‘Slate’ Rolls Out Its Most Significant Redesign Since 2006

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Slate, one of the oldest publications on the web, is getting a facelift

The 17-year-old web magazine is going through a major overhaul — changing the logo, making the homepage more image-heavy, cleaning up the article pages and introducing responsive design — to adapt to shifts in the number of stories it publishes, the devices readers access them through and to make room for new ad formats

The most obvious change readers will notice is with the homepage, which is still how some 40% of Slate‘s readers experience the site. The previous homepage followed the traditional formula of a couple years ago: a carousel of leading stories at the top, scattered ads along the left and right rails, and an endless stream of headlines with small thumbnails descending down the center of the page in reverse chronological order. The new homepage does away with the carousel in favor of spotlighting stories in colorful tiles above the fold, the layout and number of which will vary based on the news cycle. Read more…

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