The preview "includes nearly all of the same elements found on the article prototype we made available earlier this year," a note to employees says, and includes a homepage "restyling." Here's an abbreviated version of the homepage (click to view bigger). Full preview pages below.


Here's the note:

Dear Colleagues:

Starting today, employees are able to see the latest version of the NYTimes.com redesign, the next step in our continuous process to develop a richer digital platform to showcase our award-winning journalism and premium advertising.

This employee preview includes nearly all of the same elements found on the article prototype we made available earlier this year, but rendered on an entirely new page serving platform which is both faster and dynamic. The new platform serves as a foundation for all future development and will allow us to create more personalized experiences.

This preview also includes restylings of the homepage and section fronts, which feature a cleaner look, new navigation tools and new fonts. Like the prototype, article pages feature a cleaner, more engaging and responsive design; richer integration of photography, video and interactive story elements; and more efficient navigation tools.

To enable your preview, click here. You may also disable it by using the same link and clicking on the “Disable” button.

This preview is available only to employees at this time as you must be behind the company firewall to access it. The preview viewing experience expires after seven days. If you would like to continue viewing it after seven days, you must click on the link again.

If you wish to provide feedback or report problems, you may do so here. Your input will be invaluable as we prepare to publicly launch the redesign of NYTimes.com in early 2014.

Thank you.

The NYT5 Team

Some pages, including the article page previewed earlier this year:

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