The Next Web Launches Massive Minimalist Redesign
The Reader Edition
31 OCTOBER 2012, LONDON, UK
SummaryThe Next Web, one of the world's most popular blogs, today announced the launch of its redesigned site, immediately available to all readers following a short private beta. The revamped site, named TNW: Reader Edition, focuses on improving readability, mobility and brows-ability thanks to simplified UI, speed and the wonders of HTML5.
The redesign signals the site's commitment to provide its readers with the most comprehensive, reliable, fast, easy to read, easy to navigate, technology information resource possible.
The new site, designed and built completely in house, is built using HTML5 technologies and is fully responsive to cater to readers on all devices and resolutions. The site itself is built on Wordpress.
"We're called The Next Web for a reason and staying at the forefront of where the Web is heading is crucial. More importantly, delivering a usable, beautiful and coherent reading experience across the plethora of devices now avaialble to our readers is equally so."
The new site boasts several unique features:
1. Timeline: A real time feed of latest and popular stories from across the site but also specific channels. This provides a single navigation for all content across the site.
2. Instant Refresh & Browsability: Thanks to HTML5, readers can now browse the site with fewer refreshes and near instant switching between articles. This has always been one of the ambitions behind the new site.
3. Keyboard shortcuts: Skimming between articles is even easier thanks to simple keyboard shortcuts that let you browse The Next Web's 60+ articles a day using left and right key on the keyboard. More shortcuts will be added soon.
3. Revamped homepage: The Next Web's new homepage gives reader an instant snapshot of the hottest stories of the day. With a combination of algorithm's and manual editing, The Next Web's homepage shows you what's new and what's hot without the need to scroll.
4. All Sections: Channel homepages are given paramont importance on the new site. Readers with a passion for specific subjects can use the stream navigation to quickly browse to the channel homepage, view latest stories and popular. What's more, skimming through the latest and hottest stories in these channels is faster and easier than ever thanks to the timeline, instant refresh and keyboard shortcuts.
5. Responsive: The new TNW is completely responsive ensuring a usable and compelling experience, regardless of the device upon which it is viewed.
The new site is available to all readers immediately.
About The Next Web
Founded in 2008, The Next Web is one of the world’s largest online publications that delivers an international perspective on the latest news about Internet technology, business and culture. With an active, influential audience consisting of more than 7.2 million monthly visits and 9.5 million monthly page views, The Next Web continues to expand its global presence on its website with the addition of new channels and content partnerships, as well as through events in North America and Europe.
""We're called The Next Web for a reason and staying at the forefront of where the Web is heading is crucial. More importantly, delivering a usable, beautiful and coherent reading experience across the plethora of devices now avaialble to our readers is equally so."" Zee M Kane CEO
About Inside TNW
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