As regular visitors will have noticed, we've done some body work here at Creativity Online.
The home page design refresh caps off a series of front and back end changes we've made to help make the site work and look better.What's new:
The Player: You may have noticed over the past several weeks that our player has been upgraded. The new system was designed to provide a better showcase for the work, to allow ease of navigation, and to allow our subscribers to download work. After a video, for example, finishes playing, an overlay will pop up giving you Search, Share and Download options. You can also click the Menu icon on the bottom of the player to pop the overlay.
The Home Page: We've tweaked the page so that it provides a better at-a-glance showcase of the latest and greatest work, and the news, info and blog posts.
At the top of the home page, you'll find the top work picks of the day in the TV/Video, Interactive and Print/Design categories. As always, these are the items that Creativity editors have picked as the best of that day's work. All the other latest work appears on the home page; you can see, at a glance, what the item is, who's responsible and a brief summary. All the news, Behind the Work, CAT and other content is posted to this main space on the home page, too. You can go directly to the Adcritic-Work or News or Features sections (look in the main nav bar) if you want to narrow down your content choices.
At the top right, where a list of Latest work resided previously, you'll find big or breaking news, our Feedbag aggregation of cool creative stuff, or other featured content.
We've also changed our access policy. Previously, all work was free to view for seven days, then it went under our subscription wall. Now, all visitors can click on any three items before being asked to log in.
Expect more exciting tweaks in the coming weeks.
As most of you know, we've undergone some significant changes here this year. Creativity Magazine has integrated with its sister publication, Advertising Age.
Creativity Magazine is no longer published in its current quarterly form. Much of the content that was covered in the print magazine will now appear in print form in Advertising Age.
Creativity Online remains the premier daily showcase of the best work from every creative discipline and from every creative center around the world. The site's content is also served up to Ad Age's large and influential audience of marketers, agencies and media companies.
Our sibling Ad Age is the world's leading source of insight and intelligence on marketing and media. Through the years it's become more and more evident that the two products together are more than the sum of their parts; that marketers and their agencies need to understand and employ creativity, while creatives of all stripes need to understand brands' business objectives.
We've already seen the benefits of the closer relationship with Ad Age, and we'll be exploring other ways of bringing the two products together.As always, let us know what you think about the site, and suggestions for improvement.