I thought I was looking at a USA Today website. I would like to see what the hero banners look like using real photos, the current ones are cherry-picked or photoshopped and I have a hard time seeing this scale.
There are some nice elements throughout the site, but this honestly looses so much character for what the NYT represents and gets lost in the sea of trendy re-designs. It also has a strong focus on the design of the site and not on the content. This feels like form over function.
I would love to be in the room where they try proposing a design with 2 ads on the homepage, both of which are probably around 2000px down the page.
LOL. At least this unsolicited redesigned doesn't totally remove the ads like most of them do.
Similarly, a "slow news day" layout.
People seem to always overlook how the content management system would work in these redesigns.
It's a pretty picture, but it doesn't feel anything like the New York Times. Why would they abandon 164 years of credibility to look like USA Today?
alot of work here, nice1. Though really throws one off when the first line says 'Newspapper' and then not long after 'Nain Idea' and it's all images. I get it, maybe not english first language but as far as presentation it distracts.
that being said, interesting approaches to dynamic paper layout/user controlled layout etc. But it's all a bit too USAToday. This is more of a concept for a general news aggregator tablet app .... NYT also tends to focus more on body text/headlines for everyday articles rather than large images/whitespace for everything. Good you put this up on portfolio sites because I'm sure your demo site is getting slammed right now hehe
Sure in "real life" this redesign would be an impossible monster to implement, but with out boundaries anything is possible and can start a conversation. Just because it can never happen (now) doesn't mean these personal concepts are a waste of time. They can bring up questions on what is actually possible. If you never push, nothing will advance.