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.
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 Verge reports that publishers are fleeing Facebook’s Instant Articles platform.
Mobile Web: Back To the Future
At mobiForge, Ronan Cremin suggests AMP takes us back to a pre-responsive-design world. He may be right, but publishers are choosing that path for the wrong reasons.
An Online Home for the World's Biggest Publisher
We crafted a new website—and along the way, a new brand—for the world’s most iconic publisher. Here’s how we did it.
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.
Tapworthy in China (and Japan! and Spain!)
“Touch People’s Hearts” is the translated title of the Chinese edition of my book Tapworthy (触动人心), and I couldn’t be more tickled.
Hot on the heels of yesterday’s post about Newsstand, I had exchanges with a few folks whose work touches the publishing industry. A few themes kept coming back…
Newsstand Is Promising, Yay! But Enough with Issue-Based Publishing
Newsstand is a read-all-about-it moment for publishers, as readers seem to love it so far. But we can’t let this recent success distract us from real problems with the issue-based publishing model Newsstand supports.