Wow, the Wall St. Journal Online home page looks very spiffy this morning – the result of a new update. It’s very well done – the page just looks dramatically better – with some new use of colors, a bit more elements of graphic interest, etc. According to their commentary about the design changes, taking advantage of today’s larger screens was part of their objective.
I’ve recently been spending some time doing similar work over on our Payments News blog – which we migrated to what I called our “high definition” version last weekend. Reader response was uniformly positive to the “HD” format changes we made. It’s interesting this morning to see the WSJ also embracing the larger screen sizes in their new remodel – and giving me some new ideas re: colors, graphics and layout!