design, media

won’t and can’t learn

The ABC network appears to have launched a new website template for its local news affiliates, and as usual, for TV news sites, I remain un-wowed, because the managements’ priorities are too clear and have nothing to do with the site visitors. Here are two examples:

Once again I’m sent running to news sites produced by newspapers. It’s taken a surprisingly long time for some of them to get a handle on an acceptable volume and quality of imagery. But aside from that, it makes complete sense that newspapers were better practiced at dealing with large volumes of, and variations in, content. One of my favorites is still Savannah Now, because it’s clean and fun.