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First look -- Sun Sentinel redesign

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by steveu, Aug 11, 2008.

  1. steveu

    steveu Well-Known Member

    Or should I say now, SunSentinel. That's right, no hyphen. Like the poster at visualeditors.com says, Tribune cut back the hyphen too.

    Visualeditors.com has more: http://www.visualeditors.com/apple/2008/08/first-look-south-florida-sunsentinel-redesign/

    Fire away. ;)
  2. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    1) That's really fucking busy. Ugh.

    2) Why write stories when you can just have refers? Whoever came up with that was stupid.
  3. OnTheRiver

    OnTheRiver Active Member

    "Hard to stomach" ...

    Delicious, delicious irony.
  4. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    Once more, is it irony that the big headline reads "Hard to Stomach"?

    Edit: Aaaaaaaaaargh! Beat me to it.
  5. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    That giant "S" looks like a supermarket logo. I'm still fuddy-duddy enough to want the name of my paper at and across the top. Take the rest of the space for the goofy stuff, like 12 teases for 20 pages of news.
  6. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    So what redeisgners do now is take a few cans of paint, throw them against a wall and decide how those colors will look on a newspaper page.

    Those top of the page refers are god-awful, the centerpiece (or is it ONLYpiece) on the page is way too busy.
    I'd like the bottom page refers if there were fewer of them nd not 17 different colors.
  7. BigSleeper

    BigSleeper Active Member

    Of all its problems, the one thing that struck me was the abundance of the color red. I'm not sure of the effectiveness of a employing a specific color palette to help establish a paper's identity, but when I think south Florida, I don't think red. Blech.
  8. jlee

    jlee Active Member

    "We're after occasional readers, people who don't feel they have the time or enough interest to read our paper on a regular basis."

    Great strategy.

    Still, good to see someone doing more than just laying off a few dozen people.
  9. pallister

    pallister Guest

    I don't understand why redesigns seem to get locked into one "innovative" idea. Every recent design I've seen has been based on the same general template. It's not innovative if everyone's doing it.
  10. Saint Lou

    Saint Lou Member

    Wow. Just awful.
  11. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    I don't think newspapers want to survive. I think we're all just bit players in the world's largest production of "Springtime for Hitler."
  12. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Wonder how much they save in ink by dropping that pesky hyphen?

    It did remind me I need to stop at the grocery store on the way home. The Queen is on the road again so the dogs and I will eat some steak.
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