Newsweek Redesign Q&A with Dirk Barnett
In advance of today’s redesign launch, I asked Newsweek Creative Director Dirk Barnett about getting the call from Tina Brown, his process for the relaunch and bringing back the swagger that Newsweek once had. Read the full interview here on SPD.org.
We just relaunched iheartradio.com with a new design and organization. New feature and functionality include: Quick access to find radio stations easily; Sync favorite stations between online and mobile; our best local content, front and center: timely local programming get top billing on the new site. Editorial photo galleries and original videos now also get their own section. We’ve also used web fonts from Webtype.
The Hollywood Reporter recently relaunched in print and online and debuted a sharp hybrid print/webiPad app. The 80-year old tinseltown trade pub relaunched in print in early November, shifting from a standard sized daily to oversized weekly magazine. The blog style website leverages the print publications typography through dynamic web fonts, and their ipad app shifts between weekly print publication and up-to-the-minute web-based news based on iPad orientation. The print side of their iPad app serves up articles on both sides of their pay wall.
I asked THR creative director Shanti Marlar to take us behind the scenes: