Newspaper website redesigns are a dime a dozen these days. But if you have a moment today take a look at the newly released version of the LA Times website. It’s hard for me to evaluate how successful it will be for them in core publishing terms. And I’m still deciding what I think of it overall. But if nothing else I give them a lot of credit for what is actually a deceptively radical redesign of a major metro daily website. It has far more the design feel of an alt weekly or perhaps the New York Observer or even TPM than what you’d expect from a organization like the Times.
On first blush I like it a lot.
Josh Marshall is editor and publisher of TalkingPointsMemo.com.