Our Blog Looks Different Today

Two months ago, we migrated this blog away from nytimes.com, where it had lived for three-plus years. The migration was generally a success, but not totally. There were some early technical difficulties (servers issues, caching issues, and other things you don’t care about), but those were fixed relatively quickly. The bigger problem was that we weren’t crazy about our redesign — and, you, dear readers, were even less crazy about it than we were. It was too grid-dependent, photo-dependent, not readable enough, etc. So we’ve spent the past several weeks re-doing our re-do, and you can see the result as of today. The overall look of the blog isn’t radically different, but hopefully it’s better on many dimensions — fonts, layouts, architecture, and functionality. Please keep giving us feedback, and thanks as always for reading.

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  1. Jaime Alvarez says:

    The fixed width parts still make it hard to read on blackberries…

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  2. AJ says:

    I’ve always been one for content over form!

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  3. Megan says:

    I’m a feed reader, so keep up the excellent content and I’ll be happy. :) That said, now that I’m here, I do like it.

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  4. Tim Whalen says:

    You say, “servers issues, caching issues, and other things you don’t care about”. I beg to differ. I am both an IT and a Freakonomics nerd. Please keep up the good work pointing out the pithy logic behind the seemingly random world.

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  5. Josh says:

    The re-redesign is great. Subtle changes, but much easier to navigate. Nice work!

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  7. Maneater says:

    Love the new layout, the one before was more newspaper like and hard to read.

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  8. Martinerary says:

    I love the blog but don´t really fancy the new font. It just doesn´t seem to fit in with the rest.

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