MAY 6, 2013
afternoon The New York Times sent emails to registered readers to view the
prototype of their new website design. The new prototype website does not
include changes to the home page and section fronts, but rather new article
design and navigation. The purpose of the email is to get reader feedback prior
to any launch.
see many enhancements on article pages, including the following:
Richer integration of photography, video, interactive elements
Customizable navigation, accessible from every page
(The home page
and section front pages are not yet included in the
The NYT says that the prototype is designed for
Chrome 25, Firefox 17 and Safari 5.1, and is optimized for iOS 6 on the
In fact, the design change is most obvious on an iPad in portrait
where the responsive design comes into play. In landscape the design looks and
feels very much like a desktop version.