Friday, November 30, 2012
theorion.com of the future?
The home page of theorion.com has been cleaned up quite a bit since the beginning of the year, but the straightjacket that is the TownNews template makes it difficult to make a really dramatic presentation.
Then I was looking at design-guru Tim Harrower's website the other day and saw in his promotional video a screen shot of The First Post, an online-only news site in Great Britain. The home page and subsequent section fronts do what I think news websites should do at their main entry point:
• Identify a clear lead story
• Eliminate scrolling
• Tease to the most significant stories in other sections
After an ownership change, The First Post abandoned its design for something more typical. But I think its original approach would be a terrific template for what theorion.com could look like in the future.
What do you think?