Field Notes – Der Tagesspiegel – Website

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The website for Der Tagesspiegel is very reminiscent of the printed product. The same nameplate is positioned in the center of the header above the nav bar. It also seems (to my untrained eye at least) to have the same typefaces used between the print and website.

Screen Shot 2014-05-04 at 9.54.12 PMOne thing I really like about the website design is in the sidebar there is dedicated space for the pictures and video of the paper. I can only imagine if I was a regular reader I could spend free time on the page going through the latest photos and videos and seeing them in high-definition.

Screen Shot 2014-05-04 at 9.55.02 PMThe individual sections (the body copy for the “Berlin” section is seen above) is just a series of small promos with an image that will link to the full story. There isn’t much different between this and the main page other than the specialized content. *the photo gallery and video section of the sidebar mentioned in the above comment changes to include images/videos specific to that section of the page.

The main page also features a twitter feed and a number of promos for different blogs in the sidebar.

Overall, Der Tagesspiegel’s website is relatively the same, stylistically, as its printed product. It is traditional, featuring very modular pieces and a design that is typical of 90% of what is found online. But, why fix what isn’t broken? It is more up-to-date than  some websites and is easy to use/navigate. Which is more than can be said for others.



Nick Schmiedicker