I just wanted to share my opinion on the topic of design being content. To me, design is most definitely the content, but so is the actual written word. It’s not a matter of which one is more important than the other. The point is, if either the design or the article existed alone, the story wouldn’t best be told. Both work together to enhance the message. This is precisely why newspapers are adapting. With that said, I thought it might be of interest to you all to cite a particular newspaper’s website that recently underwent a redesign. The designers at The Tennessean.com, which serves Nashville, TN, recognized the need to better engage the readers by addressing their feedback and incorporating a streamlined design. Personally, I think it’s working.
What do you think?