Justin Ouellette, a developer at BetaWorks, told The New York Times that the small increases in performance on the iPad went further than they would on a desktop computer. “The iPad kind of ‘becomes’ whatever app you’re currently running, and being more powerful and physically slighter allows it to deliver that transparent experience ever more convincingly,” Ouellette [...]
As part of his Knight Journalism Fellowship, online journalist Geoff McGhee produced this video report about data visualization as a storytelling medium.
Usability guru Jakob Nielsen says, “iPad apps are inconsistent and have low feature discoverability, with frequent user errors due to accidental gestures. An overly strong print metaphor and weird interaction styles cause further usability problems.”
The Nation magazine launched a much-improved new website that is built on an open-source platform and features a more flexible and community-oriented design. The redesign features innovations like search-engine friendly “topic” pages, story-level twitter feeds and instantly-customizable homepage and section front designs. A new community section lets readers vote articles up or down and enables [...]
The new site includes improved navigation and music reviews with new audio and video features – for example, you can instantly listen to any piece of music you read about on the site. More details here.
The Guardian has launched a new front page that highlights video and user comments more.
latimes.com has redesigned its site with a streamlined navigation, more modular homepage and improved video experience.
chicagotribune.com has launched a new site design, providing users with a cleaner look, easier navigation and improved interactivity tools.