Moscow designer Artem Troynoy posted on Behance concept site edition The New York Times with a flexible delivery of content.
In it, the reader who is registered on the site can customize the look of the main page. To do this, use the side pop-up menu. For example, to get more materials on sports and business, you need to drag the names of the relevant sections to the top of the list. There you can also disable individual topics or, conversely, choose only one for reading.In the side menu, you can add new sections from the general rubricator (and also remove them from there).
The main page of the concept should be adjusted to the intensity of the release of materials and news. But it is not possible to withdraw materials from certain sections. For example, one page may be an article or about business, technology, and politics or fashion, health and the arts. However, between these triples can not mix. Also on one page will not get sports news and materials from the “Food” sections and “Real Estate”. The reader can also be removed from the main uninteresting news (about cross badge) or, conversely, secure them on it (with the pushpin icon).
On the page, the material has a footer where you can change the text and background color, learn, how many minutes will be spent on reading, how much is left before the end of the text and read the article in the theses, publish it on social networks, and move to the next (or previous material). In addition, the triple has created designs for the section with the video version for small screens.
The commentary Look At Me Troynoy told that redesign it took him three months: one month to study the design of the month and the month of the presentation. He also explained how to conduct their own research before designing the audience.
“BY SOCIAL NETWORKS, TWITTER AND FACEBOOK I FIND PEOPLE who are subscribed to NYTimes.com. I looked at what kind of topics they are signed (at the NYT for each section has its own Twitter). I chose to observe 12 men and watched as they actively retweets these sections. Most people chose the 4-6 sections and read them on Twitter. It’s almost like in real life.
“A man buys a newspaper and read only those sections that interest him. And the rest is easy throws. ”
FROM EXISTING MEDIA MOST POPULAR WITH [website] USA the Today, which is made in Fantasy Interactive. [Their work] were my basic landmarks in stylistic embodiment. Also really liked the new version of the design of The The Atlantic , well, sensational by Bloomberg ».
Past and future of web design compared with the development of architecture
Product researcher (product science) in Medium Mike Sally (Mike Sall) wrote for his blog material, in which he compared the history and future of web design with the evolution of Western architecture.
FIRST, HE NOTED THAT BOTH AREAS have in common: they are designed for people who have a pragmatic structure, limited to the development of technology and art are.
SELL START COMPARING WITH THE ARCHITECTURE OF THE NEOLITHIC PERIOD (10 000-2000 years BC) and the first HTML-markup. The distinctive features of the early web design and ancient buildings he called “the simplicity and limited structure.” At that time, he said, builders, as well as developers in 1992, “played up position and size.” In addition, the achievement of thought “to put something in its place.”
SITES THAT WERE CREATED AROUND 1996, Sally compared with classical architecture. Distinctive features here have become “order and proportion, with little embellishment.” In architecture and web design these periods tried to “clear divide sections with different functions.” Materials and mediums are also simulated surface, which have been used previously. For example, stone triglyphs – wooden beams, a 3D-Button – physical keys.
ROMANESQUE ARCHITECTURE VI-X CENTURIES according Sella, similar to sites that were created around 2000. Their common elements – thickened bulky elements in buildings, and in the menu.
A GOTHIC ARCHITECTURE XII-XVI CENTURIES similar to the days of Flash and CSS technologies. Both directions (in architecture and web design) tried to hit the viewer unrealistic and complex structures. Flash and CSS Sally called “stained glass web design.”
MODERN WEB DESIGN he compared with the architecture of the Renaissance XIV-XVI centuries. For both periods are characteristic of ‘purity, consistency and accuracy. ” Renaissance return to the purity and the logic of classical architecture. Modern web design (with the advent of “flat design”) has also become clearer and more logical.
THE LAST TWO ITEMS MATERIAL SALLY relate to the future of web design. Since 2017 the designers begin to “break and twist the classical elements into complex shapes.” It will be similar to the architecture of the baroque XVII-XVIII centuries. “Compared with the intellectualism of the Renaissance, barokkansky design will be emotional and theatrical,” – he writes.
HOWEVER, SINCE 2022 WEB DESIGN RETURN to the principles of classical architecture. That is become like a neo-classical architecture of the second half of the XVIII – early XX centuries. “The old site Yahoo still does not look very convincing; not something sacred. But after six or seven years, he will once again be tough, “- says Sally.
AS FOR PROGNOSIS AFTER 2022 Sally believes that, as in art, in the web design will be a revival of the old ways. For example, the first Neo-Romanesque style, then – a neo-Gothic.