Intercept redesign shows article pageview counter

The Intercept

The Intercept debuted a new look Friday, shrinking its navigation bar, adding a pageview counter and reconfiguring the homepage layout.

The new design allows readers to see more content — one prominent story and four secondary stories — without having to scroll.

Here's a look at the transformation:

Before:
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After:
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The new icon next to the tally of comments for each story indicates how many pageviews the article received. The new feature is meant to help readers choose between stories, said John Cook, editor-in-chief at the Intercept.

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"Gawker publishes traffic data, so does Business Insider," Cook said. "It’s an easy way for readers to gauge which stories on the front page might be more interesting.

Also new is a "most popular" sidebar that stays frozen on the left side of the page as users scroll:

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Intercept co-founder Glenn Greenwald referred to the redesign as "stage 1," on Twitter, implying that more change might be on the way:

 

 

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    Benjamin Mullin

    Benjamin Mullin is the managing editor of Poynter.org. He previously reported for Poynter as a staff writer, Google Journalism Fellow and Naughton Fellow, covering journalism innovation, business practices and ethics.

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