nooo way. Again? Every page of bloomberg.com has been posted in the last 3 weeks.
My friend Steph Davidson works on the design / art team there. Her blog is hilarious. http://risingtensions.tumblr.com/post/109401148685/friends-pls-check-out-the-new#notes
Bloomberg's design has long been fucking bonkers and edgy in unexpected ways. I absolutely love and respect the hell out of it. I can't think of any other major media company that gets away with such bizarro stuff on the regular.
The fact that this is the cover of a widely-read business magazine makes me happy.
Totally! I'm excited to see what Richard Turley does with MTV.
He did a talk a little while ago about it, he's doing a wonderful job.
Some of it is quite hilarious
I have noticed a lot of fun stuff popping up on the insta @mtvnews, tumblr etc..
Do you have link to the talk?
Sadly I think the only vod of it is for RGD members only, it was called "LET'S TALK ABOUT ME" but I think it was only public online for a few weeks :/
It's a nice little touch of personality that isn't often found on boring, stuffy content heavy sites of this type.
Further, I find site designs like Bloomberg to be interesting case studies on many levels, especially since I've worked on projects with complicated constraints and needs (ie radio/advertising industry - yes, the ad model works and ads are here to stay. Personally, I think the ad world is an exciting space to be in right now. There are some great tools out there Google Web Designer, Adobe Edge Animate that are pushing the industry forward).
These are not pretentious, portfolio/agency sites shipped with an over use of parallax scrolling and sans serif fonts. Many hours of thought went into this.
For one, developing a complex information architecture for a content heavy site such as Bloomberg is an enormous challenge. I'm sure many people were involved in many iterations over many months.
I think it took a lot of guts for for a company like Bloomberg to leap out of the norm and pump out a rebuild like this. It is refreshing and inspiring to see a new coat of paint once in a while.
We can tell just by looking at the font sizes, the navigation, and...the 404 pages that their demographics are possibly young-ish, educated, tablet-totting adults that need to consume the content with ease and efficiency. For example, the large padding around the heading texts is probably making sure your fingers are hitting exactly what you want.
You, my Designer News friend, may see common CSS solutions often found in the wild, responsive design implementations you find on all your pretentious blogs, and fonts you recognize from your "design inspiration" bookmarks.
The Bloomberg relaunch is everywhere because it matters and provides interesting solutions.
I value the opinions of the DN community therefore I thought I'd share it here.
Really well put. Got the same impression regarding their demographics; their attempt to make business journalism more approachable to a younger crowd is admirable and I think the new look and experience will help achieve that.
I don't really get this trend for 404 pages where they're utterly mental and helpful in no way whatsoever.