Welcome to the new look of AdAge.com. We've undergone a redesign to create a cleaner, easier-to-navigate site that will help us serve you, our community, better. Our end goal: to make it easier for you to find content on the site.
Among the changes you'll see:
- There's a navigation bar across the top of all the pages, which will make it easy to find the content you're looking for, no matter where you are on the site. All of our channels, from Mediaworks to CMO Strategy, are listed in the nav bar; mouse over them to a see a drop-down menu of subsections if you want to drill deeper. We'll also rotate some of our more timely content through this nav bar (see the subjects in blue, to the right) so you can more easily find your way to it.
- We've widened the story formats, which means more fun with graphics! Our previous design had a constrictive, narrow story well and we're excited to see what we can do with a wider canvas.
- All of our reporters, editors and contributors have author pages to make it easier to follow your favorite Ad Age writers and contributors. See TV Editor Brian Steinberg's to check it out.
- We've implemented better commenting tools. Threaded comments will make it easier to follow conversations, and you'll be able to connect a URL to your AdAge.com profile so people can easily learn more about you and your background. You can also connect your AdAge.com profile to your Twitter handle and @anywhere will let folks follow you there with a simple click. We've also added Most Commented to our Most Read and Most Emailed modules.
- More sharing, in more places. Enough said.
- Our main homepage and channel homepages will display most recent stories in reverse-chronological order, but you can search for specific channels or subsections in the carousel, located midway down the page.
- Finally, we've created an easy way for you to find our special reports, including Women to Watch, Media Mavens, America's Hottest Brands and Marketer of the Year. Scroll to the bottom of the new design to see our special reports, archived in a carousel.
Now, we know change can be difficult and we undertook this one with no shortage of thought and planning. And taking a page from many a great internet company, we want to note that this site is in beta -- always in beta, in fact. If you see anything wonky, please let us know.
And most of all, enjoy.