Website Facelifts are a Digital Publishing Trend

Digital Publishing News for August 29, 2013

Website redesigns and facelifts have become a digital publishing trend for the summer. Here are a few highlighted redesigns.

Capital New York has all the details on the New York Post’s new website redesign. Interim Post editor Jesse Angelo talks about the redesign,”The new website will be a vastly improved experience for our readers – responsive design across all devices, better navigation and search, immersive and fun new features, and much more.” The Post will also be offering a host of new advertisement options as part of the redesign.

Jet’s Print & Website Redesign

The New York Times is reporting that Jet Magazine will be receiving a print and website redesign. This will be the first print redesign for Jet in 62 years. “The new look for Jet includes brighter colors against a white background, more informational graphics, larger photos and new fonts.”

The magazines will also be making changes to its editorial content, “with Jet writers doing more original reporting and less aggregation.” The print redesign can already be seen in the August 12th issue. Desirée Rogers, the chief executive of Johnson Publishing added, “one thing that won’t change, however, is the magazine’s unusual size — 5⅛ inches by 7⅜ inches.”

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Women’s Health gets a Facelift

In more website facelift news Women’s Health magazine has a new website design,reports Mashable. “The Rodale-owned title recently took the wraps off a new site design at The site is cleaner and simpler, with bigger images and better navigation. It’s also newsier, ripping out the tiled format favored by many other magazinesin favor of the vertical newsfeed format long championed by blogs.”

A redesign of the mobile version of website is expected to go live in August.

American Journalism Review Ends Print Redesigns Site

The American Journalism Review plans on ending its print edition and launching a new website in the fall of 2013. To quote from their own report, “the American Journalism Review will end production of its print edition and launch a redesigned website in fall 2013 as it becomes an online-only publication, the University of Maryland’s Philip Merrill College of Journalism announced Wednesday. The current AJR website will continue to be maintained and new articles uploaded throughout the summer.” will also host an archive from the publications’ 36-year history.

Inc’s Print & Web Redesign

Inc. magazine is a New York based publication, originally founded in 1979. The magazine is best known for the Inc. 500 — an annual list of the 500 fastest-growing private companies in the U.S. — is making major changes. The main overhaul includes increasing the amount and size of photos used throughout the digital and print magazines. People need visual attraction to really be swayed into reading more. “The Web has become more visual and its raised the bar for what a magazine should do.”

The print version has been changed similar to the way people navigate websites, “breaking away from the traditional structure.” They are running lots of articles in both print and online to increase traffic and like-ability.


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