Love the 'cover' designs. That black on red is bold, but it works. The typefaces are lovely, even the serif which is easy to read.
Built with REACT JS it seems, love it.
I find the new design to be distracting. The width of the title column allows for only 2 - 3 words per line resulting in titles that span 4 - 5 lines:
I just find it hard to
concentrate when my
eyes have to work so
damn hard to read all
the titles like this.
Start scrolling and scanning the titles in the centre column. When a featured title comes up your eyes have to jump left one column, breaking the pattern.
A few more lines down and there's a transition over by the logo that you can't help but glance over at.
Compare this to Medium's homepage, which can be scrolled through quickly while still retaining a good deal of title information, I feel The Intercept just goes by in a quick and overwhelming blur.
The Intercept is a beautiful site with some great longform journalism. The thing that really gets to me though is they have some elements that become fixed position (such as the "Field of Vision: Birdie") that are jittery as you scroll—a detail that spoils the site for me a bit.
Feels like a less crazy Bloomberg, which isn't bad.
Really great design on there. Love the favicon.
They've done such a great job of breaking the modern online media mold.
I love the design
Oh this is good.