door, which we expect to continue. The Brief is for those of you who want even more from Quartz throughout the day.

You can also access our own top stories at the top and bottom of the new homepage, or by tapping the ☰ icon in the site’s header.

Read more here.


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