The New York Times launched a redesigned website a few minutes ago. Many of the changes are subtle, but they’ve added a few new features which I really appreciate. First, they now have a dedicated area of the site to show video clips. And more importantly, they have a “most popular” area that includes most emailed, most blogged, and most searched articles. I like the directions the Times is going – and I also note that they are now experimenting with linking to blog posts directly from articles.
Some of the changes and new features you’ll see are a refreshed look, streamlined navigation, expanded use of video and other multimedia and better ways to see what other readers are looking at, searching for and talking about.