The Commercial Appeal launched their new website yesterday afternoon and the Carroll home is split on opinions.
Ashleigh likes the new look, but I don’t like it all.
The new look is suppose to be more “user-friendly”, but white text on a black page is not easy to scan. They are putting words first instead of pictures. Everyone knows that pictures speak a thousand words and big pictures 10,000. The old site featured pictures first and led people to words.
Don’t get me wrong, the old site wasn’t the greatest site ever, but I feel like this move by the CA is a step in the wrong direction with their home page.
Now one thing I do like is when you get into a story, the sub pages are clean. The text is larger and the action buttons are prominent at the top. Go here to see an example of a story.