10,000 Words: MSNBC pushing the envelope of design

Over on the 10,000 Words blog Mark Luckie looks at the use of design behind MSNBC’s websites, which he claims break the mold of a traditional news site design. He asks “does the splashy approach web design actually work or is it all sizzle?” It’s worth navigating around the MSNBC sites to decide for yourself.

A few months ago, MSNBC launched BLTWY (pronounced Beltway), a niche news site centered on the celebrity side of politics. What made the site truly stand out was its unconventional design — instead of a sea of text, the page is a grid made up mostly of photos that serve as links to individual stories.

The 10,000 Words post is at this link

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