USA Today redesigned (as anyone who has been to their site will no doubt have noticed). Talk about reader interactivity! Gone is the five-refer skybox, replaced with a rotating reader comment. Also new is a login/new account space at the upper right-hand corner. You can still get to everything with the colorful boxes (i.e. sports, travel, etc.), but they’re just elegantly tucked away. Want to tab between headlines and the On Deadline blog? That’s a breeze and you don’t even have to scroll down to get there.
I’m not so big on the fact that the site still makes you scroll down quite a way at the home page to find everything. As you scroll down, everything makes sense, but I still feel a little overwhelmed, like there’s just too much stuff to digest at once. I rarely scroll down more than one page’s worth unless I’m reading a story. I don’t like scrolling down to navigate.
That’s why books were invented, to overcome the deficiencies of scrolls. But here we still are.