Media Bulletin

Redesign for Wired.co.uk

By Staff

16th April 2013

Category: Consumer

Wired.co.uk has relaunched with an improved design and better functionality.

Article pages are now fully responsive, reformatting according to the device the site is being accessed on. Image quality has also been improved with the site now able to host pictures that are thousands of pixels wide. These will also be responsive with the site only serving the user images that are best suited to the display they view them on.

New tools that have been developed for the site allow the editorial staff to incorporate images, quotes, videos, Google Maps, Vine clips, Spotify playlists and much more within articles. Staff hope these new tools will help them to “tell our stories better using inline quotes and pictures that are relevant to the text they appear next to.”

The site also introduces a different approach to its homepage. Due to users accessing the Wired.co.uk through various means; including Twitter, emails and RSS feeds, and therefore skipping the homepage of the site, homepage content will be displayed in the bottom portion of articles. Articles will adopt infinite scroll mechanisms for this feature to allow users to view stories from as far back as they want.

More changes to the website are due to be announced in the future: “Our next job is to redesign our homepage and our list pages (such as the News and Reviews homepages). We want to think about these projects without distraction, so we split the project into two parts. That exciting job is about to begin…” commented Nate Lanxon, editor of Wired.co.uk.

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