The slightly dramatic redesign of LATimes.com shows that the folks at 1 Spring Street are finally getting one thing right. Make the page readable and usable.
Now if only they can make good on promises that they’re going to start welcoming citizen news stories, offering social-networking tools and perhaps, um, linking out to the rest of the Internets from story text.
Mmm. Smells like 1999 …
To be fair, informants tell me the paper has labored too long until just recently under the thumb of slow-moving, risk-averse and technically b0rked Tribune Interactive, but that there’s a ton of smart stuff in the works.
Keep ’em coming, folks. If you stay on this track, put your database-driven tools front and center and encourage editors to actually start covering Los Angeles more thoroughly, you’ll make it through this scary print-to-digital transition.