Design To Wake a Sleeping Giant
Big Medium helped About.com (now Dotdash) reinvent its product strategy and design process—and created some mighty good-looking and profitable sites along the way.
How Dotdash, Formerly About.com, Is Taking over the Internet
This may be the most successful design- and business-turnaround story Big Medium has been involved with. Fast Company tells the tale of Dotdash, the network formerly known as About.com.
Google Will No Longer Scan Gmail for Ad Targeting
…but the New York Times reminds that Google will continue reading your email for other purposes.
About.com CEO Neil Vogel at Business Insider
The About.com brand is being put to pasture, not as a failure but as part of a remarkable turnaround story. Big Medium helped pave the way.
The Crisis of Attention Theft
Wired calls out the ad screens that corner you when you’re trapped: in elevators, taxis, waiting rooms, or gas stations.
There’s Nowhere to Hide on the Internet
The New Yorker describes what it’s like to use Internet Noise, “a kind of digital squid ink,” to garbage-up your search history for advertisers and other snoopers.
The Web Looks Like Sh*t
The Outline bemoans the abusive state of web design—and offers some of Big Medium’s work as a possible antidote.
Mobile Magic for Entertainment Weekly
Entertainment Weekly has a new responsive mobile website. Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at how we built it.
People Magazine: Time Inc.'s first responsive site
We designed the responsive mobile website for People Magazine. Here’s how we did it and why.
QR Codes Are Footnotes, Not Ads
Go figure, but pulling someone through a QR code means we have to give people information they actually want or need.
Stripping Ads and Paying Your Way
Liberating online content from noisy ads unfortunately chips away at its funding. Readability and Instapaper are teaming up on a new revenue model to help us enjoy reading and support writing, too.