Boston Globe - responsive web redesign

12 Sep 2011 - 8:54am
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Mathew Sanders
2009

The Boston Globe relaunched their website today - they are the first major website (that I'm aware of) to use responsive web design techniques. I'm pretty impressed and thought the list should check it out.

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12 Sep 2011 - 11:19am
Tania Schlatter
2007

Hi Matthew, 

I'm not sure what you mean by "responsive web design techniques." Can you say more?

Tania

12 Sep 2011 - 1:07pm
DrWex
2006

Just to be clear, this is not a "relaunch." The Globe (a print newspaper) is launching a new paywall site, bostonglobe.com, to complement their free site boston.com.

Here is a link to a story on the launch, from a Boston-based NPR news station: http://www.wbur.org/2011/09/12/globe-paywall-2

On Mon, Sep 12, 2011 at 1:41 PM, Mathew Sanders wrote: > The Boston Globe [1] relaunched their website today - they are the first > major website (that I'm aware of) to use responsive web design techniques. > I'm pretty impressed and thought the list should check it out. > >

12 Sep 2011 - 2:09pm
Neil Lee
2007

Monday, September 09/12/11 at 01:38 Tania Schlatter <tania@nimblepartners.com> said:

> I'm not sure what you mean by "responsive web design techniques." Can you say more?

Resize your browser and watch how the content reflows and changes to fit the viewport. That's responsive design in a nutshell. It's one of the newest methods for creating sites that work well across various devices and browsers.

Neil

15 Sep 2011 - 2:25pm
kemoore
2007

It strikes me that there's no really obvious verbal clue as to what's clickable--and yet I just knew. Interesting comment on how we learn to "read" something like this. The NY Times goes most of the way, but the clickable links are dark blue and underline on hover. Of course, the Times is the Globe's parent, so maybe the Times trained me to read the new Globe design, and maybe the Globe designers consulted with the Times designers.

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